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authorJet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds
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NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the...

Mars Virtual Reality Software Wins NASA Award
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Mars Virtual Reality Software Wins NASA Award

A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA's 2018 Software of the Year Award.

Take a Virtual Trip to a Strange New World with NASA
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Take a Virtual Trip to a Strange New World with NASA

Are you looking for an exotic destination to visit this summer? Why not take a virtual trip to an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system with NASA's interactive ...

Nasa Space Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula
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Nasa Space Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared vision of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes...

Take a Walk on Mars, in Your Own Living Room
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Take a Walk on Mars, in Your Own Living Room

When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset and virtually explore the Martian landscape.

Spinoff 2017: Nasa Tech Makes a Difference on Earth
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Spinoff 2017: Nasa Tech Makes a Difference on Earth

NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology—innovations developed by NASA,...

Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars
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Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is driving to an alternative hillside target after a climb on the steepest slope ever tackled by any Mars rover.

'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth
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'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth

What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars?

Particles in Love: Quantum Mechanics Explored in New Study
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Particles in Love: Quantum Mechanics Explored in New Study

Here's a love story at the smallest scales imaginable: particles of light.

A Wi-Fi Reflector Chip To Speed ­p Wearables
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A Wi-Fi Reflector Chip To Speed ­p Wearables

Whether you're tracking your steps, monitoring your health or sending photos from a smart watch, you want the battery life of your wearable device to last as long...

Researchers Test Smartphones For Earthquake Warning
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Researchers Test Smartphones For Earthquake Warning

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according...

Nasa Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta
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Nasa Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta

NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our...

Use of Rover Arm Expected to Resume in a Few Days
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Use of Rover Arm Expected to Resume in a Few Days

Managers of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission expect to approve resumption of rover arm movements as early as next week while continuing analysis of what appears...

Study of Atmospheric 'froth' May Help Gps Communications
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Study of Atmospheric 'froth' May Help Gps Communications

When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance...

Nasa, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'work on Mars'
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Nasa, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'work on Mars'

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology...

Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain
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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's...

Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop
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Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop

As it approaches the second anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is also approaching its first close look at bedrock that is part of Mount...

Nasa Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before
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Nasa Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations...

Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year
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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once...

Nasa Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value
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Nasa Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value

NASA's Seasat satellite became history long ago, but it left a legacy of images of Earth's ocean, volcanoes, forests and other features that were made by the first...
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