Topic: nasa

NASA is pushing virtual reality software to aid scientific discovery

A planetarium in your living room might not be as far away as you think. NASA built a VR simulation that animated the speed and direction of 4 million stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and has many other VR projects underway. The work is being done through NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The virtual … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WorldWind

NASA is teaming up with npm to create software projects that help share critical information about the health of our planet. One project in particular is designed to help developers access NASA data and create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. WorldWind is a free and open-source virtual globe SDK currently in use … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Science Journal

Google has announced it is open-sourcing its Science Journal app. Science Journal is designed to turn Android into a mobile science solution, using the phone’s sensors to explore the world. “We believe that anyone can be a scientist anywhere. Science doesn’t just happen in the classroom or lab. Tools like Science Journal let you see … continue reading

NASA robot lands at CSAIL, FBI keeps iPhone hack a secret, Apple open-sources CareKit—SD Times news digest: April 28, 2016

The 300-pound humanoid robot that NASA wants to use for space exploration has arrived at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) this week. Researchers at CSAIL, led by CSAIL principal investigator Russ Tedrake will program their new “Valkyrie” robot to autonomously perform challenging tasks that would allow it to replace or help astronauts … continue reading

Julia language gets $600,000 grant, Google releases API 23 SDK for Android Wear, and NASA sends robots to college—SD Times news digest: Nov. 19, 2015

The open-source programming language Julia is getting a boost from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation has announced a U.S.$600,000 grant to help bring the programming language out of beta and to version 1.0. Julia is designed to eliminate the need for researchers to use multiple programming languages to perform computational analyses and … continue reading

Microsoft’s HoloLens is going to space

Microsoft and NASA have announced a collaboration to bring the HoloLens computing platform to space. As part of a project called Sidekick, Microsoft’s virtual reality headset will provide aid to astronauts. “HoloLens and other virtual and mixed-reality devices are cutting-edge technologies that could help drive future exploration and provide new capabilities to the men and … continue reading

IBM opens Bluemix to developers for NASA International Space Apps Challenge

IBM and NASA are collaborating on a global code-a-thon, challenging developers to build applications to power the next generation of space exploration, robotics and human life on earth. As part of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, IBM announced it would offer its Bluemix cloud platform to developers competing in the three-day coding competition. The online … continue reading

Microsoft’s Visual Studio timeline and Z3 Theorem Prover, Google Cloud Launcher, Facebook’s Fresco—SD Times news digest: March 27, 2015

Microsoft has released a rough timeline of the upcoming features and capabilities on track for the release of Visual Studio 2015 and beyond. The tentative feature rundown for the company’s flagship developer IDE is below: More details are available on the Visual Studio blog. Google unveils Google Cloud Launcher Google has announced Google Cloud Launcher … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google’s Project Tango teams with NASA to build autonomous space robots

NASA SPHERES robotic platform equipped with Project Tango smartphone will assist astronauts in zero gravity … continue reading

NASA’s third global ‘codeathon’ includes coastal flooding challenge

The International Space Apps challenge calls for developers to build technologies to improve life on Earth … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Do coders have a future as asteroid hunters?

NASA is launching an Asteroid Data Hunter contest to figure out how to detect, track, characterize and mitigate asteroids … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Researchers successfully reverse-engineer Dropbox

Feat illustrates the futility of keeping reverse-engineering efforts at bay … continue reading

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