Category SCIENCE

111% FUNDED! TREE OF LIFE KICKSTARTER

The Space Song Foundation recently launched its first public campaign on Kickstarter. We are thrilled at the enthusiastic response, and happy to report that 181 backers supported the project at 111%! Kickstarter gave us a “Project We Love” badge, featured…

VIDEO: TREE SONG PROTOTYPE

The Tree of Life project (produced by the Space Song Foundation) sonifies 200-year data sets collected from live trees to create songs about the trees’ experience here on Earth. In this visualization/sonification, you can see the moments when our sensors…

DIELECTRIC PROPERTY? TELL ME MORE!

The dielectric property of a tree is the innate electrical property that runs through its organic matter, which can be activated by a transmissive ground station to turn the whole tree into a large, living antenna system. The dielectric properties…

INGIE BAHO, JPL INTERN, RESEARCHES TREE/ANTENNA

“First draft design of antenna tree by mounting and exciting current probes,” from Interim Report, Tree of Life Antenna and Ground Segment Design,” by Ingie Baho During the summer of 2019, The Tree of Life team welcomed intern Ingie Baho…

A-TEAM MEETS AT FULCRUM ARTS

During the summer of 2019, Julia Christensen was awarded the A+S Incubator residency at Fulcrum Arts in Pasadena, CA. Fulcrum is a non-profit arts organization that supports artists working with scientists. In July, JPL’s A-Team (made up of members of…

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