Feds want terabit-speed optical SDN-based system

Feds want terabit-speed optical SDN-based system

Specifically the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research in the Office of Science at the U.S. DOE said that networks are becoming too complicated to manage and control, especially as they provide critical support for...

05/21/15

FBI: Social media, virtual currency hit big time scam, fraud club

Criminals taking advantage of personal data found on social media and vulnerabilities of the digital currency system are two of the emerging Internet law-breaking trends identified by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in...

05/20/15

Energy Dept. wants big wind energy technology in all 50 states

Energy Dept. wants big wind energy technology in all 50 states

“Technological advancements, such as taller wind turbine towers of 110 and 140 meters and larger rotors—currently under development by the Energy Department and its private sector partners—can more efficiently capture the stronger and...

05/19/15

Penn State yanks engineering network from Internet after China-based attack

Penn State yanks engineering network from Internet after China-based attack

Penn State’s College of Engineering has disconnected its network from the Internet in response to two sophisticated cyberattacks – one from a what the university called a “threat actor based in China” – in an attempt to recover all...

05/15/15

DARPA wants ultimate zoom lens to gaze further into Earth orbit

DARPA wants ultimate zoom lens to gaze further into Earth orbit

The military’s advanced research agency this week issued a Request For Information to begin the process of developing a telescope that basically would reproduce the current state of the art of that can clearly see objects in Low Earth...

05/13/15

NASA details bleeding edge communications ideas

NASA details bleeding edge communications ideas

Amongst the myriad concepts outlined in the Roadmaps – which lay out the new technologies and directions NASA hopes will steer its aeronautics, science and human exploration missions for the next 20 years -- were six high-risk...

05/12/15

FAA: Big tech challenges for massive Washington, DC warbirds flyover

FAA: Big tech challenges for massive Washington, DC warbirds flyover

It will be one of the largest gatherings of flying WWII aircraft in history as 56 historic warbirds will fly through restricted airspace over the National Mall Friday in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of VE-Day or Victory in...

05/07/15

NASA will award you $5,000 for your finest Mars city idea

NASA will award you $5,000 for your finest Mars city idea

With the Journey to Mars Challenge, NASA wants applicants to describe one or more Mars surface systems or capabilities and operations that are needed to set up and establish a technically achievable, economically sustainable human...

05/06/15

NASA: The fine art of space “traffic” control around Mars

NASA: The fine art of space “traffic” control around Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which controls the airspace around the red planet this week said it implemented formal collision-avoidance technology that will keep the current and future orbiters a safe distance from each...

05/05/15

NASA shows off 10 engine helicopter/aircraft hybrid drone (video too!)

NASA shows off 10 engine helicopter/aircraft hybrid drone (video too!)

The Greased Lightning drone could become a personal aircraft in the future

05/01/15

FAA: 2 million lines of code process new air traffic system

FAA: 2 million lines of code process new air traffic system

The Federal Aviation Administration this week said it had completed the momentous replacement of 40-year old main computer systems that control air traffic in the US. Known as En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), the system is...

04/30/15

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will soon go out with a bang, crashing into Mercury at about 8,750MPH

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will soon go out with a bang, crashing into Mercury at about 8,750MPH

NASA’s Mercury-exploring spacecraft MESSENGER has one more job – crash its 1,100lb body into the planet on April 30, ending one of the most successful scientific explorations in the space agency’s history.

04/29/15

Air Force reveals tiny but amazing bit of super-secret unmanned spacecraft flight plan

Air Force reveals tiny but amazing bit of super-secret unmanned spacecraft flight plan

The Air Force Research Laboratory made the unprecedented announcement that that X-37B will soon blast into space with what’s known as a Hall thruster experiment onboard the flight vehicle. From the Air Force lab release: “The Hall...

04/28/15

NASA exploring half-million dollar fast computing challenge

NASA exploring half-million dollar fast computing challenge

According to NASA, despite tremendous progress made in the past few decades, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools in particular are too slow for simulation of complex geometry flows, particularly those involving flow separation...

04/27/15

Scientists want to blast space debris with a space station-mounted laser

Scientists want to blast space debris with a space station-mounted laser

The RIKEN EUSO telescope, which will be used to find debris, was originally planned to detect ultraviolet light emitted from air showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays entering the atmosphere at night. “We realized that we...

04/24/15

Slightly fast and not furious: Lightweight car challenge brings out wicked cool prototypes

Slightly fast and not furious: Lightweight car challenge brings out wicked cool prototypes

By the looks of it creativity in the concept car realm is alive and well. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) this week announced the winner of its LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling...

04/22/15

NASA teams scientific experts to find life on exoplanets

NASA teams scientific experts to find life on exoplanets

The program, Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) will cull the collective expertise from each of NASA’s science communities including Earth, Planetary, Heliophysicists, Astrophysicists and key universities to better analyze...

04/21/15

US intelligence outfit wants the ultimate quantum qubit

That’s why a program IARPA will detail next month called LogiQ, will build a logical qubit from physical qubits and push for higher fidelity in multi-qubit operations which it hopes will develop vigorous quantum processors.

04/17/15

 Yikes: 10,000 IRS impersonation scam calls are placed every week

Yikes: 10,000 IRS impersonation scam calls are placed every week

IRS imposter fraud lands on Capitol Hill

04/15/15

Transition to IP network creates cybersecurity challenges for FAA

Transition to IP network creates cybersecurity challenges for FAA

The Internet hasn’t totally invaded the nation’s air traffic control system, but as it does the Federal Aviation Administration faces a growing challenge to make sure the network is locked down secure. The security issues arise as the...

04/15/15

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