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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Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument was at the center of speculation about a breakthrough "for the history books." This picture shows SAM, which is about the size of a microwave oven, as it being assembled at Goddard Space Flight Center. The system includes a tunable laser spectrometer (lower left), a quadrupole mass spectrometer (upper right), and gas chromatograph (lower right). Inlet tubes take in soil samples and powdered rock for analysis. 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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