Shi is Key to Ma’s NASA

Yaoyun Shi recently flew from his Michigan home to Stanford University in sunny California to give a speech on quantum technology. Hundreds of students from the Bay Area’s top universities were waiting for him. The rock star reception reflected Shi’s new position as Chief Scientist of Quantum Technology at Alibaba Cloud. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba […]

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Alibaba Pumps US$15 Billion into Quantum Computing & AI

Alibaba Group announced its new DAMO Academy for fundamental and disruptive technology research at Alibaba Cloud’s Computing Conference 2017 in Hangzhou. The company will invest US$15 billion into the project, featuring a dozen top-notch international scientists working in quantum computing, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, fintech, IoT, hardware, and more. […]

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NASA is Using Intel’s Deep Learning to Find Better Landing Sites on the Moon

People have already seen tons of machine learning and neural network applications, but recently NASA announced that their Frontier Development Laboratory (FDL) would cooperate with Intel to apply deep learning for space exploration. One of the recent accomplishments is the application to build a moon map. Scientists at Intel obtained about 200 TB of data […]

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JPL to Assist in Oil and Gas Tech Development

November 22, 2013 Charles Elachi, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., met with top executives of the Norwegian-based oil and gas company, Statoil, on Friday, Nov. 22, in a ceremonial signing of a new agreement to assist in the development and subsequent transfer of technologies to Statoil and America’s oil and gas […]

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New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms

November 06, 2013 A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America. Microbiologists often do thorough surveys of bacteria and other microbes in spacecraft clean rooms. Fewer microbes live there than in almost any other environment […]

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NASA | Computer Model Shows a Disk Galaxy’s Life History

Published on Oct 19, 2012 This cosmological simulation follows the development of a single disk galaxy over about 13.5 billion years, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present time. Colors indicate old stars (red), young stars (white and bright blue) and the distribution of gas density (pale blue); the view is 300,000 light-years […]

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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft at the far reaches of our solar system

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. Scientists refer to this new region as a magnetic highway for charged particles because our sun’s magnetic field lines […]

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7 Observations from the Big Data Innovation Summit

The Innovation Enterprise events group put together recently the second annual Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston. Here are a few of the highlights of the first day: Banana production in Central America is twice the rate of trash production in New York City This and similar “fun facts” from Wolfram Alpha would have pleased Oscar Wilde […]

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