NASA debunks rumors of new evidence of life on Mars, but its Curiosity rover continues to make many smaller discoveries. Some of NASA's latest images raise interesting questions.
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One little known fact about Curiosity is that the tread marks on the rover's wheels leave an imprint in Morse code that spells out "JPL" for Jet Propulsion Lab, which is mission central for the Mars project. The holes in the wheels leave tracks that help the SUV-like vehicle drive more accurately. Curiosity navigates using visual odometry software that measures terrain features to calculate distances as it goes from one location to another. 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.
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