NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has a toolbox to make any gadget-lover jealous. Check out our drill-down on the instruments helping determine whether microbial life ever existed on the red planet.
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This chart measures the amount of hydrogen in the Martian soil. The Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) is the instrument used to conduct the research. DAN generates pulses of neutrons sensitive enough to detect water content as low as one-tenth of one percent. The red line shows neutrons that were emitted after the instrument's pulsing neutron generator hit the ground. The blue line is used for comparison to shows a pre-launch test of DAN. Image credit: NASA
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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