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2012-11-27 08:56:10

As its digital-communications team prepares for the next redesign of NASA.gov, NASA is asking the public for thoughts on what the agency should be doing on its website. NASA has set up a forum on Ideascale to allow users to submit, comment on and vote on ideas. Opened Nov. 19, the forum already has received 228 ideas from 970 users, who also have posted 269 comments and cast nearly 7,000 up-or-down votes. "The digital universe has changed significantly since we overhauled www.NASA.gov...

2012-07-22 08:20:17

Marking the 43rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has added an extensive collection of historical video, audio, photographs and documents to iTunes U. iTunes U is a platform for making educational resources available to a wide audience through the iTunes Store. NASA's History Program Office iTunes U site currently contains about 300 items that represent a broad sweep of NASA history related to important moments, activities and figures in NASA history. The site's content...

2012-07-13 08:55:30

NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Aug. 2-3 to celebrate Kennedy Space Center's 50 years of human spaceflight. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Participants will receive a unique perspective into Kennedy's 50 years of launching humans and machines into low Earth orbit and to other planets. They will be treated to speakers from Kennedy's past, present and...

2012-06-21 05:29:49

In an effort to accelerate technology transfer from NASA into the hands of American businesses, industry and the public, the agency's new Technology Transfer Portal is open for business. NASA's Technology Transfer Portal provides an Internet-based one-stop front door to the agency's unique intellectual property assets available for technology transfer and infusion into America's new technology and innovation-driven economy. NASA's Technology Transfer Program allows research and development...

2012-05-02 06:52:27

NASA's website, www.nasa.gov, has won awards in two categories as the best government site in the 16th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the world's best websites. The site received its fourth consecutive People's Voice Award, its fifth overall, in a popular vote and for the first time won the judges' Webby Award in the category. "We are honored to once again be recognized for our online communications efforts," said David Weaver, associate administrator for...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.