John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde escape the shredder as FBI finishes vast digital fingerprint/ID project
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John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde escape the shredder as FBI finishes vast digital fingerprint/ID project

The FBI is close to fully activating the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity information. The system, which is incrementally replacing the Bureau’s...

08/22/14

US Navy goes all Iron Man for industrial duty
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US Navy goes all Iron Man for industrial duty

Specifically in this case, Lockheed said it was looking to transition exoskeleton technology to the Department of Defense industrial base and perform testing and evaluation for industrial hand-tool applications at Navy shipyards....

08/20/14

Death notice: In Delaware your social media accounts now go to your heirs
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Death notice: In Delaware your social media accounts now go to your heirs

Varied death policies of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others cause concern, lead to legislation...

08/19/14

NASA’s green rocket fuel set for major space test
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NASA’s green rocket fuel set for major space test

NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) will use a small satellite using a Hydroxyl Ammonium Nitrate fuel/oxidizer mix, developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, is also is known as AF-M315E propellant. This fuel may...

08/19/14

DARPA looks to build James Bond-like armored super vehicle
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DARPA looks to build James Bond-like armored super vehicle

Research agency wants hard to see, semi-autonomous armored vehicle that can haul ass....

08/18/14

DARPA contemplates vast ocean network
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DARPA contemplates vast ocean network

Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) want to explore the possibility of seriously changing that notion and develop what it calls “a system-of-systems architecture and critical components to support...

08/13/14

IBM/DARPA turn out brain-like 5-billion transistor superchip
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IBM/DARPA turn out brain-like 5-billion transistor superchip

The developers said the chip, which can be tiled to create large arrays, is built on Samsung Foundry's 28nm process technology, the 5.4 billion transistor chip has one of the highest transistor counts of any chip ever produced. Each...

08/07/14

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Intelligence agency wants brain tools to tell: Who’s the smartest of them all?

“IARPA is looking to get a handle on the state of the art in brain-based predictors of future cognitive performance. In particular, IARPA is interested in non-invasive analyses of brain structure and/or function that can be used to...

08/05/14

MIT system will make oxygen on next NASA Mars mission
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MIT system will make oxygen on next NASA Mars mission

According to MIT, MOXIE is a specialized reverse fuel cell whose primary function is to consume electricity in order to produce oxygen on Mars, where the atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide. In a normal fuel cell, fuel is heated together...

08/01/14

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Federal court system warns of new e-mail jury scam

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts says citizens are getting e-mails claiming they have been selected for jury service and demanding that they return a form with such information as Social Security and driver’s license...

07/31/14

Dept. of Energy hunting fault tolerance for extreme scale systems
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Dept. of Energy hunting fault tolerance for extreme scale systems

Keeping massively powerful computers humming will be an enormous challenge...

07/30/14

Rocket Lab wants to make Model T of space satellite launchers
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Rocket Lab wants to make Model T of space satellite launchers

An Australian company called Rocket Labs is looking to fix that problem – at least for smaller satellite launches—with a carbon composite, 11-ton , 18 meter (about 60ft) tall rocket known as Electron that it says can blast payloads of...

07/29/14

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FTC urges mobile carriers to help send cramming charges packing

FTC report highlights five steps carriers and other service providers can do to fight unauthorized charges...

07/28/14

NASA looking for out-of-this-world Mars communications services
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NASA looking for out-of-this-world Mars communications services

In this model, the commercial provider would own and operate relay orbiter(s), and NASA would contract to purchase services over some period of time. In exploring this model, NASA encourages innovative ideas for cost-effective...

07/25/14

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FTC takes out “tech support” scammers; $5.1 million in fines, retribution

The FTC said that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued default judgments against fourteen corporate defendants and fourteen individual defendants that allegedly operated the tech support scams. The...

07/24/14

Finding life in space by looking for extraterrestrial pollution
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Finding life in space by looking for extraterrestrial pollution

That’s the basics of new research put for this week by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics that stated if we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions, it would offer a new...

07/23/14

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Dumping an open source Honeypot on Rachel: FTC reloads on liquidating robocallers

The Zapping Rachel contest will take place at DEF CON 22 in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10, and offers partakers $17,000 in cash prizes for developing open-source packages that could be used to build an advance robocall honeypot, circumvent or...

07/18/14

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Cisco counterfeiter gets 37 months in prison, forfeits $700,000

ConnectZone.com and owner, Daniel Oberholtzer conspired with a Chinese company to produce counterfeit Cisco, US says...

07/18/14

DARPA initiates reusable, aircraft-like spaceship development
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DARPA initiates reusable, aircraft-like spaceship development

DARPA said Boeing (working with Blue Origin) Masten Space Systems (working with XCOR Aerospace) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (working with Virgin Galactic) would begin phase 1 work on the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1)...

07/15/14

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Delaware whacks $1B data center/power supply project

Citing the size of the project, the potential effects of subsequent greenhouse gases, public opposition and other issues the university pulled the plug on the $1 billion project that was being developed for its 272 acre Science,...

07/11/14

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