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UCD-led NASA study captures gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms.

An international NASA study led by UCD has observed one of nature's greatest spectacles from space: gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms. The post UCD-led NASA study captures gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

Here's how NASA tests Mars rovers on Earth.

YouTube host Tom Scott explores the Mars Yard' at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where NASA simulates what it's like on Mars for its rovers.

- Boing Boing - US

Apple hires former NASA augmented and virtual reality whiz Jeff Norris.

Apple is continuing to flesh out its augmented reality project, having hired former NASA employee and AR specialist Jeff Norris to serve as a senior manager of the increasingly important team. The post Apple hires former NASA augmented and virtual reality whiz Jeff Norris appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Apple has NASA minds working on its AR glasses.

Apple has hired former NASA JPL augmented reality expert Jeff Norris to help shape its AR projects, according to Bloomberg. Based on previous reports, Cupertino has been working on a pair of AR glasses and related features for future iPhones since 20...

- Engadget - US

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Records for Longest Time in Space by an American.

Whitson is the first woman to command at NASA, take eight space walks and orbit nearly 250 miles above the Earth.

- Yahoo! News - US

How NASA's A.I. moonshots idea could help your enterprise.

Every few weeks, a group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., finds an empty conference room where the participants sit down to talk about how they can use artificial intelligence to make what might seem like crazy ideas a reality.This is the JPL's informal A.I. moonshots group.The group isn't talking ...

- ITworld - US

Apple Hires Former NASA AR/VR Expert to Work on Upcoming Products.

Apple has recently hired Dr. Jeff Norris, the augmented and virtual reality specialist who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to work on upcoming AR products to be developed at the Cupertino-based company. Bloomberg reported that Apple hired Norris earlier this year to work ...

- Softpedia - US

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson keeps breaking space Records.

Whitson has now spent the most cumulative time in space of any American. Video provided by Newsy        

- USA TODAY - US

Trump video chats with NASA astronauts aboard ISS.

USA TODAY provided live coverage of this event.        

- USA TODAY - US

Long-distance call: Trump speaks with astronaut Peggy Whitson.

President congratulates her record-breaking stay on the International Space Station.        

- USA TODAY - US

Trump's Exuberance for Mars Faces Technical and Fiscal Challenges.

In a conversation with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station April 24, President Donald Trump called for a human mission to Mars by the end of his second term in 2024, a timeframe most in the industry do not consider feasible.

- Space.com - US

China's Cargo Craft Docks with Space Lab

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft performed an automated docking with the country's orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab Saturday , according to the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center.

- Space.com - US

Image: James Webb Space Telescope mirror seen in full bloom

It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From NZ

News Release: NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From New Zealand NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon from Wanaka, New Zealand, at10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Airways teams with NASA for super-pressure balloon launch

NASA has successfully launched its super-pressure scientific balloon from Wanaka aerodrome today, with Airways New Zealand safely managing the balloon’s ascent into near space.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Video of today's balloon launch

Video of today's balloon launch https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1vstfl242ye6mu/NZ%20SPB%202017_LAUNCH%20SEQ_WEB_04252017.mp4?dl=0 Flight tracker: https://www.csbf.nasa.gov/map/balloon5/flight679NT.htm ends

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NASA's Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of sun's interaction with galaxy

Greenbelt MD Apr 25, 2017 New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the sun - calling into question the alternate view ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA's Fermi catches gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms

Greenbelt MD Apr 25, 2017 About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes , last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of millions of times the energy of visible light. ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut

Washington April 24, 2017 US President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for setting a new space record on Monday, but expressed disdain for a particular rigor of space life - drinking recycled urine. Whitson, 57, marked 534 days in orbit and counting on Monday, beating NASA's previous record-holder ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Cassini completes final Titan flyby

Pasadena CA Apr 25, 2017 NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan on April 21 at 11:08 p.m. PDT , passing at an altitude of about 608 miles ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Lunar, Martian Greenhouses Designed to Mimic Those on Earth

Kennedy Space Center FL Apr 25, 2017 While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are collaborating with a university team to develop long-term methods that could help sustain pioneers working in deep space. ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

ronaut Peggy Whitson broke the US record for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump.

- IOL - ZA

NASA's Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms

About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes , last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of millions of times the energy of visible light. Since its launch in 2008, ...

- ENN - US

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks the US record for the most time in space and talks up a mission to Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump.

- ABC News - AU

Nasa balloon carries Anzac poppy to outer space and is seen from Christchurch

Clear skies above Christchurch have allowed many residents to spot a tow balloon that was launched by Nasa earlier in the day from Wanaka.

- Stuff - NZ

An Aerospace Engineer Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open Source

MORE THAN A decade ago, software engineer Ryan Melton spent his evenings, after workdays at Ball Aerospace, trying to learn to use a 3-D modeling program. After a few weeks, for all his effort, he could make … rectangles that moved. Still, it was a good start. Melton showed his spinning digital shapes to Ball, a company ...

- Linux.com - US

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space

When she comes back down to Earth this year, Peggy Whitson will have logged more than 650 days in space. She spoke to President Trump Monday morning.

- NPR - US

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record For Most Days In Space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American. On Monday morning, the president and Ivanka Trump called Whitson at the International Space Station to congratulate her.

- NPR - US

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

- U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars.

- Reuters - US

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks STEM Education with President Trump

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut – an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.

- NASA - US

Flat NASA Budgets Pose Risk to Researchers

The prospect of extended flat budgets for NASA has some scientists concerned that research funds could be raided to support other programs.

- Space.com - US

Peggy Whitson Breaks US Record for Most Time in Space by an Astronaut

Peggy Whitson has made space history. An astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station, Whitson broke the record for the most time in space by an American with more than 534 days over the course of her three long-duration missions.

- Space.com - US

White House Calling! Astronaut Peggy Whitson Gets Congrats from President Trump & Ivanka

NASA's superstar astronaut and International Space Station commander Peggy Whitson received a special long-distance call from the White House to congratulate her for breaking yet another record in space.

- Space.com - US

Happy Birthday, Canadarm2! Spacecraft-Grabbing Robotic Arm Turns 16

Happy birthday, Canadarm2! A Canadian-made robotic arm affixed outside the International Space Station turns 16 years old today .

- Space.com - US

Saturn Moon Tethys' Giant Canyon Snakes into Darkness in Cassini Photo

The giant canyon on Saturn's battered moon Tethys snakes into darkness in a new photo by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

- Space.com - US

Trump calls space station as astronaut sets record

"Space Ninja" Peggy Whitson talks to the president and the nation after logging more time in orbit than any other American

- CBS NEWS - US

Apple Hires Rocket Scientists as It Tries to Catch Up in Driverless Cars

Apple's plan for testing autonomous vehicles calls for putting senior engineers,some with NASA experience,in its cars, a move that suggests the company's technology is still in early phases.

- Wall Street Journal - US

WATCH: World News 04/24/17: Americans Speak Out About Trump's First 100 Days in Office

More than 200 firefighters battle smoke and flames at apartment complex in Maryland; Astronaut Peggy Whitson holds records for longest time in space by an American

- ABC News - US

US President Calls Space Station to Congratulate Peggy Whitson | Video

The NASA astronaut broke the record for most time in Space by a NASA astronaut on April 24, 2017. Donald Trump called the International Space Station to congratulate her.

- Livescience.com - US

Peggy Whitson’s Historic Records as a NASA Astronaut | Video

Five of Whitson's fantastic achievements are listed here by NASA, which now includes most days in space by a NASA astronaut.

- Livescience.com - US

NASA spinoffs: Bringing space down to Earth

In a time of “America First” the benefits of space travel are clouded by the smoke of hyperbole. In reality, there have been over2,000 inventions courtesy of NASA that are making our lives better here on Earth.Everyday we benefit as...

- Robohub - CH

Science record set on Space Station

If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.

- ESA - FR

President Trump congratulates record-setting astronaut Peggy Whitson

President Trump offered his congrats in a phone call to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, new record holder for the most cumulative days spent in space.

- UPI - US

NASA and ESA join forces to build life-seeking Europa lander

The space agencies just announced a bold plan to search for aliens on Jupiter's icy moon through a joint American-European mission

- NewScientist - US

Watch as a giant explosion on the Sun blasts material into space, followed by dancing loops of glowing gas

NASA describes the display of coronal loops as particularly unusual As NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched on April 19, 2017, a huge explosion of hot, ionized gas and magnetic field blasted outward from the Sun. Immediately following this coronal mass ejection, or CME, gargantuan loops of glowing plasma many times ...

- Discover - US

Trump Calls @AstroPeggy at the International Space Station

Ivanka Trump joined the call, in which the president congratulated Peggy Whitson for setting a new U.S. space record.

- New York Times - US

Apple's Latest AR Hire Used To Work At NASA

Apple and its CEO's love for augmented reality is pretty well-known and well-documented, which is why there has been speculation that the iPhone 8 could somehow see the company introduce some AR features to it, and it seems that Apple's latest hire isn't doing them any favors in quieting the speculation.In a report from ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert Jeff Norris

Apple has hired Jeff Norris, an augmented reality expert who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, reports Bloomberg. Norris has reportedly joined Apple as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby Labs. The team is said to be ...

- MacRumors - US

'Better you than me,' President Trump jokes with NASA astronauts about urine in space

On Monday, April 24, President Trump, Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins spoke to Cmdr. Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Jack Fischer of NASA on the International Space Station. The conversation took a lighthearted turn when Whitson told the president about experiments onboard aimed at getting drinking water out ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Making robots that can work with their hands

A NASA Valkyrie robot picks up an item with its hand. Northeastern University, CC BY-NCIt's quite common for humans – especially those who work in manufacturing – to tie a knot, strip the casing off a cable, insert a pin in a hole or use a hand tool such as a drill. They may seem like simple tasks, but are really very ...

- The Conversation - UK

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