CFP: SPIE.Photonics Europe

3-7 April 2022 Strasbourg, France Share your work with other experts, the 2022 call for papers is open Present your research at the only cross-disciplinary event highlighting compelling optics and photonics technologies—from digital optics to quantum technologies to optical imaging,…

Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship

Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship

Underride car crashes are among the most deadly accidents in Turkey, according to a report by the country’s General Directorate of Highways. The accidents occur when a car collides with the rear or side of a large truck and gets stuck underneath it.
After learning about how fatal the crashes can be from recent news reports, Kerem Bayhan was inspired to develop a technology to help reduce them. Bayhan, who lives in İzmit, Turkey, is set to study medicine this…

Holidays at JPL

By Kylie I Casino The holiday season has always been a jolly time at JPL. Starting as early as 1944, we see comical advertisements for the annual GALCIT Christmas Party. This edition of JPL’s first employee periodical, The GALCIT Ear, called for nominations for ‘a bigger and better Santa Claus,’ preferably of those on Lab ‘who bear a marked physical resemblance to the real thing.’ To this day, JPL commemorates the holidays with mementos and spirited cards from the Director….

JPL Blood Drives

By Kylie I Casino JPL has been hosting bi-annual blood drives in conjunction with the Red Cross of America since at least 1951. This image, taken during the drive held 13 April 1955, depicts a JPL nurse drawing blood from a JPL donor. The blood donated during these drives was collected into the ‘JPL Blood Bank,’ from which blood was specifically allocated to JPL staffers and their family members in need. Always, but especially now, donating blood is vital for…

Dear Dawntasmagorias

By Marc Rayman Following a successful mission, Dawn mission operations concluded successfully on Oct. 31. (Please note the understated elegance of that sentence.)After more than 11 years in deep space, after unveiling the two largest uncharted worlds in the inner solar system, after overcoming myriad daunting obstacles, Dawn’s interplanetary adventure came to an end.  > Read more Source: JPL-NASA Blog…