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NASA Attempts Mars Rover Recovery Via Command Transmissions

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory transmitted new commands to a 15-year-old exploration rover on Mars and will continue doing so for weeks to come. The laboratory said Friday it intends to address the effects of Mars' planet-wide dust storm on the Opportunity rover. The storm has caused the rover to cease transmitting following the last communication made on June 10, 2018.

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DHS, NASA Jointly Develop AI First Responder Support System

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate collaborated with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an artificial intelligence system geared to help first responders process large amounts of information. Built under S&T's Next Generation First Responder Apex program, the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY works to manage first responder data in emergency situations, the DHS said Tuesday.

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DHS, Canada’s Defense R&D Center to Evaluate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Emergency Response

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has partnered with the Canadian defense research and development center for security science to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence and situational awareness tools in critical situations. Both parties agreed to conduct an AI field experiment to determine how the Assistant for …

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Tom Soderstrom: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Uses AI, IoT Applications to Manage Cybersecurity

Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at Amazon Web Services’ Earth and Space Day held Tuesday he predicts new advances in technology will further drive breakthroughs, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Soderstrom told event audience that JPL utilizes artificial intelligence, internet of things devices, chatbots and digital …

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NASA Mulls Helicopter Tech Inclusion in Mars 2020 Mission

NASA could decide in late May whether the space agency will add a small helicopter on the Mars 2020 rover as part of technology demonstration efforts, SpaceNews reported Friday. The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing the helicopter separately from the upcoming mission to the red planet in an …

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NASA-Led Team Addresses Gap in Methane Emission Studies

A research team led by scientist John Worden of NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has helped optimize the accuracy of estimated increases in methane emissions through a new study. NASA said Tuesday that methane emissions have been rising since 2006, but researchers’ explanations for the increase showed “irreconcilable” differences. Researchers provided …

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Ed Hirst Named NASA Juno Project Manager

Ed Hirst, former mission system manager of NASA‘s Stardust comet sample return mission, has been appointed as project manager of the space agency’s Jupiter probe named Juno. NASA said Thursday Hirst succeeds Rick Nybakken, who was named deputy director for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s office of safety and mission success. Hirst previously served …

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