Microsoft Proposes “Virtual Commutes” For Employees Who Miss Theirs

Time in transit lends a definitive start and end to work days—a moment to pause and prepare before entering the work environment (or file away, at the end of the day). With so many people no longer traveling to their office, Microsoft is working on an update for its Teams app, a sort of Slack-Zoom hybrid for companies that use the Microsoft suite. Scheduled for …

Inside NASA’s Mars Rover Remote Control Rooms

Given the universal directive to practice social distancing, even NASA’s teams work remotely. That means those in command of the current Mars Curiosity Rover mission control it from their homes. The predicament forced NASA to accommodate less-capable hardware systems, deal with slower coding sequences, and ultimately send fewer commands to the Rover each day. But, as social media posts from the agency suggest, NASA is …