curtwoodward writes: You'd have a hard time picking just one way the traditional news business stumbled into the Internet era. But America's most important newspaper publisher says one mistake sticks out. In a recent discussion at Harvard, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. of the New York Times said newspapers really messed up by not having enough engineers on hand "building the tools that we’re now using." Instead, the the news business faces a world where outsiders like Facebook and Twitter control the technology that is distributing their work.
coondoggie writes: "Getting a series of small satellites to communicate and act as one unit in space while taking commands from Earth-bound command centers is a gargantuan wireless task. But the researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking for technology that does just that. DARPA is looking for computer chip and electronics manufacturers to help it build the wireless communication system is will use to facilitate its Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft or System F6 satellites. The F6 program is intended deploy what DARPA calls “fractionated modules" of current all-in-one satellites."