An artist's visualization of the SKA Telescope

How big data is fueling a new age in space exploration

At full capacity, the aperture arrays of the largest radio telescope ever built are expected to produce 100 times more data than the entire Internet. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that such a deluge of information creates a big data problem.

Tesla Model S

Tesla a 'fringe brand' says former GM product czar Bob Lutz

Speaking Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” finance show, Lutz discussed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s September 5 comment that Tesla’s stock price was “kind of high” at the moment.

Apple Watch

Vivametrica launches health data aggregation platform for fitness trackers, Apple Watch, Google Fit

Imagine a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Up, or Misfit Shine on every person on the planet. Imagine all that data flowing up into an anonymized cloud-based platform. Imagine connecting that with health data from medical sensors. With location and altitude data from smartphones. With health information such as diseases we catch, conditions we develop, and accidents we encounter.

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First female to win math's top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936. Mirzakhani was awarded the prize for her work in complex geometry and navigation within spaces.

Mars rover

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover breaks driving distance record

NASA announced today that its Opportunity Mars rover has beat the off-Earth roving distance record previously held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover after driving 25 miles. The Opportunity Mars landed on the planet back in 2004.

Jibo

A home robot for the price of a tablet

Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. When I met this little device, it was sitting on a table inside a hotel room in midtown, looking like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2.