Michael Cooney

Online News Editor

Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701

DARPA cuts $15.5M check for edgy semiconductor development

The techiest ways NASA flies with you everyday

The techiest ways NASA flies with you everyday

NASA technology is all over current airplanes.

NASA sets huge $5M cubesat competition

NASA sets huge $5M cubesat competition

When it first talked about offering a cubesat challenge in June, NASA said it wanted to focus on building better communications and propulsion technologies for the cube-shaped satellites are typically about four inches long, have a...

Air Force evaluating high-frequency, focused mobile networks

Air Force evaluating high-frequency, focused mobile networks

In its Request For Information, the Air Force said this so-called directional networking would focus a greater amount of radiated energy on an intended receiver through a combination of transmitter and/or receiver aperture...

US intelligence unit launches $50k speech recognition competition

The $50,000 challenge comes from researchers at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The completion, known as Automatic Speech recognition in...

FTC gets federal court to shut down $120M tech support scam

FTC says scammers use bogus software and the deceptive telemarketing operations to roll over victims.

US Marshals auctioning $20M worth of Silk Road’s Bitcoins

US Marshals auctioning $20M worth of Silk Road’s Bitcoins

The auction, which is the second sale of Silk Road’s Bitcoin collection, will take place during a 6-hour period on Dec. 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. EST. Bids will be accepted by email from pre-registered bidders only, the US...

DARPA wants to toughen-up WAN edge networking, security

Details of what exactly DARPA is looking tp add under the new program, known as EDICT or Edge-Directed Cyber Technologies for Reliable Mission Communication, are skimpy but the agency provided the following description: “The...

FBI: Crooks have stolen $20 million with false Internet ads

FBI/IC3 says cars, boats, heavy equipment often used to entice victims.

Inside look: How to land on a comet

Inside look: How to land on a comet

The European Space Agency successfully landed its Rosetta system on a hurtling comet

DARPA looking to drop “volleys” of small drones from larger aircraft

DARPA looking to drop “volleys” of small drones from larger aircraft

The agency recently put out a Request For Information to explore the feasibility and value of launching and recovering volleys of small unmanned aircraft from one or more existing large airplanes – think B-52, B-1, C-130.

NASA pondering $1.5 million stratospheric airship competition

NASA pondering $1.5 million stratospheric airship competition

NASA this week said it was contemplating a public competition to build airships capable of reaching the stratosphere where it could remain for a period of time gathering astronomy data or watching environmental changes on the ground.

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