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  • Argonne explores how ants, bees, and fruit flies can be the next big buzz in artificial intelligence

    10/19/2019 6:55:34 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Argonne National Laboratory ^ | 12 Sept 2019 | DAVE BUKEY
    Powered by plutonium and drawing 400 watts of power each to run their electronics and heat, the probes still snap photos and send them back to NASA. After 42 years, though, only six of Voyager 2’s 10 instruments still work... Ultimately, the team aimed to better understand how to use novel and emerging materials to make chips more computationally efficient. Their efforts to design and simulate a new neuromorphic chip led Yanguas-Gil’s to two pivotal breakthroughs. They were able to use filters and weights that impact neural connections in real time, depending on what the system deems important and they...
  • NASA Announces All-Female Remake Of Staged Moon Landings (SATIRE)

    10/18/2019 5:22:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    babylonbee.com ^ | july 18, 2019 | admin
    As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of its fake moon landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced a reboot of the staged event that fooled billions worldwide, only this time featuring an all-female crew. NASA officials confirm they will release a shot-for-shot remake of the meticulously concocted phony moon landing, originally filmed at an undisclosed soundstage 50 years ago this week. The rejuvenated hoax will follow in the footsteps of other recent all-female reboots like Ghostbusters and Oceans 8. Those were some great buddy films, a NASA spokesperson told reporters, but we made the ultimate buddy movie...
  • Why NASA's Annoyed About Elon Musk's Giant Rocket [not]

    10/15/2019 12:46:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Space dot dumb, er, com ^ | Monday, October 7, 2019 | Rafi Letzter
    The Starship MK1 assembled at SpaceX's build and launch facility in Texas. On Sept. 30, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, told CNN that the Crew Dragon would be ready to carry astronauts into space in three to four months. But NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told CNN he wasn't convinced, and due to delays from SpaceX and Boeing (which is at work on a similarly delayed, competitor capsule called Starliner), he anticipated NASA buying more seats aboard Russian capsules... "I am looking forward to the SpaceX announcement. In the meantime, Commercial Crew is years behind schedule. NASA expects to see...
  • Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

    10/15/2019 6:30:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 0809 GMT (1609 HKT) October 15, 2019 | By Jessie Yeung
    We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist. Gilbert V. Levin, who was principal investigator on a NASA experiment that sent Viking landers to Mars in 1976, published an article in the ScientificAmerican journal last Thursday, arguing the experiment's positive results were proof of life on the red planet. The experiment, called Labeled Release, was designed to test Martian soil for organic matter. "It seemed we had answered that ultimate question," Levin wrote in the article. In the experiment, the Viking probes placed nutrients in Mars soil samples...
  • NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface [LHS 3844b]

    10/14/2019 8:02:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spitzer Telescope site ^ | August 19, 2019 | Calla Cofield
    A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the Sun... the planet's surface may resemble those of Earth's Moon or Mercury: The planet likely has little to no atmosphere and could be covered in the same cooled volcanic material found in the dark areas of the Moon's surface, called mare. Discovered in 2018 by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) mission, planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth. It orbits...
  • WFIRST Space Telescope Fitted for 'Starglasses'

    09/26/2019 6:28:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA Exoplanets ^ | September 24, 2019 | Pat Brennan
    When a new NASA space telescope opens its eyes in the mid-2020s, it will peer at the universe through some of the most sophisticated sunglasses ever designed. This multi-layered technology, the coronagraph instrument, might more rightly be called "starglasses": a system of masks, prisms, detectors and even self-flexing mirrors built to block out the glare from distant stars - and reveal the planets in orbit around them. Normally, that glare is overwhelming, blotting out any chance of seeing planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets, said Jason Rhodes, the project scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA's Jet...
  • Russia Says It Will Keep Source of Hole (and Air Leak) on Soyuz Secret But NASA Wants to Know...

    09/22/2019 8:29:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Live Science ^ | 2019-09-22T12:40:29Z | Elizabeth Howell - Contributor
    Amid reports that the Russians will keep the cause of an air leak discovered at the International Space Station in 2018 secret, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has promised to speak personally with the head of the Russian space agency. "They have not told me anything," Bridenstine said during a Houston energy conference question session Thursday (Sept. 19), according to the Houston Chronicle. But he emphasized that he wants to keep good relations with the Russians, one of the two chief partners on the orbiting complex. "I don't want to let one item set [the relationship] back, but it is clearly...
  • Woman who inspired first Greek Barbie accused of falsely claiming she worked as Nasa scientist

    09/20/2019 7:14:07 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/18/19
    The woman who served as the inspiration for Greece's first Barbie doll has been accused of falsely claiming she is a leading scientist who has won awards for her work for Nasa. Eleni Antoniadou, 31, has been described as a specialist in the fields of regenerative medicine, artificial organ bioengineering and space medicine, as well as training astronauts at Nasa, and working as CEO of Transplants Without Donors, which creates artificial organs for transplants. Cited as a "Greek scientist of global calibre" by national media, her accolades include being named in a Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list for Healthcare,...
  • Why Greeks question this role model's credentials

    09/20/2019 6:13:44 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    She has won awards and accolades, and has been feted internationally for her scientific work, but now a woman hailed as one of Greece's youngest and brightest minds has come under more intense scrutiny than ever before. The rise and possible fall of Eleni Antoniadou, 31, has become the subject of intense discussion among Greeks. For years she has been giving interviews portraying herself as a researcher working for Nasa; an expert on regenerative medicine; a maker of cutting-edge artificial organs; a passionate activist against organ trafficking; and a trainer of astronauts. But it seems that not a single Greek...
  • NASA emails reveal agency's surprise at asteroid's near-miss of Earth

    09/19/2019 10:46:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    axios ^ | 09/19/2019 | Jacob Knutson
    The asteroid, called "2019 OK," passed about 40,400 miles above Earth's surface roughly 5 times closer to Earth than the moon at 55,000 miles per hour and could have "created localized devastation to an area roughly 50 miles across" if it struck land, according to a NASA news release. "An asteroid of this size coming this close to Earth is a pretty rare event on the order of about twice a century," according to Paul Chodas, manager of NASAs Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at JPL.
  • Asteroid collision with Earth ruled out by NASA hours later, it smashes into Caribbean

    09/08/2019 2:09:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 82 replies
    UK Express ^ | Sept. 7, 2019 | Sean Martin
    AN ASTEROID which came crashing into Earth and NASA had no idea it was coming reiterates the need to keep a closer eye on the sky in case a massive space rock comes hurtling towards our planet. A small asteroid shot towards Earth at 14.9 kilometres per second, and NASA admitted it did not know it was coming. The space rock known as 2019 MO was just three metres wide and exploded when it hit the planets atmosphere on 22 July above the Caribbean, but the way it approached unexpectedly reaffirms the need for more eyes on the sky. NASA...
  • NASA: There's Been 'an Overall Drop in Natural and Human-Caused Fires Worldwide'

    09/06/2019 2:28:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/5/2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia
    Although the liberal media are reporting that fires in the Amazon and in Africa apparently are the result, to some degree, of climate change and that the Amazon produces 20% of the worlds oxygen, data from NASA show that fires globally have fallen 24% since 1998. Further, Forbes reports that burning fossil fuels has not contributed in any significant way to the depletion of the worlds oxygen supply. Using NASA satellites to detect fires and burn scars from space, researchers have found that an ongoing transition from nomadic cultures to settled lifestyles and intensifying agriculture has led to a steep...
  • NASA satellite spots a mysterious green [x-ray spectrum] light that quickly disappeared

    09/04/2019 6:28:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnet.com ^ | 09/04/2019 | Abrar Alheeti
    A recent study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, offers potential explanations for the appearance of a green blob near the galaxy's center, which appeared and disappeared within weeks. The main goal of the NuSTAR observations was to examine a supernova -- a huge star explosion. The green blob, known as an ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX...didn't appear during the first observation, but showed up during a second one 10 days later. Another space telescope, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, then looked again and found the object, ULX-4, had quickly disappeared. "Ten days is a really short amount of time for such a...
  • Local Man Takes Advantage Of 3-Hour DMV Wait To Pen Blog Post Arguing For Government-Run Healthcare

    09/01/2019 5:41:48 PM PDT · by metmom · 27 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 8th, 2018
    SANTA ANA, CAWhen local man Ralph Dunkley found himself in the midst of a three-hour-long wait for a two-minute service at his local DMV office, he decided to redeem the time by pulling out his iPad and carefully pecking out a 5,000-word blog post arguing in favor of a government-run healthcare system in the U.S. America is way behind the rest of the civilized worldwe need universal healthcare and NOW, Dunkley typed as dozens of people around him moaned in agony while waiting in their seemingly never-ending DMV purgatory. The United States government has more than proven its capability of...
  • Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Opens Up About Aliens

    08/28/2019 1:12:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 89 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 23:01 28.08.2019
    . Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Opens Up About Aliens 23:01 28.08.2019 NASA veteran and legendary astronaut Michael Collins, 88, who operated the Command Module during the historic Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969, shared his views on the possibility of alien life during an online question and answer session on Twitter. A netizen asked Collins if he believes that there is "life outside of Earth" under the hashtag #AskMichaelCollins. In a laconic but stunning answer, the veteran astronaut said: "Yes".
  • Queen guitarist Brian May weighs in on Pluto as a planet (he has a doctorate in astrophysics)

    08/29/2019 9:19:58 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 56 replies
    CNET ^ | August 29, 2019 | Amanda Kooser
    You might not care what Keith Richards or Jimmy Page think about Pluto's status as a dwarf planet, but when Queen guitarist Brian May speaks up about it, it's worth a listen. May, who received his doctorate in astrophysics in 2007, posted his Pluto thoughts on Instagram late Wednesday after hearing about how NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine still thinks of Pluto as a full-on planet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) tightened up its definition of a planet in 2006 and demoted Pluto to dwarf-planet status, sparking an ongoing debate that just won't rest. May is on the pro-planet side of...
  • A NASA Astronaut's Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report

    08/26/2019 1:57:36 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 44 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 23,2019 | Meghan Bartels
    Update for Aug. 24: Astronaut Anne McClain has issued a statement refuting the claims of her estranged spouse. Read the full story here.The closely-guarded private life of a NASA astronaut burst into the spotlight in a New York Times report Friday (Aug. 23) on a messy divorce battle involving American astronaut Anne McClain that has apparently led to claims of identity theft against the space flyer. The incident is rooted in a bitter separation with McClain's spouse, Summer Worden, the Times report continued. According to Worden, her bank account was accessed without her permission from a NASA-affiliated computer network, prompting...
  • NASA astronaut denies space crime accusations amid bitter divorce battle [Homosexual Dispute]

    08/26/2019 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/25/19 | Jackie Salo
    ...NASA astronaut Anne McClain has denied she stole her estranged wifes identity while on a mission as officials investigate her for what may be the first crime committed in space.... McClains legal drama made headlines Friday after her wife, Summer Worden, filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming the astronaut illegally accessed her bank account during a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, the New York Times reported. The pair has been locked in a bitter divorce since 2018 as they feud over custody of Wordens 6-year-old son....
  • NASA astronaut accused of first-ever space crime denies allegations

    08/26/2019 6:50:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug. 26, 2019 | Ravoie Lakshmanan
    NASA is reportedly investigating whats said to be the first ever instance of a space crime. According to a report by The New York Times, the space organization is currently looking into a claim that astronaut Anne McClain improperly accessessed the bank account of her estranged spouse Summer Worden outside the confines of earth while aboard the International Space Station (ISS). McClain who has since returned to Earth admitted to accessing the account, but denied any ulterior motive. She took to Twitter, stating theres unequivocally no truth to these claims
  • NASA investigates the first allegation of criminal activity in SPACE: Astronaut is accused ...

    08/24/2019 2:01:20 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/24/2019 | maxine shen
    NASA is looking into claims that an astronaut accessed her estranged wife's bank account from space during a six-month stint on the International Space Station. Decorated astronaut and US Army lieutenant colonel Anne McClain has been accused of improperly gaining access to Summer Worden's online bank account using NASA computers, the New York Times reported. McClain allegedly accessed the bank account as part of a 'highly calculated and manipulated campaign' to obtain custody of Worden's son, who she had given birth to about a year before the couple got married. Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, brought a complaint...