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Solar Flares and Other Mysterious Space Weather Traced to Strange Exploding Sheets of Plasma - Newsweek

Wed, 2017-12-13 15:55

Newsweek

Solar Flares and Other Mysterious Space Weather Traced to Strange Exploding Sheets of Plasma
Newsweek
Physicists have determined the source of powerful cosmic phenomena like solar flares: giant sheets of unstable plasma bursting into pieces. By creating a model for tracking the unstable plasma, they've put us one step closer to being able to predict ...

A Better Way to Predict Space Storms - Eos

Wed, 2017-12-13 14:34

Eos

A Better Way to Predict Space Storms
Eos
The solar winds that buffet Earth's magnetic field, made up of charged particles that hurtle away from the Sun at hundreds of kilometers per hour, can cause radio blackouts, disrupt power grids, and endanger satellites. Scientists have spent decades ...

Mystery of Whale and Dolphin Strandings May Hinge on NASA Data - Live Science

Tue, 2017-12-12 18:02

Live Science

Mystery of Whale and Dolphin Strandings May Hinge on NASA Data
Live Science
"Although our analyses indicated that geomagnetic storms are likely not a major cause, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to completely exclude any possible factor from the mix," Antti Pulkkinen, a space weather scientist from NASA's Goddard ...

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Space weather, EarthScope, and protecting the national electrical grid - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:21

Space weather, EarthScope, and protecting the national electrical grid
EurekAlert (press release)
"A big induced current in power-transmission lines that takes down high-voltage transformers would be a major disaster," Schultz said. "EarthScope is materially helping the U.S. build resilience against space weather on critical infrastructure such as ...

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Photos of the Day: NASA's Artificial Intelligence Watches Space Weather - Product Design & Development

Tue, 2017-12-12 00:05

Product Design & Development

Photos of the Day: NASA's Artificial Intelligence Watches Space Weather
Product Design & Development
NASA explores the use of “cognitive radio” to expand signals to underutilized portions of the electromagnetic spectrum on an as-needed basis, freeing up spectrum for ground-to-space communications. The Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio is ...

City Rescue Mission opens shelter space during cold weather - WOKV

Mon, 2017-12-11 22:55

WOKV

City Rescue Mission opens shelter space during cold weather
WOKV
Jacksonville, FL - City Rescue Mission's Cold Weather Emergency Shelter will open today for up to one-hundred more who need a warm place to sleep. Those needing shelter may check-in to New Life Inn at 234 W. State Street in Jacksonville starting at 2 ...

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New Research Suggests Solar Storms Don't Lead Whales Astray - Atlas Obscura

Mon, 2017-12-11 19:21

Atlas Obscura

New Research Suggests Solar Storms Don't Lead Whales Astray
Atlas Obscura
NASA began this research in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the original aim was to explore the possible connection between solar storms and whale strandings. They paired NASA's ...

Violent solar storm due to hit Earth TOMORROW could plunge planet into darkness - Daily Star

Mon, 2017-12-11 15:01

Daily Star

Violent solar storm due to hit Earth TOMORROW could plunge planet into darkness
Daily Star
Scientists are preparing for a “geomagnetic storm” – a blast of particles from the Sun's atmosphere that disrupts the Earth's magnetic field. The power networks could be brought to their knees by the G1-class storm, according to National Oceanic and ...

Weather looks good for Tuesday SpaceX launch attempt - Orlando Sentinel

Mon, 2017-12-11 13:48

Orlando Sentinel

Weather looks good for Tuesday SpaceX launch attempt
Orlando Sentinel
The launch, which will take place from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will be the first SpaceX launch for NASA featuring an already-used first stage booster for the Falcon 9. The company has already reused boosters for ...
How to watch SpaceX's NASA launch from Cape Canaveral and landingFlorida Today
SpaceX has a momentous launch this weekArs Technica

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Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts? - Economic Times

Mon, 2017-12-11 08:42

Economic Times

Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts?
Economic Times
Scientists are moving towards unravelling why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get stranded along coasts worldwide. Thanks to a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, the new research suggests that space weather ...

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China's new Fengyun-3D weather satellite returns first images - GBTIMES

Mon, 2017-12-11 07:49

GBTIMES

China's new Fengyun-3D weather satellite returns first images
GBTIMES
The satellite will undergo a six-month period of on-orbit testing before entering service, when it will be operated by the CMA and National Satellite Meteorological Centre (NSMC). The 2450 kg Fengyun-3D satellite, currently orbiting in a circular 827 ...

NASA explores artificial intelligence for space communications - Deccan Chronicle

Sun, 2017-12-10 13:20

Deccan Chronicle

NASA explores artificial intelligence for space communications
Deccan Chronicle
Cognitive radio, the infusion of artificial intelligence into space communications networks, could meet demand and increase efficiency.

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NASA explores artificial intelligence for space communications - Times of India

Sun, 2017-12-10 13:02

Times of India

NASA explores artificial intelligence for space communications
Times of India
"We envision these technologies will make our communications networks more efficient and resilient for missions exploring the depths of space," she said. "By integrating artificial intelligence and cognitive radios into our networks, we will increase ...

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Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts? - Economic Times

Sun, 2017-12-10 11:15

Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts?
Economic Times
Thanks to a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, the new research suggests that space weather may be part of a "cocktail of contributing factors" influencing animal beaching. "Our view is that strandings are likely caused by a ...

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Air Force: Weather good for SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral and landing - Florida Today

Sat, 2017-12-09 21:44

Florida Today

Air Force: Weather good for SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral and landing
Florida Today
Despite chilly weather settling over the Space Coast this weekend, the outlook for Tuesday's SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral is mostly favorable, according to Air Force forecasters. Conditions are expected to be 80 percent "go" for the 11:46 ...

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Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite - Space Ref (press release)

Sat, 2017-12-09 20:19

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite
Space Ref (press release)
Timely and accurate weather forecasts can directly affect public safety and protection of property; and the next satellite in the NOAA GOES-R Series will continue to provide more data for sharper, more detailed views of weather systems. NOAA's next ...

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite - Space Ref (press release)

Sat, 2017-12-09 20:19

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite
Space Ref (press release)
Timely and accurate weather forecasts can directly affect public safety and protection of property; and the next satellite in the NOAA GOES-R Series will continue to provide more data for sharper, more detailed views of weather systems. NOAA's next ...

NASA looks at Artificial Intelligence to communicate with space - The Hindu

Sat, 2017-12-09 12:02

Financial Express

NASA looks at Artificial Intelligence to communicate with space
The Hindu
By integrating AI and cognitive radios into our networks, we will increase the efficiency, autonomy and reliability of space communications systems,” added Briones. For NASA, the space environment presents unique challenges that cognitive radio could ...
NASA to replace humans with ROBOTS and use AI to explode DEEP SPACEDaily Star

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NASA exploring the possibility of infusing AI into space communications networks to meet demand and increase ... - Firstpost

Sat, 2017-12-09 11:35

Firstpost

NASA exploring the possibility of infusing AI into space communications networks to meet demand and increase ...
Firstpost
"We envision these technologies will make our communications networks more efficient and resilient for missions exploring the depths of space. By integrating AI and cognitive radios into our networks, we will increase the efficiency, autonomy and ...

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Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite - PR Newswire (press release)

Fri, 2017-12-08 22:38

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite
PR Newswire (press release)
"Our team understands the important mission of this national asset especially after the year of severe weather that our country experienced," said Tim Gasparrini, vice president and GOES-R Series program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems ...

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