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+ - IT troubles plague Federal Copyright Office->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "The IT department at the nation’s Copyright Office needs more than a little work. A report out this week from the watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office points out a number of different technical and management woes that see to start at the top – with the CIO (a position that has a number of problems in its own right) and flows down to the technology, or lack-thereof."
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+ - NASA sets asteroid mission, demo technologies->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "NASA officials today said they have picked the specific asteroid mission and offered new details for that mission which could launch in the 2020 timeframe. Specifically, NASA’s associate administrator Robert Lightfoot said the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will rendezvous with the target asteroid, land a robotic spacecraft on the surface, grab a 4 meter or so sized boulder and begin a six-year journey to redirect the boulder into orbit around the moon for exploration by astronauts."
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+ - Could modernized analog computers bring petaflops to the desktop?->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are looking to discover — through a program called Analog and Continuous-variable Co-processors for Efficient Scientific Simulation (ACCESS) — what advances analog computers might have over today’s supercomputers for a large variety of specialized applications such as fluid dynamics or plasma physics."
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+ - Social Security: Where'd all the 112 year-olds come from?->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Either there’s a serious problem at the Social Security Administration or we as a people are indeed living WAY longer than we used to. Judging from expert testimony and a couple Federal reports issued on Capital Hill this week, you can probably guess where the problem lies. Hint: Despite what the SSA says, there really aren’t 6.5 million 112 year-olds."
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+ - Lockheed Martin spacecraft targets space station, moon missions->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Lockheed Martin is certainly no stranger to spacecraft and it is now using that expertise to offer up a new ship capable of resupplying the International Space Station and other missions. The company this week rolled out a three-part space system: a reusable space servicing vehicle called Jupiter; a large, versatile cargo container named the Exoliner; and a robotic arm."
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+ - FTC targets group that made billions of robocalls->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Given the amount of time the FTC and others have put into curing the robocall problem, it is disheartening to hear that a group of companies for almost a year have been making billions of illegal robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission and 10 state attorneys general today said they have settled charges against a Florida-based cruise line company and seven other companies that averaged 12 million to 15 million illegal sales calls a day between October 2011 through July 2012, according to the joint complaint filed by the FTC and the states"
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+ - DARPA wants advanced sensors to watch over growing hot spot: The Artic->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "The Artic Circle pretty much has been a damn cold, desolate place but no so anymore what with the military’s increased attention and commercial growing prospects. Those are the main reasons the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency cites for wanting to build an advanced generation of sensors capable of transmitting data on air, surface and/or undersea activities above the Arctic Circle for at least 30 days."
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+ - DARPA aims to breach the human-computer natural language barrier->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Will it be possible to actually communicate with a computer and have it understand context, gestures and even its human counterparts facial expressions? Such notions are usually reserved for the screenplays of science fiction novels and movies. A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program however wants to take such ideas out of the science fiction realm and make them reality in the next few years."
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+ - IBM busts the nasty myths of the millennial employee->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow – that’s one description of what’s known as the Millennial
Pretty crappy reputation, I’d say. But IBM did a study recently that busts a number of the Millennial Employee stereotypes finding that, well, maybe they are more victims of a character assassination."

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