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One Year Later, NASA Still Doesn't Have a New Administrator

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:23:26 -0500

An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.


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When Will Astronauts Launch From U.S. Soil Again?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:10:11 -0500

NASA is hopeful SpaceX and Boeing will soon free the country from dependency on Russia, but delays abound.A Soyuz spacecraft, which carries astronauts to space, sits on the launchpad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in December.


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How the (Likely) Next NSA/CyberCom Chief Wants to Enlist AI

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0500

A look at Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone’s public statements about artificial intelligence, offense, and defense.Ltg. Paul Nakasone discusses the future of AI and US Cyber Command at the second Defense One Technology Summit in June.


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Why Would the President of the United States, Like, Tweet This Way?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:38:00 -0500

Donald Trump described himself as “like, really smart.”


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Will Trump Still Be Allowed to Use His Personal Phone in the West Wing?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:24:04 -0500

"The use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed."


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To Manage Disaster Data, Use ‘Fog’ of the Cloud

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Cell phones, drones, and security cameras generate tons of data during disasters. A new approach splits its processing between the cloud and its "fog."A firefighter walks near the North Umpqua River in Oregon in September.


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Pentagon Launches New Push For Tunnel-Warfare Tech

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500

As potential adversaries build out sophisticated underground complexes, the U.S. military will try to keep up by going down.South Korean soldiers visit the 2nd Underground Tunnel for security sightseeing against North Korea near the demilitarized zone in 2008.


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U.S. Nuclear Test Killed Far More Civilians Than We Knew

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:58:26 -0500

Hundreds of thousands of civilians were poisoned by irradiated milk, raising the previously estimated toll by a huge factor.


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Facebook is Giving the U.S. Government More and More Data

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:53:24 -0500

The government keeps asking for more, and the platform is increasingly obliging.


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North Korea Was Behind the WannaCry Cyberattacks, Says the White House

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:09:26 -0500

WannaCry infected computers across the world earlier this year in a ransomware attack, and even took down the National Health Service in the UK.


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Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Astronaut Food

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:39:54 -0500

“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, squeezes a water bubble out of her beverage container, showing her image refracted, in the Unity node of the International Space Station in 2013.


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Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500

The goal of the new regulations is to secure sensitive data on the computers and networks at smaller companies.An employee at Lockheed Martin's NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center.


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We’re Sending Sugar Into Space So Astronauts Can Grow Rock Candy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:57:58 -0500

Astronauts on board the International Space Station are going to be growing crystalized rock candy with it, testing to see what happens when in a zero gravity environment. Meanwhile, on Earth, students will be watching.


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Why Donald Trump Wants to Go Back to the Moon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:32:46 -0500

Trump wants to go back. Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin could make it happen.On April 16, 1972, the sixth manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 16, launched from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on its way to conduct scientific investigations on the Moon’s Descartes highlands.


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Can Forensic Linguistics Pin Down the Author of a Trump Tweet?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:01:25 -0500

Using data to assess whether the president's lawyer really wrote a message that renewed questions about obstruction of justice.


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Army Researchers Will Have a Solution For Fake News Right After the Next U.S. Election

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:04:35 -0500

Just in time.A U.S. Army soldier from the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, parachutes into show center during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City in August.


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Budget-Managing Tips, but for Space Telescopes

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:47:29 -0500

NASA is scrambling to cut the growing cost of its latest big astronomy mission.


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Experts Predict Tougher Fight for U.S. Government Information

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500

"Journalists and others in the information trenches continue to report more and more government secrecy..."says David Cuillier.


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The EPA Has Approved The Release of Weaponized Mosquitoes In 20 U.S. States

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:24:53 -0500

Biotech firm MosquitoMate says it has the green light to release its bacteria-infected mosquitoes, which prevent the insects from multiplying, into the open.


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A Twitter Employee Celebrated Their Last Day by Deleting Donald Trump's Account

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:17:40 -0400

The platform was able to restore the president's account shortly thereafter, including all followers and previous tweets.


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IGs Band Together for a Common Website to Share Results of Investigations

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:31:29 -0400

Project eases access to reports governmentwide while promoting watchdogs’ work.CIGIE Chair and Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz said the site will demonstrate the value of IGs.


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Twitter Says It’s Holding Trump to the Same Standards as Everyone Else, But Also Not, Because He’s President

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:56:45 -0400

Lots of people won't like Twitter's stance on the president's fiery remarks—but it makes sense.


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How Solar Power Can Protect the U.S. Military From Threats to the Electric Grid

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Military bases usually get their electricity from the civilian grid, which is vulnerable to attack and to disaster. Solar-powered microgrids could protect national security, and would save money.Marines work on solar panels in California in 2012.


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This Is the Way Cassini Ends

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:51:32 -0400

As the spacecraft prepared to plunge into Saturn, the mission's longest-serving members remembered its years-long journey.


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