Mars Perseverance Rover Features First Zoom Lens in Deep Space

Mars Perseverance Rover Features First Zoom Lens in Deep Space
by Synopsys Editorial on 05-09-2021 at 10:00 am

Mars Perseverance Rover Features First Zoom Lens in Deep Space

On July 30, 2020, NASA launched the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which is scheduled to land today. Perseverance has been deployed to Mars with a new mission: to search for evidence of past life and collect samples that will eventually be brought back to Earth by future missions.

Mars 2020 Perseverance rendering courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
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100 Million Miles Per Hour!

100 Million Miles Per Hour!
by Kevin Kostiner on 10-02-2016 at 12:00 pm

Back When We Loved Discovery
As anyone who reads and follows my blog posts will know, I’m a believer in innovation. It’s what drives my passion for the Internet of Things. That interest started when I was an “Apollo” kid during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Those decades offered a very different landscape for creativity, exploration and… Read More


NTSB Entry Raises the Stakes of Tesla Probe

NTSB Entry Raises the Stakes of Tesla Probe
by Roger C. Lanctot on 07-10-2016 at 12:00 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board’s entry into the investigation of the first fatal crash of a Tesla Model S is a monumental turning point in the autonomous driving movement. While long-time observers of the NTSB note that it only gets involved in investigations where broader implications exist, the agency’s interest… Read More


The End of an Era

The End of an Era
by Paul McLellan on 09-21-2012 at 5:45 pm

I drove down from San Francisco, where I live, to Silicon Valley this morning. Something odd was going on. As I approached San Francisco Airport there were a couple of buildings with lots of people standing on the roof. As I got further south, the bridges over the freeway all had lots of people just milling around. It was when I got to … Read More