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DARPA Fractionated Spacecraft Program Starts

coondoggie department of redundancy department (59 comments)

not so much a ripoff of gizmodo but this story was already slashed last week: DARPA Funds Development on Modular Satellite Network....

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Is there a viable alternative to ubiquitous GPS?

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  5 days ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "What’s the state-of-the-art in non-GPS based navigation and homing technology? That’s the main question behind a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) request to the industry this week as the group ponders where or not to go forward with a program that would seek an alternative to or a technology capable of augmenting GPS."
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DARPA targets complex software algorithm vulnerabilities

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a week ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "Talk about finding a needle in a haystack. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it wants to develop sophisticated code that can find faults in key algorithms used to anchor major software packages that for example implement hash tables or conduct password checks."
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FBI: Criminal group melds scams to defraud retailers

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about two weeks ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) today issued a warning about a criminal group using e-mail account spoofing, phishing and a variety of social engineering attacks to defraud retailers of everything from laptops and routers to industrial equipment."
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Dillinger, Bonnie&Clyde escape shredder as FBI finishes vast digital project

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about three weeks ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "The FBI said today it was getting close to completing a massive project that saw the agency convert more than 30 million records and 83 million fingerprint cards to the digital Next Generation Identification system it will use in the future."
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Death notice: In Delaware your social media accounts now go to your heirs

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "In what has become a literal battle of wills, Delaware recently become one of the first states in the union to grant families’ access rights to the digital assets of their deceased and incapacitated loved ones."
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DARPA contemplates vast ocean network

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "Probably one of the last and perhaps unforgiving areas of the world not truly “wired” is above and below the ocean. 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 networked maritime operations, to include undersea, surface, and above surface domains.”"
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IBM/DARPA turn out brain-like 5-billion transistor superchip

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "DARPA-funded IBM researchers today said they have developed a human brain-inspired computer chip loaded with more than 5 billion transistors and 256 million “synapses,” or programmable logic points, analogous to the connections between neurons in the brain."
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US intelligence wants tools to tell: Who's the smartest of them all?

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "Can a tool or technology be applied to the brain and accurately predict out of a given group of people who will be the smartest? The research arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking for exactly those kinds of tools.“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 predict who will best learn complex skills and accomplish tasks within real-world environments, and with outcome measures, that are relevant to national security."
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MIT system will make oxygen on next NASA Mars mission

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month and a half ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "MIT researchers this week found out that a system they have developed to produce oxygen on Mars will be making the next NASA trip to the Red Planet. MIT’s Mars OXygen In situ resource utilization Experiment or MOXIE will be just one of the seven instruments that will travel on the Mars 2020, mission which will feature a large rover similar to the Mars Curiosity rover currently looking around on Mars."
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Federal court system warns of new e-mail jury scam

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month and a half ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "The US Federal Court System is warning people of yet another scam targeting potential jurors.

This time around 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 numbers, date of birth, cell phone number, and mother’s maiden name. According to the court office, the e-mail scam has been reported in in at least 14 federal court districts."

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Dept. of Energy hunting fault tolerance for extreme scale systems

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month and a half ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "The U.S. Department of Energy ‘s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research this week said it is looking for “basic research that significantly improves the resiliency of scientific applications in the context of emerging architectures for extreme scale computing platforms. Extreme scale is defined as approximately 1,000 times the capability available today. The next-generation of scientific discovery will be enabled by research developments that can effectively harness significant or disruptive advances in computing technology.”"
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Rocket Lab wants to make Model T of space satellite launchers

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month and a half ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "When it comes to blasting satellites into Low Earth Orbit, cost can be a major detriment. 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 about 100kg (about 220lbs) into LEO for about $5 million. The company says comparable flights would cost around $100 million."
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FTC urges mobile carriers to help send cramming charges packing

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about a month and a half ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "Looking to throttle the multi-million dollar industry known as mobile cramming, the Federal Trade Commission today issued a report outlining five key steps carriers and legitimate third party providers should do to stop the fraud."
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NASA looking for out-of-this-world Mars communications services

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about 2 months ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "NASA is exploring its communications options with Mars.The space agency this week issued a Request For Information that looks to explore options where it would buy commercial communications services to support users at Mars, including landers and rovers and, potentially, aerobots and orbiters."
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Finding life in space by looking for extraterrestrial pollution

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about 2 months ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "If what we know as advanced life exists anywhere other than Earth, then perhaps they are dirtying their atmosphere as much as we have and that we could use such pollution components to perhaps more easily spot such planets in the universe. 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 approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence."
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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014 (so far!)

coondoggie coondoggie writes  |  about 2 months ago

coondoggie (973519) writes "There’s never any shortage of cool, strange or weird news in the high-tech world. The trick is whittling the sheer volume of those stories into a manageable presentation. This year we have everything from crop circles and advanced toilet tech to flying saucers and wild software development."
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