NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is pretty much a non-stop source of amazing things, and the latest is the PUFFER, or Pop-Up Flat Folding Robot. The design of the robot is inspired by origami, and folding is its speciality. The...Show More Summary
Some climate models are suggesting that El Niño may return later this year, but for now, the Pacific Ocean lingers in a neutral "La Nada" state, according to climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. Show More Summary
“Finding temperatures near these three inactive fractures that are unexpectedly higher than those outside them adds to the intrigue of Enceladus,” said Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. “What is the warm underground ocean...
Two unmanned probes lost in space have been located by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Too small to be seen with optical telescopes, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Indian Space Research Organization's...Show More Summary
Blackbird Interactive Inc. teams up with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for an interactive simulation.
Narrow bands of water vapour that typically travel over the ocean and dump huge volumes of rain on land, often causing flooding and landslides, come with another hazard — extreme wind.Duane Waliser of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Bin Guan of
Blackbird Interactive, developers of the excellent Deserts of Kharak, have teamed up with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create an interactive tour of a concept Mars base. Read more...
Sidd Bikkannavar, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), still doesn't know why he was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol and compelled under duress to give agent's the access PIN to his NASA-owned mobile phone. From The Verge: Seemingly, Bikkannavar’s reentry into the country should not have raised any flags. Show More Summary
On 5 February 2017, American-born NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientist Sidd Bikkannavar published a Facebook post asserting that he was detained by United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) officials while he was returning to the U.S. from Chile, who seized his phone and demanded access to its stored data: Sorry for the absence. … Continued
Images from Google Earth that supposedly show a “flying saucer” or some disc-shaped UFO at the end of a runway at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been the focus of worldwide headlines for the last couple of days. Show More Summary
Life isn't just where you find it, but how you find it. Because any extraterrestrial life in the Solar System may be very rare, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena is looking at a new technique that is 10,000 times more sensitive than the ones used in the current generations of deep space probes. Show More Summary
Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Zooniverse are asking for the public’s help in learning more about Mars’ ancient, watery past. Through the Planet Four: Ridges project, armchair scientists can comb through images from the Mars...
Last week, Hackaday had the chance to tour NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Tours are given all the time at JPL, but ours was special. Steve Collins invited us, and acted as our tour guide, and a new friendship...Show More Summary
The 2016 Hackaday SuperConference took place last month in sunny Pasadena, California. Also calling Pasadena home is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the place where Mars rovers are built, where probes are guided around the solar system,...Show More Summary
In a quest to give robots human-like grace even in the frozen wastes of space, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is looking at exotic gears made out of exotic materials. In a pair of papers, technologistShow More Summary
JPL anniversary: In the Nov. 1 California section, an article about the 80th anniversary of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory said its successes included the first orbiting spacecraft in 1968. JPL launched the first U.S. orbiting spacecraft in 1958. Nissan GT-R: In the Oct. 29 Business section, an...
It was Halloween 1936 when seven young men convened in the San Gabriel Mountains to turn the idea of a working rocket from fantasy to reality. That effort helped usher in the Space Age and marked the founding of one of the world’s leading centers for robotic exploration of the solar system, NASA’s...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was formed on October 31, 1936, so some pretty read Halloween celebrations are no doubt in order for the organization that works with robots on the giant space pumpkin, a.k.a. Mars. Last week, they showed...Show More Summary
“You can holler with delight here on Earth, especially if you were at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last Thursday for its annual pumpkin carving contest. Although calling it a ‘carving competition’ seems off: It’s more like a science fair on steroids.”
NASA employees take pumpkin-carving to an extraterrestrial level. Staff at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, busted out their best jack o’lanterns for its annual Halloween competition. And the entries...Show More Summary