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"24.03.2017 23:37:12" Recent Rains Drench California Recent rainfalls have drenched the state of California. Imagery from NASA satellites show the result of several atmospheric rivers, known as the Pineapple Express, which carry moisture from as far away as the Hawaiian Islands.
NASA Ames Research Center
"07.03.2017 20:28:56" Small Satellite With Exo-Brake Technology Launches From International Space Station On March 6, 2017, NASA launched its Technology Educational Satellite-5 (TechEdSat-5) from the International Space Station into low-Earth orbit to demonstrate a critical technology that may allow safe return of science payloads to Earth from space. The
"31.01.2017 19:43:31" Jin-Woo Han - Vacuum Electronics in an Nanometer Era NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Modern space vehicles rely on transistors. Radiation tolerance of space electronics is critical for space exploration beyond low Earth orbit.
Dr. Jin-Woo Han's presentation discusses advancements in the use of vacuums to
"31.01.2017 19:43:13" Mark Kasevich - Quantum Mechanics at Macroscopic Scales NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. The underpinning of the universe is quantum mechanics. Atom interferometry uses the wave characteristics of atoms to investigate fundamental physics and advance our understanding of the macroscopic world.
It can be used to
"31.01.2017 19:42:58" Vytas SunSpiral - SUPERball: A Biologically Inspired Robot for Planetary Exploration NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Nature is a major source of inspiration for robotics and aerospace engineering, giving rise to biologically inspired structures.
Tensegrity robots mimic a structure similar to muscles and bones to produce a robust
"31.01.2017 19:42:44" Kenneth Cheung - Building Blocks for Aerostructures NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Strong, ultra-lightweight materials are expected to play a key role in the design of future aircraft and space vehicles. Dr. Kenneth Cheung is developing cellular composite building blocks, or digital materials, to create
"31.01.2017 19:42:29" Charles Bolden - Exploration and the Journey to Mars NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discusses his thoughts on NASA, exploration, leadership, diversity, and the Journey to Mars.
For more information about the NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist, please visit
"31.01.2017 19:42:11" Thomas Barclay - Microlensing and the K2 Experiment NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Innovation is the ability to create a new idea, device or method from what already exists. When the Kepler mission ended, the team took the satellite that was considered to be useless and created a new innovative approach
"31.01.2017 19:41:49" Terry Fong - Planetary Exploration Reinvented NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. The allure of deep space drives humanity’s curiosity to further explore the universe, but the risks associated with spaceflight are still limiting.
Technological advancements in robotics and data processing are pushing the
"31.01.2017 19:41:35" Ophir Frieder - Searching Harsh Environments NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Analysis of selective data that fits our investigative tool may lead to erroneous or limited conclusions.
By finding methods to increase the robustness of our digital data collection and applying likely relationship
"31.01.2017 19:41:22" Norman Mineta NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Mr. Mineta is the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, the former US Secretary of Commerce, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the former Mayor of San Jose.
In his presentation, Mr. Mineta shares
"31.01.2017 19:41:11" Barbara Block - Sushi and Satellites: Tracking Predators Across the Blue Serengeti NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. The Earth’s oceans cover the majority of the surface area of our planet, yet our understanding of the marine ecosystem is limited. Dr. Block presents her work studying tunas, billfishes and sharks utilization of the
"31.01.2017 19:40:56" Michael Flynn - Synthetic Biological Membrane NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Full understanding leads to creation capability, which results in customization capacity. For Human space exploration, synthetic biology approaches will reduce risk, mass carried and increase Human reach.
"31.01.2017 19:40:43" Jason Dunn - The Future of Making Things in Space NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Manufacturing of tools is why humans survive. Jason Dunn discusses Made In Space’s achievements in bringing 3D printers to the International Space Station and their future role in space exploration.
"31.01.2017 19:40:29" Penelope Boston - Subsurface Astrobiology: Cave Habitat on Earth, Mars, and Beyond NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. In our quest to explore other planets, we only have our own planet as an analogue to the environments we may find life.
By exploring extreme environments on Earth, we can model conditions that may be present on other
"31.01.2017 19:40:10" Alan Stern - The Exploration of Pluto by New Horizons NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Interplanetary exploration is essential for the long-term survival of our species.
Robotic space exploration allows us to advance our knowledge of our solar system and beyond. Dr. Alan Stern presents the New Horizons
"31.01.2017 19:39:57" Bethany Ehlmann - Early Mars: A View from Rovers and Orbiters NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Water signatures include geological changes and life. Surface and orbital interplanetary robotic missions are critical for obtaining knowledge on atmospheric, surface and subsurface conditions of planets in our solar system.
"31.01.2017 19:39:35" Elizabeth Nyamayaro - How to Create a Social Movement NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Political activism is a tool used to create change, shining light on areas needing to be revisited.
Humanity is at its best when we focus on our similarities while celebrating and promoting our differences; it is key to
"31.01.2017 19:37:28" Highlights of the 2016 Summer Series Highlights of the 2016 Summer Series of lectures at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Sponsored by the Ames Office of the Chief Scientist, the talks are designed to generate innovative discussion, as well as inspire and catalyze scientific
"26.01.2017 21:45:16" High-Tech Paint Helps Researchers Build Tougher Rockets During launch, rockets experience intense vibrations as turbulent air flows around the spacecraft. Such vibrations can severely stress the vehicle, putting it at risk of being shaken to pieces. To study the effects of these vibrations and minimize their
"13.01.2017 18:59:23" NASA Ames Designs Autonomous Robots Autonomy and robotics are a critical capability for all NASA missions in aeronautics, Earth and planetary sciences, and human spaceflight.
The Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center has more than 25 years of experience in building robots
"11.01.2017 20:15:55" Exploring Drone Aerodynamics With Computers For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles.
At NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, researchers recently
"06.01.2017 23:58:40" Designing Robots For Future Space Exploration The Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center has more than 25 years of experience in building robots and developing software to allow humans and robots to work together. One of their key developments is a 3D user interface called Visual
"30.12.2016 18:26:17" NASA Ames Research Center: 2016 Year In Review 2016 presented the opportunity for NASA's Ames Research Center to meet its challenges and opportunities head on. Projects ranged from testing the next generation of air traffic control software to studying the stars of our galaxy. From developing life
"23.12.2016 18:30:22" NASA’s “Hidden Figures” Inspire Today’s Women NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson played an integral role in the early days of America's space program. With a slide rule and a pencil, Johnson was responsible for calculating orbital trajectories of numerous space flights, including Alan Shepard's
"16.12.2016 19:55:31" Inside NASA’s Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower Heading home for the holidays may fill you with joy, as well as a little dread at the thought of the complexities of air travel at one of the busiest times of the year. The good news is that NASA is working on new technologies and concepts in air traffic
"09.12.2016 21:06:01" NASA Ames Research Center Hosts 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley was the location of the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony, honoring scientific achievement. Researchers and engineers rubbed shoulders with Hollywood actors, musicians, astronauts, sports heroes and
"04.12.2016 19:21:01" Inside The Heart Of The World’s Largest Flying Observatory The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is the largest airborne observatory in the world, capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes. SOFIA is an extensively modified
"23.11.2016 21:18:07" Meet Pleiades, NASA's Most Powerful Supercomputer The Pleiades supercomputer at NASA's Ames Research Center, recently named the 13th fastest computer in the world, provides scientists and researchers high-fidelity numerical modeling of complex systems and processes. By using detailed analyses and
"19.11.2016 03:06:50" In Hawaii, NASA Researchers Practice Doing Science On Mars Researchers from NASA Ames Research Center and the University of Hawaii, Hilo, spent 18 days simulating science activities on the surface of Mars. Although no spacesuits were used, scientist hiked around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island
"10.11.2016 22:39:10" NASA Designs Ultra-light Wings That Change Shape During Flight Early studies of aerodynamics showed that the shape of a wing has enormous effects on flight – but there isn’t just one “best” wing shape. That definition will change for different aircraft, for different flights of the same aircraft, and even for
"04.11.2016 20:20:06" Pegasus5 - NASA Software of the Year When going to space, it's better to test your rockets virtually before you send them to the launchpad. Learn more about the Pegasus 5 software and NASA's Advanced Supercomputing on the NASA in Silicon Valley podcast:
"28.10.2016 21:17:30" NASA Conducts ‘Out of Sight’ Drone Tests in Nevada Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, a team from NASA’s Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed aircraft – commonly called drones – at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada. For more information, visit
"24.10.2016 03:20:01" SOFIA: Astronomy from the Stratosphere The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. It is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Center, DLR. NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s
"15.10.2016 17:12:59" NASA's Mars Trek Software Why wait? Plan your future Mars expedition now using NASA's Mars Trek software on your personal computer. Check out https://sservi.nasa.gov for more info.
"29.09.2016 17:22:17" 40 Years of Safer Aviation Through Reporting We're celebrating 40 years of safer aviation made possible through our Aviation Safety Reporting System.
"21.03.2016 19:01:26" Caught for the First Time: The Early Flash of an Exploding Star The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave—what astronomers call the “shock breakout” -- is illustrated in this video animation. The cartoon video begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 hundred times bigger and 20,000 brighter
"10.03.2016 21:40:36" NASA Ames Participates in 5th Annual California Aerospace Week NASA's Ames Research Center, Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory all participated in the 5th Annual California Aerospace Week in Sacramento, Calif. While leadership of the three Centers met with Governor Brown to discuss
"04.03.2016 21:40:41" Administrator Bolden and Congressman Honda Visit NASA Ames NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and United States Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA, 17th District) recently visited NASA's Ames Research Center to see the cutting edge technology under development.
For more information about NASA Ames, please visit
"03.02.2016 19:01:55" Second Life for Historic Hangar One Wood When the Navy de-skinned historic Hangar One for environmental reasons, a company was able to reclaim most of the old-growth redwood used in the construction of the hangar. The San Francisco 49ers used 8 acres-worth of the wood in their new Levi's St
"11.01.2016 22:25:05" NASA Ames and the International Space Station As humankind ventures into space, NASA recognizes that life is challenged by the extreme environments encountered during spaceflight. The scientists and staff at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley continue to build on a long heritage of p
"18.12.2015 20:28:53" Dr. José Funes - Pensar El Comienzo y El Final del Universo NASA Ames Serie de Verano 2015. A lo largo de la historia, los seres humanos han utilizado la religión y la ciencia para explicar el mundo, el universo y el origen de la vida. Nuestro futuro depende de nuestra capacidad para entender la Tierra y más
"16.12.2015 18:25:33" Patricia Parsons-Wingerter - Fractal-Based Mapping of Vascular Patterning NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. If you can visualize a process you can better understand the laws that govern it. The imaging of vascular responses to the variables encountered in the space environment may expand our fundamental understanding of human
"11.12.2015 18:44:56" William Colburn - Destroy Saturn V! and other Apollo Topics NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. NASA’s Apollo program consisted of iconic missions that ushered in the Space Age. Apollo brought us to the moon, irreversibly proving our ability to leave our home planet Earth for another destination in our solar system
"11.12.2015 00:12:23" NASA Small Satellits to Demonstrate Swarm Communications and Autonomy NASA’s two Nodes small satellites hitched a ride to the International Space Station on the fourth Orbital ATK cargo mission, which launched on Dec. 6. Once aboard the station, the satellites will be deployed into low-Earth orbit in early 2016 to test
"09.12.2015 20:47:41" Justin Kasper - Sending a Probe Into the Atmosphere of Our Sun NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Our sun consistently emits massive amounts of energy in all directions into the cold void of space. It produces the energy that sustains life on our planet and can produce flares that threaten our space-based assets.
"01.12.2015 23:11:55" Tom Edwards: NASA Ames' Role in the Future of Exploration, Science and Aeronautics NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. At NASA Ames Research Center, we conduct the research and develop the technologies that push the envelope of NASA aeronautics and space exploration missions; we change the way humanity sees and interacts with the world.
"27.11.2015 21:43:14" Dr. Rhea Seddon - Rats, Folks and Jellyfish: Studying Life in Space NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Astronaut Dr. Rhea Seddon was key to the early life sciences research conducted on the Space Shuttle. She was a mission specialist for STS-51-D (Discovery) and STS-40 (Columbia; Spacelab Life Sciences-1), and a payload c
"19.11.2015 17:47:07" Robert Swan - Leadership on the Edge NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. When challenged by extreme situations, we gain insight about our surroundings. At NASA, we push the envelop of science and technology to explore extreme environments and reveal the unknown for the benefit of all humankin
"17.11.2015 00:22:50" Dr. Temple Grandin - Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Disruptive ideas that lead to innovation typically start with individuals that have a vision that does not conform to the accepted view. At NASA, we maximize innovation and success by embracing diversity of thought and a
"12.11.2015 17:04:14" Jason Crusan - Pioneering Space: Not Your Great-Great-Grandparent's Manifest Destiny NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Exploration is an innate characteristic of the human species. By launching into the unknown, NASA drives our expeditions beyond Earth and embarks in the long-term efforts of “pioneering space” for this and future generat
"07.11.2015 03:27:48" NACA Panel - The NACA: A Hundred Year Legacy NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Understanding the past provides insight into our identity and NASA’s history lies within NACA, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. NACA's culture of conducting cutting edge research became the spirit of NASA
"04.11.2015 17:03:58" Chuck Duff - Taking the Rearview Mirror Test and Passing with Flying Colors! NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. A strong mission guides actions and conduct, and focused guidelines can help achieve great objectives. Chuck Duff is the former Director of Center Operations at NASA Ames Research Center, one of the nation's premiere aer
"30.10.2015 20:36:24" Kevin Reynolds - Affordable Airplanes: Modular Design and Additive Manufacturing NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Necessity drives innovation, and combining diverse fields yields innovative solutions that advance the capability of our technology. At NASA Ames, a project called FrankenEye combines salvaged, unmanned air systems parts
"27.10.2015 21:27:10" Jeremy Vander Kam - Burn to Shine: Experiences and Lessions from the Orion Heat Shield NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. NASA’s mission to push the limits of human exploration to beyond low earth orbit and to Mars will take humans farther than ever before. Achieving these goals requires collaborations and development of new technology.
"23.10.2015 22:46:09" Dr. José Funes - A Cosmic End: From the Earth to the Universe NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Throughout history, humans have used religion and science to explain the world, the universe and the origin of life. Our future lies in our ability to understand Earth and the universe beyond.
At times, these may have b
"21.10.2015 16:07:40" Dr. Ruth Globus - Flying Through the Ages: Rodent Research for Human Health NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. In our quest to bring humanity to the stars, we learn about ourselves, fundamental biology and how to extend our lives. NASA Ames has a rich history of conducting long-duration space-based investigations.
"16.10.2015 22:13:25" NASA Ames Completes Successful Heat Shield Testing for Future Mars Exploration Vehicles As NASA missions to Mars progress with science and complex human exploration missions, spacecraft will require larger heat shields to protect against the extreme heat of entering a planet's atmosphere and decelerating at a safe altitude in the thin M
"14.10.2015 20:45:45" Christina Ngo: It's a Fluid World NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Visualizing and understanding fluid motion has given us insight into many disciplines including aeronautical design, next generation spacecraft and ground vehicles, evolution of stars, weather patterns, ocean currents, p
"07.10.2015 20:38:34" Dr. Lee Stone - Brain Function Through the Eyes of the Beholder NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Our eyes are critical sensors that provide endless data, providing information that our brains use to create reality. They also drive our need for exploration; our desire to visit the cosmos is born of our view of the ni
"06.10.2015 21:58:25" My Martian Moment: Dr. Chris McKay, Perchlorates on Mars NASA Ames' Chris McKay is a planetary scientist, whose research includes planetary atmospheres and on the origins and evolution of life in the Solar System and the Universe. His work also includes planning the next generation of science instruments
"01.10.2015 20:36:22" My Martian Moment - Dr. David Blake, CheMin Ames' David Blake developed the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument, or CheMin for short, which is currently operating on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. It identifies and measures the abundance of various minerals on the Martian surface. The instrument
"01.10.2015 18:38:17" Andy Weir - The Martian: How Science Drove the Plot NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Science fiction stories inspire us imagine the impossible while leaving us with blueprints for the future. Science inspires science fiction, and NASA makes science fiction a reality.
NASA’s Journey to Mars sets a goal b
"07.08.2015 21:04:03" The Next Era of Aviation: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management Convention NASA recently hosted the 2015 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Convention. It brought together a broad domestic and international audience of government and civilian representatives, industry and academia, aviation, agriculture, fi
"23.07.2015 17:07:43" NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star w
"17.06.2015 17:33:14" Mass measurement of a Mars-size exoplanet A team of astronomers have measured the mass and size of the smallest exoplanet yet, a Mars-sized planet named Kepler-138b orbiting a red dwarf star about 200 light years from the Solar System.
The animation shows the mass-radius diagram based on m
"14.05.2015 19:06:15" Kepler Observes Neptune Dance with Its Moons Seventy days worth of solar system observations from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, taken during its reinvented "K2" mission, are highlighted in this sped-up movie. The planet Neptune appears on day 15, followed by its moon Triton, which looks small and f
"07.04.2015 22:36:57" Transit graph Kepler measures the brightness of stars. The data will look like an EKG showing the heart beat. Whenever a planet passes in front of its parent star as viewed from the spacecraft, a tiny pulse or beat is produced. From the repeated beats we can detec
"19.03.2015 22:48:46" Rover Searches California Desert for Water to Simulate Future Lunar Missions Water is critical for human existence, whether on our planet or distant destinations. In support of future space exploration, researchers from NASA’s Ames Research Center are searching for water closer to home -- in the desert near the Mojave Nationa
"26.01.2015 23:07:26" We Are Ames Ames Research Center, one of NASA's ten field Centers, is located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. For 75 years, Ames has led the Agency and the country in conducting world-class research and development. Let some of Ames' employees tell
"03.12.2014 22:26:29" NASA Ames Contributes to Orion / EFT-1 Test Flight NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and pr
"21.11.2014 22:35:10" NASA Ames Celebrates 75th Annivesary with Open House For the first time since 1997, NASA's Ames Research Center opened its gates on Oct. 18, 2014 and shared its world- class space and aeronautics research campus with surrounding communities.
An estimated 120,000 visitors attended the event, which feat
"21.11.2014 00:09:07" Dr. Jon Jenkins - Chasing Shadow Worlds: Exoplanets from Kepler & Beyond NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 14, 2014. Recent innovations in astronomy enable us to pursue one of humanity's greatest questions; Are we alone in the Universe? From the Kepler Mission to NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
"05.11.2014 20:33:54" Dr. Harold "Sonny" White - Eagleworks Laboratories: Advanced Propulsion NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 12, 2014. Human space exploration is currently still in Low Earth Orbit. But what would it eventually take for humans to explore the outer solar system? If the ultimate objective is the stars, then w
"29.10.2014 21:20:20" Dr. Laura Iraci - Up in the Air: Methane and Ozone Over California NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 7, 2014. The Alpha Jet Atmospheric eXperiment (AJAX) at NASA Ames Research Center measures in-situ carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere several times each month.
"08.10.2014 21:52:57" NASA Ames Bids Farewell to 2014 Summer Students During the summer of 2014, hundreds of students and teachers came to NASA's Ames Research Center, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to participate in NASA’s Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) activities and learn how they are applied
"08.10.2014 18:26:49" Dr. Josh Alwood - To the Bone: Spaceflight and the Skeletal System NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 5, 2014. During spaceflight, astronauts experience weightlessness and
are exposed to novel types of radiation. These environmental conditions may contribute to bone loss and reduction of structural int
"01.10.2014 21:44:29" Dr. Jill Tarter - Searching for ET: An Investment in Our Long Future NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, July 31, 2014. Is there life in the Universe besides Earth? This is one of the fundamental questions driving humanity to explore space. Now that exoplanets have been discovered in such abundance and diversi
"24.09.2014 17:01:55" Dr. Ellen Stofan - NASA Science: Looking Outward, Inward and Homeward NASA Ames Research Center Director's Colloquium, July 22, 2014. NASA science pushes the boundaries of our knowledge. Our studies of Earth are helping us to better monitor and model our changing climate, while exploring the planets of our solar syste
"17.09.2014 22:20:56" Rusty Schweickart - Dinosaur Syndrome Avoidance Project: How Gozit? NASA Ames Research Center Director's Colloquium, July 17, 2014, Moffett Field, California. NASA Ames is involved in research and technology development to mitigate threats so large they question the very survival of our species. The 2013 Chelyabinsk
"10.09.2014 17:07:03" Brian Lewis - Skimming the Lunar Surface for Science: The LADEE Mission NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the Moon on April 17, 2014, capping a successful operational mission. LADEE not only skimmed the surface of the moon for science, but also successfully demonstrated tw
"03.09.2014 17:12:26" Dr. Robert Zubrin - Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade Achieving a human mission to Mars has been a fascination of humanity for some time. In the 1990s, Dr. Robert Zubrin proposed the "Mars Direct" mission architecture, using conventional rockets and Mars in-situ resources to establish a sustained human
"27.08.2014 15:58:26" Dr. Mark Jacobson - Roadmaps for Transitioning All 50 U.S. State to Wind, Water and Solar Power Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. This talk discusses the development of technical and economic plans to convert the energy infrastructure of each of the 50 United
"20.08.2014 19:14:18" Lewis Braxton III - Lessons Learned Enroute to Becoming Center Deputy Director There is often not a clear pathway to becoming a senior leader in any
given organization. The narrative of such a journey can take on
countless forms. Lewis Braxton III is the Deputy Center Director at NASA Ames Research Center with day-to-day manag
"13.08.2014 20:49:56" Salman Khan - Khan Academy: Education Reimagined The Khan Academy is revolutionizing the way students learn with free online educational materials available to learners worldwide. NASA and Khan Academy recently debuted a series of tutorials to increase student interest in science, technology, engi
"07.08.2014 04:26:54" Dr. Craig Venter - Life at the Speed of Light Human deep space exploration missions require a thorough understanding of the prolonged environmental effects on life. The use of genomics and synthetic biology will transform such missions by reducing the overall risk and mass needed to sustain crew
"30.07.2014 16:45:36" Robert Carvalho - Pursuing the Mysteries of the Sun: The IRIS Mission Pursuing the Mysteries of the Sun: The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Mission.
Flight controllers from the IRIS mission will present their individual experiences on IRIS from development through the first year of flight. This will begi
"30.07.2014 16:31:37" Dr. Ethiraj Venkatapathy - Mary Poppins Approach to Human Mars Mission EDL NASA is investing in a number of technologies to extend Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) capabilities to enable Human Missions to Mars. These technologies will also enable robotic Science missions.
Human missions will require landing payloads of 10’
"28.07.2014 23:59:53" Dr. Kristin Yvonne Rozier - No More Helicopter Parenting: Intelligent Autonomous UAS's Safety is NASA's top priority! The search for innovative new ways to validate and verify is vital for the development of safety-critical systems. Such techniques have been successfully used to assure systems for air traffic control, airplane separati
"22.07.2014 23:34:28" Space Station Program Managers Visit NASA Ames NASA's International Space Station program managers recently visited the Ames Research Center to get an update on the science, technology and research that will take place onboard the ISS this year.
More than 15 payloads are scheduled to be delivere
"17.07.2014 00:08:15" Studying Life in Space Let's say you have an idea for an experiment; How do you get it into space? This video describes how NASA works with life science researchers to fund, develop and fly scientific investigations into space and bring the results back to Earth.