A white-and-black space plane, very much resembling the now-retired space shuttle, was trucked to a NASA flight center in the Mojave Desert to begin a round of testing to see if it has the right stuff to carry astronauts one day.
J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness have joined NASA astronauts for a Google+ hangout. That's a tad ironic considering the film had some glaring scientific inaccuracies, which you can read about in our Star Trek IntoShow More Summary
A flatbed truck carrying the Dream Chaser, its wings and tail removed, pauses at Hangar 4802 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California. (Credit: NASA/Tom Tschida) In another sign of ever-increasing commercial spaceflight activity, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser space plane has arrived at NASA for testing. Show More Summary
NASA's first space shuttle, the test orbiter Enterprise, was named after the fictional starship on Star Trek in response to fans staging a write-in campaign. But did the agency's use of the term "space shuttle" also stem from the television...Show More Summary
A new Quantum Artificial Intelligence lab is the latest customer for D-Wave's supposed quantum computer
Google said Thursday it is establishing a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab to trigger the next phase of machine learning with the power of quantum computers. The efforts could trickle down to ordinary people.
To be shared with NASA and university researchers.
The new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QAIL), housed at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and staffed by Google and NASA scientists, has become the second lab in the world to own a quantum computer. As the name suggests,...Show More Summary
This morning NASA partnered up with Paramount for a Google+ Hangout with Star Trek Into Darkness writer/producer Damon Lindelof and stars Chris Pine, John Cho and NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Watch live below (or replay the recording after the event) Secret Starfleet Memorandum on Harrison In this live Google+ Hangout, NASA [...]
An artist's rendition of Kepler. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) The Kepler space observatory has been a source of great wonder since it first launched in 2009. It has turned its eyes out into the great vastness of space and seen new planetary systems and potentially life-supporting planets. Show More Summary
Google, in the midst of its I/O conference (see our story here), also has teamed up with NASA to form the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at the agency’s Ames Research Center. According to a post on Google’s Research Blog, the lab will house a D-Wave Systems quantum computer. Show More Summary
Your guide to the most awesome exoplanets yet found by NASA's Kepler space telescope — all in one handy place, thanks to Wired's Adam Mann.
Back in March of 2009, the Kepler space telescope launched into the universe with the goal of identifying Earth-like planets. Over the years, it did manage that mission, occasionally finding a planet located in the habitable zone orbiting its star. Show More Summary
NASA’s orbiting Kepler telescope launched back in March of 2009, and it soon found scads of exoplanets, some of them even potentially habitable. To date, it’s found 122 confirmed exoplanets and 2,740 potential ones. Kepler completedShow More Summary
Bad news, everyone! NASA has just reported that a giant meteor is on a collision course with Earth. NASA has also confirmed there is no way to stop the moon-sized rock. Its arrival brings the end of all life on this planet. (Thanks...Show More Summary
Quantum computing took a giant leap forward on the world stage today as NASA and Google, in partnership with a consortium of universities, launched an initiative to investigate how the technology might lead to breakthroughs in artificial...Show More Summary
After four years of service, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope has suffered a second serious malfunction — one that threatens to permanently end the mission. Controllers on the ground can no longer control its orientation. It looks bad, but NASA isn’t giving up hope. Read more...
Google. NASA. Quantum computers. Seriously, everything about the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Ames Research Center is exciting. The joint effort between Mountain View and America's space agency will put a 512 qubitShow More Summary
NASA's Epic search for other earth-like planets in our galaxy may have come to an end as the Kepler telescope, orbiting the Sun, 40 million miles from Earth, has broken down with no fix in sight....