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Are the Foods You Love Too Thirsty?

California’s in the middle of its most significant drought in half a millennia. According to Jay Famiglietti, senior water cycle scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Golden State’s reservoirs contain only a two-year supply of water. Show More Summary

Dawn probe data indicates ancient flowing water on Vesta

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The last place you'd expect to find signs of water erosion is in the Asteroid Belt, but researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory say that data collected during the Dawn spacecraft's visit to Vesta indicates that it not onlyShow More Summary

NASA wants helicopter drones to lead the way for Mars rovers

Rovers have a tough time getting across Mars' vast, unforgiving landscape. They can't see very far ahead, and the crew back home can only offer so much help by looking at orbital imagery. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory may have a clever solution to...

NASA plans to send helicopter drone to Mars to help rovers

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on the Mars Helicopter, which is a drone that would serve as a low-flying scout to help rovers.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Series ‘Crazy Engineering’ Looks at a Prototype Mars Helicopter

last monthHumor : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory series Crazy Engineering looks at a prototype helicopter that could one day be sent to Mars. The main challenges in flying a helicopter on Mars are the fact that its atmosphere is less than half as dense as Earth’s, and safely landing the device each time it flies. […]

How NASA Plans to Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

During Microsoft's demo of its fascinating holographic headset HoloLens today, the company barely mentioned the coolest way it's already using it: to develop software with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that will let scientists explore and work on the Red Planet remotely. Read more...

How The Mars Curiosity Rover Is Now... Preventing Oil Pipeline Leaks Via Drone!?

NASA generates a lot of money from their patents. Next up? Turning detectors for life on Mars into UAVs for energy utilities. In an office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), researchers are working on a challenging task: adapting technology designed to find signs of life on Mars into sophisticated sensors for energy utilities. Show More Summary

Why Europa is more important than Mars

last monthHumor : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. A fascinating video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.It's too bad the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter mission was cancelled back in 2005, or we might already have some answers. One bit of good news re Europa investigation is this:A future NASA mission to Europa became more likely today with the news that Rep. Show More Summary

The Air: LA Has Way More Methane in the Air Than Previously Believed

The smart people over at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a new way to measure pollution in big cities and the results are a little scary: methane levels in Los Angeles are up to 61 percent higher than...

VolcanoBot, A Volcano-Exploring Robot Built by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Go Places Humans Cannot

2 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory robot VolcanoBot is being used to explore volcanoes and could help explain eruptions and other aspects of a volcano’s geology. VolcanoBot 1 has been tested in the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, and a smaller and lighter version, VolcanoBot 2, is being developed. The VolcanoBot was developed by JPL postdoctoral fellow Carolyn Parcheta […]

Awesome Lady Geologist Builds Volcano-Diving Robots With NASA, Because Robots Weren’t Indestructible Enough - No one tell the T-1000 about this technology.

2 months agoHumor : Geekosystem

Thanks to Dr. Carolyn Parcheta and her co-advisors at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, there's now a robot that can explore volcanoes to see how they work on Earth, possibly investigate them in space, and probably uncover a lot of secret supervillain lairs.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing robots to explore Hawaii’s volcanoes

  Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing robots to explore volcanoes in Hawaii. The team, led by geologist Carolyn Parcheta has already tested VolcanoBot 1 at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii and is now preparing VolcanoBot2 for

Imagine Yourself on Exotic Exoplanets With These Stunning Travel Posters from NASA: PHOTOS

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Those of you into collectible travel items and/or space travel will probably enjoy these stunning posters NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created in honor of a few of the exoplanets they've discovered with the Kepler space telescope. An exoplanet, of course,...

NASA scientist killed in Los Angeles plane crash

The lone passenger killed in a Los Angeles plane crash Friday was a longtime scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA's exoplanet posters will make you wish in space tourism

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed three posters by the "Exoplanet Travel Bureau" that highlight the exoplanets discovered by Kepler.

These ‘Vintage’ NASA Posters Imagine Travel Beyond the Stars

Designers NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory capture the excitement of space exploration

NASA Creates 'Vintage' Posters Featuring Futuristic Travel to Exoplanets

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

In celebration of Kepler's quest to find new planets fit to inhabit life, NASA?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology has released vintage-style posters that advertise futuristic travel into outerspace....Show More Summary

NASA’s retro travel posters for real exoplanets are a thing of beauty

NASA has been discovering lots of new and far flung exoplanets with the Kepler telescope – more than 4,000 candidate planets so far. To celebrate those discoveries, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a series of retro-style posters from the ‘Exoplanet Travel Bureau’. Show More Summary

NASA's Exoplanet Travel Posters

2 months agoHumor : Neatorama

For the adventurous traveler, I present NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's travel posters, based on Kepler's exoplanet discoveries. We've featured other posters on Neatorama that are stylized in tribute to the government-issued "America Sees" national park travel poster series that ran between 1930 and 1950. Show More Summary

These Beautiful NASA Travel Posters Show What Life On Other Planets Might Be Like

Ever wonder what life will be like when, instead of hopping on a plane for a summer trip to South America, you can ride in a shuttle bound for another planet? The good people at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory do, and they've created an awesome set of exoplanet travel posters to inspire your daydreams. Show More Summary

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