NASA Curiosity Rover's Year On Mars: 5 Breakthroughs
Look at some of the Mars rover's achievements, as NASA celebrates Curiosity's first anniversary on the Red Planet.
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Curiosity collected the first samples of material ever drilled from rocks on Mars in the "Glenelg" area. The rover first examined a rock called "John Klein" using its built-in chemical and mineral analysis tools known as Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) and Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin). It found carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur -- which are all key ingredients necessary for life. The sample from John Klein was later compared with a second sample from "Cumberland" that was drilled on May 19, 2013, confirming the initial findings. The first sample also revealed clay minerals and not too much salt, leading scientists to believe that the area could have contained drinkable water at one point.
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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