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A Two-Phase Transition to Icann Would be Ideal – New York Times

A Two-Phase Transition to Icann Would be IdealNew York TimesThat should concern everyone, because we’re not ready for the transition. All we can say for certain is that foreign governments will gain influence. And, as Jack Goldsmith, a law professor at Harvard, notes, an independent Icann “might be captured in … … Read entire article »

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Check out DARPA's new podcast — so far, no insane killer robots … – CNET

CNET Check out DARPA’s new podcast — so far, no insane killer robots …CNETThe government agency that brings you new military tech, now brings you its first podcast: “Voices from DARPA.”DARPA Just Launched a Podcast – GizmodoGizmodoDARPA Launches New Podcast Series | SIGNAL MagazineSignal Magazineall 3 news articles » … Read entire article »

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Queensland 'asteroid' sparks concerns over near earth asteroid monitoring – Brisbane Times

Brisbane Times Queensland ‘asteroid‘ sparks concerns over near earth asteroid monitoringBrisbane TimesNASA has a near-Earth object monitoring scheme keeping tabs on more than 90 per cent of one-kilometre-plus asteroids but many smaller ones could potentially collide with the Earth. After seeing reports of the flash in the sky overnight, Mr Bennedick …Fears over how prepared Earth is for asteroid strike after meteor SMASHES into AustraliaExpress.co.ukScientist sheds light on sky mysteryCourier MailQueensland meteor raises question on near-Earth asteroid monitoringInternational Business Times AUGladstone Observer –Gladstone Observerall 52 news articles » … Read entire article »

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[VIDEO] Huge asteroid with force of '3 billion nuclear bombs' hurtling … – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global News [VIDEO] Huge asteroid with force of ‘3 billion nuclear bombs’ hurtling …Headlines & Global NewsUsing its largest telescope, a Chinese astronomer predicted that the Earth might be hit by 2009ES, a giant asteroid, that is heading towards our planet.Ten-Mile-Wide Killer Asteroid Headed For Earth, And It’s Not The …The InquisitrNASA Creates Software to Keep Tabs on Killer AsteroidsSpace DailyEnd of The World? Massive Killer Asteroid Heading Towards Earth, Experts WarnNature World NewsInternational Business Times AU –iTech Post –Metroall 11 news articles » … Read entire article »

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DARPA floats aerial surveillance Dragnet by UAV – GPS World magazine

GPS World magazine DARPA floats aerial surveillance Dragnet by UAVGPS World magazineTo map small UAS in urban terrain, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks innovative technologies to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of all UAS operating below 1,000 feet in a large city. While the newAerial Dragnet … … Read entire article »

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At DARPA, virtual reality is more than a toy – FedScoop

FedScoop At DARPA, virtual reality is more than a toyFedScoopWhile many of the virtual reality applications from the commercial sector come off more like “toy games,” the government is better positioned to foster ideas that take more time to bear fruit, said DARPA’s Trung Tran. “We fund those weird ideas that … … Read entire article »

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PSI's Darby Dyar Receives GSA's Planetary Geology GK Gilbert Award – Space Ref (press release)

PSI’s Darby Dyar Receives GSA’s Planetary Geology GK Gilbert AwardSpace Ref (press release)Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Darby Dyar has received the Geological Society of America’s prestigious G.K. Gilbert Award for her outstanding contributions to the solution of fundamental problems in planetary geology. Dyar received the … … Read entire article »

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DARPA Picks BAE's Smart Handheld EW Sensor – Breaking Defense

Breaking Defense DARPA Picks BAE’s Smart Handheld EW SensorBreaking DefenseBAE Systems has been awarded a DARPA contract that may help address one of the most pressing threats the US Army has identified — Russia’s increasingly impressive and powerful use of Electronic Warfare on the battlefield. The technology for a new …BAE Systems Reveals Handheld Cognitive Electronic Warfare Technology for DARPABusiness Wire (press release)BAE Builds Electronic Warfare Tool Under DARPA Contract; Joshua Niedzwiecki CommentsExecutiveBiz (blog)BAE Systems Wants To Defeat Jammers With Thinking MachinesPopular Scienceall 12 news articles » … Read entire article »

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Geysers of water vapor shooting from Europa could offer taste of ocean within – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Geysers of water vapor shooting from Europa could offer taste of ocean withinLos Angeles Times“It’s covered with ridges and fractures, much like a tectonic yarn ball,” Britney Schmidt, a planetary scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology who was not involved in the findings, said at the news briefing. “Whereas on Enceladus the geology …Astronomers Spy Shadowy Plumes around EuropaScientific AmericanHubble finds additional evidence of plumes on Europa [Updated]Ars Technicaall 248 news articles » … Read entire article »

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Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet's past – Astronomy Now – Astronomy Now Online

Astronomy Now Online Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet’s past – Astronomy NowAstronomy Now OnlineA map of Mars that includes the unusally high elevation region Louisiana State University researchers are studying called Thaumasia Planum. Click the image …and more » … Read entire article »

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