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  • NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils’ of Planet Formation
    on 16/10/2021 at 10:23

    NASA’s Lucy mission, the agency’s first to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, launched at 5:34 a.m. EDT Saturday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

  • NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2
    on 15/10/2021 at 21:07

    NASA and Boeing will hold a joint teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 19, to update media on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

  • NASA Awards Audit Services Contracts
    on 15/10/2021 at 19:57

    NASA has awarded contracts to Booth Management Consulting LLC of Columbia, Maryland; Castro & Company LLC of Alexandria, Virginia; Deva & Associates PC of Rockville, Maryland; Hamilton Enterprises LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland; Reed & Associates, CPAs Inc. of Manassas, Virginia; Regis & Associates PC of Washington; and Tichenor & Associates LLP of Lou

  • NASA Invites Media to Briefing on New Water Data Platform
    on 14/10/2021 at 15:37

    NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 21, to share a powerful, new, web-based platform to help those who rely on water resources across the drought-stricken western U.S.

  • NASA Science Mission Directorate to Hold Town Hall Meeting
    on 13/10/2021 at 20:47

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting at 3 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 18.

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  • How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchers
    by Jordana Cepelewicz on 14/10/2021 at 15:32

    When animals move through 3D spaces, the neat system of grid cell activity they use for navigating on flat surfaces gets more disorderly. That has implications for some ideas about memory and other processes. The post How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchers first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • How Wavelets Allow Researchers to Transform, and Understand, Data
    by Alexander Hellemans on 13/10/2021 at 16:55

    Built upon the ubiquitous Fourier transform, the mathematical tools known as wavelets allow unprecedented analysis and understanding of continuous signals. The post How Wavelets Allow Researchers to Transform, and Understand, Data first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • The Astronomer Who’s About to See the Skies of Other Earths
    by Thomas Lewton on 12/10/2021 at 15:11

    After the ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope launches later this year, Laura Kreidberg will lead two efforts to check the weather on rocky planets orbiting other stars. The post The Astronomer Who’s About to See the Skies of Other Earths first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learning
    by Anil Ananthaswamy on 11/10/2021 at 15:33

    To help them explain the shocking success of deep neural networks, researchers are turning to older but better-understood models of machine learning. The post A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learning first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • Mathematicians Prove Melting Ice Stays Smooth
    by Mordechai Rorvig on 06/10/2021 at 14:24

    After decades of effort, mathematicians now have a complete understanding of the complicated equations that model the motion of free boundaries, like the one between ice and water. The post Mathematicians Prove Melting Ice Stays Smooth first appeared on Quanta Magazine

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