Jeff Cuzzi Wins Kuiper Prize

Jeff Cuzzi

Dr. Jeff Cuzzi of the Planetary Systems Branch (Code SST) has been named the winner of the 2010 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize, the most prestigious individual award in planetary sciences. The Kuiper Prize is administered by the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS). The annual award honors outstanding lifetime contributions to planetary sciences, […]

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Spaceward Bound Expedition

Spaceward Bound - Namib

The Spaceward Bound expedition to the Namib Desert was conducted from 18 April to 25 April. The science focus of the expedition was the study of hypolithic cyanobacteria. While the latitude and coastal orientation are similar to the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Namib Desert is unique among deserts in the thick uniform fog conditions. […]

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Ames Has Largest Faux Motherboard

The Los Altos (CA) Town Crier (9/16, Hislop) reported, “Home to one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, NASA Ames is now home to the world’s largest faux motherboard at the campus’ ‘Line of Questions’ exhibit. Following the yellow-brick road – OK, painted yellow lines – walkers can stop at the simulated circuitry stations of an […]

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Cloud Computing Initiative Announced At Ames

The IDG News Service (9/15, McMillan) reported, “Google will offer cloud-computing services designed specifically for US government agencies starting next year, the company announced Tuesday at the NASA Ames Research Center.” Matthew Glotzbach, director of product management with Google, made the announcement. “Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra also unveiled the government’s new online storefront, […]

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