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NASA Uses AI to Improve Its Solar Imaging

For the last 11 years, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft has been planted in orbit around the Earth, using a series of instruments to observe the Sun in exacting detail. This extended mission has taken Read more…

The AI Inside NASA’s Latest Mars Rover, Perseverance

As NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, prepares to land on the Martian surface Feb. 18 (Thursday) after a six-month flight to the red planet, the use of AI will quickly become an important part of the rover’s mis Read more…

Researchers Use Deep Learning to Plow Through NASA Snow Radar Data

From 2009 through 2019, NASA’s Operation IceBridge sent out observation flights over the Arctic, Antarctic, and Alaska. Those 11 years of flights produced detailed data on the dimensions and fluxes of snow, sea ice, gl Read more…

Data Visualization Delivers a Full Moon

Data visualization and the organization of information in multiple formats from pixels to text has been used to develop a compelling website that presents in extraordinary detail the first human exploration of our moon. Read more…

Solar Data Analytics Approaches Warp Speed

Data scientists at NASA are employing GPU-powered workstations and local storage to greatly accelerate analysis of images captured by the Solar Dynamic Observatory. Launched in 2010 to probe our yellow dwarf star and Read more…

All-Weather Image Data Put to the Test

Mapping data collected by multi-spectral satellites is being combined with AI and computer vision algorithms to help extract ground features and building footprints. The potential applications for those data products ran Read more…

NASA Upgrades Search Capabilities

NASA's far-flung research centers have generated a solar system’s worth of data since the agency was launched in 1958. To help make it more searchable for rocket engineers and scientists, the space agency is enlisting Read more…

GitHub Hardens Supply Chain with a Query Engine

The GitHub code repository hosting service has moved to shore up its supply chain with a deal to acquire Semmle, creator of a semantic code analysis engine that allows developers to scan large codebases for vulnerabiliti Read more…

Neo4j Expands Startup Access to Graph Database

Graph database specialist Neo4j is expanding free access to its enterprise platform for startup companies, a move the company said would help later-stage entrepreneurs expand their data visualization efforts as that mark Read more…

Spotting Bugs in a Searchable Code Database

A stealthy developer of a software analytics engine designed for scanning code to spot security holes and programming glitches surfaced this week with a pair of investors and a strategy for making code searchable in a da Read more…

NASA Lab Looks to Spur AI Development

A NASA laboratory is working with Google, Intel and other industry heavyweights to launch applied AI technologies into space. The space agency’s Frontier Development Lab is targeting four space applications that wou Read more…

‘Lifelong’ Neural Net Aims to Slash Training Time

Among the consequences of big data is a wealth of relevant minutiae that can be used to train machine learning and other models. That often translates into processing-intensive steps required to train models to perform a Read more…

Startup Patents ‘Whole Brain’ AI Approach

Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time. "Integrating advanced behaviors into a whole Read more…

NASA Tests AI For Autonomous Exploration

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is testing artificial intelligence technologies in underwater drones with the long-term goal of autonomous planetary research and data gathering on Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter. Read more…

NASA Helps Launch Data Science Grad Program

Another U.S. university is adding a data science specialization to its curriculum, this one as part of an online Masters of Science degree in engineering. The University of California at Riverside said the data science t Read more…

Exascale Storage Targets Big Data Archives

With exascale computing comes the requirement for exascale storage. Such a storage platform has emerged in the form of what is touted as the largest capacity tape storage library aimed initially at media and entertainmen Read more…

NASA Confirms 715 New Exoplanets from Kepler Data Haul

Astronomy is one of the more data-intensive sciences, as we have explored before. A new study from NASA highlights the importance of techniques that can keep pace with all that data. Read more…

NetApp Supplements Curiosity Data Flow

NetApp’s Richard Bliss noted that his company teamed up with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA to fulfill the mission’s data needs. In particular, NetApp co-founder Dave Hitz and Nguyen discussed a new data-intensive technique that was set up for the Curiosity landing. Read more…

Amazon Accelerates NASA’s Search for Life on Mars

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses Amazon Web Services to aid data processing in their Curiosity and other Mars rover missions. The cloud-based Amazon service helps boost NASA computing power during the small windows in the day that the space program can contact their rovers. Read more…

NASA Aims High with Airline Data

NASA has harnessed a wealth of information for an ambitious project targeting airlines. To achieve their goals, they've pulled from molecular data on the aircraft materiel, sensor data, software data, and even data on the physical condition of pilots for a sophisticated.... Read more…

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