Even NASA collects data ... a new game from NASA that collects players' data

Even NASA collects data ... a new game from NASA that collects players' data

Even NASA collects data ... a new game from NASA that collects players' data
Even NASA collects data ... a new game from NASA that collects players' data
NeMO-Net is a new game developed by the NASA in which the player classifies coral reefs by coloring two-dimensional images and three-dimensional solids of those reefs,As they progress through the stages, players can categorize the actions of other players to discover coral species, environments, and diverse creatures around the world.

The NeMO-Net game works on iPads and iPhones, as well as Mac computers, and is available for free download via the Apple Store via the link here.

What is the purpose of NeMO-Net?

NASA satellites take pictures of everything that is happening on Earth’s surface and here we mean the land that covers just over a quarter of the planet’s total area of ​​29%,The agency stores that information and takes advantage of it in many areas, while the remaining area is covered by seas and oceans with an area of ​​approximately 70%.

As everyone knows, the dimensions of things under the surface of the water are distorted, especially with the presence of waves that make it difficult to distinguish anything on the bottom, so how was NASA able to determine the type and size of these various coral reefs and how can we help them in that.

How Fluid Lensing works

How Fluid Lensing works
How Fluid Lensing works
Deep sea photos are taken in coral reef breeding areas using new high-resolution 1mm cameras called FluidCam, to remove the distortions caused by the waves and send these models to the game,In which players will convert images into three-dimensional shapes, then optimize and correct AI errors.

The game will send all the images to the supercomputers that benefit from them to develop the artificial intelligence algorithms to obtain the first map of coral reefs in the world,After that, the second stage will start working on the huge historical archive owned by NASA, which is close to three decades, with the aim of classifying coral reefs and knowing their age, distribution and history to contribute to protecting them and improving their spread.


Challenges facing the project

Challenges facing the project
Challenges facing the project
Currently available coral reef images captured by satellites are very distorted due to refraction of light on the surface of the water and relatively low resolution compared to the accuracy of land imaging,In addition to the great distance from which photos were taken, which is tens of kilometers in the outer space of the earth.

With FluidCam entering service and close-up filming using drones a few meters apart and the impressive results obtained,Everything captured from outer space appears to be virtually useless, like regular or wave and radiography.

Therefore, we will not be able to benefit greatly from the huge data stored with NASA, from which we will obtain results that may be wrong by more than 40 for the distribution of coral reefs and the history of formation and spread.

All this will lead to a decline in the planet's stock of coral reefs due to human activities that cause more global warming and a rise in sea water temperature.

The future of the project to Mars

The future of the project to Mars
The future of the project to Mars

The new project, with its big data, high accuracy and artificial intelligence of giant computers, helps in understanding living creatures that live under the sea like coral reefs.

This paves the way for the search for similar types of life in outer space and possibly on the surface of our solar system's planets.

Stromolite are sedimentary layers formed on the coasts of seawater lime that contain within it living microorganisms,This phenomenon is similar to domes and is formed over the long years in the form of layers of lime and these neighborhoods, and is spread in several regions around the world.

Stromatolite found in Shark Bay, western Australia, which has the largest surface area for this phenomenon on the surface of the Earth, has been studied using the new technology in an attempt to form an intelligent algorithm that helps study its similarities on the surface of Mars.

Is NeMO-Net really useful?

Is NeMO-Net really useful
Is NeMO-Net really useful

Certainly, the imagination of the players may inspire scientists and engineers working at NASA to invent new things, because it is not the first time that NASA has benefited from the gaming data that it develops.

An example of this is the Build It Yourself Satellite game, which allows you to design your own satellite and launch it into space, with all the sensors that you can mount such as cameras and electromagnetic wave devices to study a scientific topic.

Then you can see the real designs similar to your satellite and get to know them and see their results in an attempt to develop your skills and deliver a set of information to your mind, and your idea may be inspiring for a new satellite that carries your name.

The game may not seem fun because its goal is purely educational and contains huge information at a high level, but we recommend you to try it as it works in the internet browser without downloading or additional data.


Over recent years, NASA has developed a good number of mini-games similar to educational goals or to take advantage of players ’data for scientific purposes, such as space exploration games, planets and space rockets.

In addition to educational games for children and students to raise awareness and entertainment, all of these games are on the official page of NASA.



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