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This network of NASA satellites will change the way we fight forest fires

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a plan to attach over 200 sensors to its system of satellites in order to detect wildfires quickly from space. The new system will revolutionize the way responders receive information about fires. Produced by Justin Gmoser Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about this story »

Theory suggests that "hairs" of dark matter may exist around planets

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new theory from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, suggests that dark matter may interact with planets, forming long filaments or "hairs" of invisible particles. Studying these hairs could be scientifically...Show More Summary

Jet Propulsion Lab set to Test Drone for Mars 2020 Rover

The outgoing director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Nov. 19 floated the idea of sending a small scout helicopter to the red planet along with the Mars 2020 sample caching rover headed there in 2020.“It’s not approved for that...Show More Summary

NASA seeks programmer fluent in 60-year-old languages to work on Voyager

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

After decades with the Voyager program, NASA engineer Larry Zottarelli is retiring. That means there’s a job opening at the storied Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but it won’t be the right fit for just […]

NASA to Los Angeles: Get ready for 5.0 quake

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is out with a study predicting a 99.9% chance of an earthquake within the next two and a half years.        

Disputed NASA Study Finds 99.9 Percent Chance LA Will Soon Face Major Earthquake

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Are you ready for the big one, Southern California? According to a new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, there's a 99.9 percent chance the Los Angeles area will experience an earthquake of 5.0 magnitude or greater in the next 2 1/2 years. Show More Summary

NASA: Los Angeles Area Has 99.9 Percent Chance Of Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Or Greater In Next Three Years

According to scientists with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, a new study indicates that the Los Angeles Area has a 99.9 percent chance of experiencing an earthquake magntitude 5.0 or greater in the next three years. Results of the study titled, “Potential for a large earthquake near Los Angeles inferred from the 2014 La... Show More Summary

NASA to LA: Get Ready for 5.0 Quake

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is out with a study predicting that Los Angeles has a 99.9% chance of experiencing an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 or greater within the next two and a half years. "There’s enough energy stored to produce about a magnitude 6.1 to...

NASA Warns: 99% Chance Of At Least A 5.0 Quake Hitting LA Within 30 Months

If scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are correct, a moderately-sized earthquake is expected within the next two-and-a-half years. As CBS LA reports, JPL experts predict a possible 5.0 magnitude quake in Los Angeles, but say it very well could be stronger. Show More Summary

USGS Scolds Rocket Scientists for Earthquake Predictions

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s not often you see the United States Geological Survey and Jet Propulsion Laboratories get into a smackdown over science, but that’s just what happened thanks to a new set of earthquake predictions for southern California. Read more...

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The Real-Life Exploration Science Behind "The Martian"

When fictional astronaut Mark Watney becomes stranded alone on the Red Planet in the novel and film "The Martian," people and technology from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, play important roles in his castaway adventure. Acclaimed for its...

NASA: Cassini Begins Enceladus Flybys with Close-ups --"New Signs of Its Buried Global Ocean Looming?"

"We've been following a trail of clues on Enceladus for 10 years now," said Bonnie Buratti, a Cassini science team member and icy moons expert at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. "The amount of activity on and...

Mars 2020 and the Adaptive Caching Assembly: An Intern’s Perspective

Jet Propulsion Laboratory summer intern Jake Rosenthal shares his thoughts on the Mars 2020 sample caching technology currently in development.

Copernicus has a full SCIENCE VS. CINEMA match-up with THE MARTIAN

Copernicus talks to the creators of THE MARTIAN, and NASA scientists to see if they got the science right. Read the full article on AICN It is finally here — after months of hard work, two trips to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a...Show More Summary

Mars had a long-lasting series of lakes, NASA's Curiosity rover finds

The dry, dusty crater that NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is exploring was once filled with a series of lakes that may together have lasted for millions of years, scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.  The findings, published by the journal Science, show that liquid water may have existed for...

Robot Dances on the Icy Ceiling

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is working on a robot for the exploration of Europa’s oceans. A big problem is the oceans are under a permanent ice ceiling. JPL is making that ceiling a feature with a robot that dances, okay wheels,...Show More Summary

"300 Trillion Suns" --Brightest Known Galaxy Harbors a Monster Black Hole

"We are looking at a very intense phase of galaxy evolution," said Chao-Wei Tsai of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. "This dazzling light may be from the main growth spurt of the galaxy's black hole." A distant galaxy shining...

Ultra-thin optical metasurfaces manipulate light in exotic ways

A team of researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and CalTech have developed a range of ultra-thin, optical components capable of arbitrary manipulation of light.

World of Rock and Ice: Tour of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory published a video tour to shed light on some of the planet’s mysteries.

NASA scientists develop gecko-inspired astronaut anchors

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are honing the applications of a gecko-like gripping mechanism in the hope of making life a little less chaotic for those working aboard the International Space Station (ISS). TheShow More Summary

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