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MIT creates the 3D-printed shape-shifting pasta of the future

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MIT creates the 3D-printed shape-shifting pasta of the future

- A new research project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tangible Media Group combines 3D printing, molecular gastronomy and macaroni. According to MIT News, researchers Wen Wang and Lining Yao have engineered flat sheets of gelatin and starch into shape-shifting noodles that react and fold when exposed to water. While Yao's goal of one day creating a self-folding dumpling is still out of reach for now, the research team thinks their breakthrough could help reduce food shipping costs and lead to new trends in fine dining

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These Senators Want You to Hack DHS

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These Senators Want You to Hack DHS

- Ethical hackers may soon be able to probe for digital weaknesses at the government’s top civilian cybersecurity agency. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced a bill Friday that would launch a pilot program offering cash rewards to hackers who discover vulnerabilities in Homeland Security Department websites and other public-facing tools. The program would exclude sensitive and mission critical systems

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Airport Security Lines Are About to Get Worse―A Perfect Advertisement for TSA PreCheck

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Airport Security Lines Are About to Get Worse―A Perfect Advertisement for TSA PreCheck

- Your laptop isn’t the only item you’ll have to part with at airport security. For over a year, the Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing new security requirements at 10 U.S. airports, including in Los Angeles, Boston and Las Vegas, that require passengers to remove any electronic item larger than a cellphone, not just laptops, from carry-on baggage so scanners can better read the contents of the luggage

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San Francisco to Delivery Robots: Get Off the Damn Sidewalk

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San Francisco to Delivery Robots: Get Off the Damn Sidewalk

- It was only a matter of time until San Francisco again became Ground Zero in a new battle between the public resources of a community and the private reach of technology companies. This week, city supervisor Norman Yee introduced a bill banning delivery robots from San Francisco’s sidewalks and streets. These delivery robots are what folks strolling around Washington, D.C., have been seeing in recent weeks: six-wheeled boxes, roughly the size of beer coolers, ambling along city sidewalks, delivering food and other items

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Tags: Robotics |  Robots |  Automaton |  Emerging Technology | 
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New 3D-printed robot can walk on sand and rocks

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New 3D-printed robot can walk on sand and rocks

- A robot can now navigate rough terrain, marching happily over rocks and sand. A team from the University of California San Diego has developed the first soft robot that can walk on rough surfaces like pebble-covered ground. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can also climb over obstacles and could assist humans in situations like search-and-rescue missions. The robot will be presented at a conference in Singapore on May 29

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UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology

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UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology

- . . UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technologyWEBVTT OUR FEET OF WATER.GUY: A NEW STUDY USING 3-DPRINTING TO HELP INFERTILEWOMEN.LISA: RESEARCHERS AT UAB ARECREATING ARTIFICIAL OVARIES WITHTHE TECH.THE STUDY HAS SHOWN GREATSUCCESS.RESEARCHERS REPLACED THE OVARIESIN THREE MICE WITH ONES THEYCREATED ON A 3-D PRINTER

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For Trump’s Budget to Work, the US Will Need the Biggest Technology Boom Since World War II

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For Trump’s Budget to Work, the US Will Need the Biggest Technology Boom Since World War II

- One of the most revealing things in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, due out today, is its extravagant assumptions about economic growth. Even a budget few expect to be enacted needed a behind-the-scenes boost to deliver plausible results, as it effectively assumes a technological revolution bigger than any since World War II. In order to deliver both massive tax cuts and end U

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Bill Aims to Clarify When and How the Government Discloses Software Vulnerabilities

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Bill Aims to Clarify When and How the Government Discloses Software Vulnerabilities

- On the heels of a major ransomware attack that first plagued the national health service in Britain and then spread globally, U.S. lawmakers want to codify the process by which the government shares newly discovered vulnerabilities with software vendors and the public. A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that directs federal leaders to come up with a more transparent process for determining when those vulnerabilities should be disclosed

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Stop Blaming NSA for the Ransomware Attack

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Stop Blaming NSA for the Ransomware Attack

- Friday’s global ransomware attack has reignited the debate about how the U.S. intelligence community conceals or reveals knowledge about critical software bugs. As confirmed by a former National Security Agency official, WannaCry exploited a vulnerability stockpiled by the agency and exposed in last year's Shadow Brokers dump. But how much blame should NSA bear for WannaCry's rampage across 200,000-plus computers in 130 countries? On the one hand, the intelligence community really does keep a trove of zero-day bugs

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The Secret to Better Weather Forecasts Could Be in Meteorologists' Eyes

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The Secret to Better Weather Forecasts Could Be in Meteorologists' Eyes

- Can weather forecasters keep up with huge volume of data from radar advances and new satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration? That’s the question Katie Wilson asked. To find the answer, the meteorologist with the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies has been watching how weather forecasters look at data. Literally. » Get the best federal technology news and ideas delivered right to your inbox

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Mar-a-Lago and Other Trump Properties Have Lax Cybersecurity

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Mar-a-Lago and Other Trump Properties Have Lax Cybersecurity

- Unsecured Wi-Fi networks, wireless printers and misconfigured servers represent a few of the poor cybersecurity practices found by reporters who poked around Trump resorts and hotels, including the “Winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago. Armed with a directional Wi-Fi antenna gun and “easily available software,” a team of found “weak and open” Wi-Fi networks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, the Trump International Hotel in D

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Optimizing the Data Center

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Optimizing the Data Center

- Legacy technology costs the federal government a lot of money. Statistically, around 80 percent of the government’s $80 billion IT budget goes toward past-generation systems that, as former U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott used to say, “keep the lights on.” In reality, these systems are often performing mission-critical activities, and many are housed within the government’s inventory of 10,000 data centers

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How technology is transforming New Orleans

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How technology is transforming New Orleans

- There are a handful of major technological hubs in the United States, where investors and consumers loom to witness the birth of the next revolutionary technology. However, there may be a new city among their ranks, as New Orleans starts to adopt more technological and entrepreneurial resources to reinvent its image and operations. There’s no shortage of things to do in New Orleans, from steamboat tours to jazz music to ghost-themed walkabouts (and of course, the amazing food)

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U. professor uses 3-D printing to replicate climbing routes

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U. professor uses 3-D printing to replicate climbing routes

- SALT LAKE CITY — From his office in the University of Utah's Merrill Engineering Building, Ladislav Kavan continues to work on a research-driven challenge: making an exact copy of a large-scale environment using 3-D printers. As an assistant professor at the U.'s School of Computing, Kavan teaches courses in computer graphics and animating physical movement. His latest work, presented at the 35th annual Association for Computer Modeling conference in Denver, combined his hobby of climbing with ongoing research on computer modeling

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3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch

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3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch

- Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin. "This stretchable electronic fabric we developed has many practical uses," said Michael McAlpine, a University of Minnesota mechanical engineering associate professor and lead researcher on the study

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New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions

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New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions

- For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available. In a paper published today in the journal Science Advances, researchers lay out the process they developed for using 3D printing and soft silicone to manufacture items that millions of patients use: ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings and meshes

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Canada Wants Silicon Valley’s Tech Employee

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Canada Wants Silicon Valley’s Tech Employee

- TORONTO, Ontario—Despite talk of a business-friendly administration, the U.S. tech sector may face some pretty serious employment challenges under President Donald Trump. First, there was the immigration ban that threatened to stop immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, then the uncertainty about H-1B visas for skilled workers, and finally questions over how the Trump’s administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” strategy would affect sectors that rely on outsourced or imported talent

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One Way to Hide Your Data from Digital Border Searches
One Way to Hide Your Data from Digital Border Searches Password manager service 1Password has introduced a new feature designed to protect the privacy of people traveling abroad. The Trump administration has attempted to introduce new security procedures for people coming into the United States, such as requiring them to hand over their smartphones as well as social media and email account information. Many people are made uneasy by potential digital border searches as well as being digitally vulnerable abroad   Read More ...
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MIT creates the 3D-printed shape-shifting pasta of the future
MIT creates the 3D-printed shape-shifting pasta of the future A new research project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tangible Media Group combines 3D printing, molecular gastronomy and macaroni. According to MIT News, researchers Wen Wang and Lining Yao have engineered flat sheets of gelatin and starch into shape-shifting noodles that react and fold when exposed to water. While Yao's goal of one day creating a self-folding dumpling is still out of reach for now, the research team thinks their breakthrough could help reduce food shipping costs and lead to new trends in fine dining   Read More ...
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These Senators Want You to Hack DHS
These Senators Want You to Hack DHS Ethical hackers may soon be able to probe for digital weaknesses at the government’s top civilian cybersecurity agency. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced a bill Friday that would launch a pilot program offering cash rewards to hackers who discover vulnerabilities in Homeland Security Department websites and other public-facing tools. The program would exclude sensitive and mission critical systems   Read More ...
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U.S. Embassies Lag on Digital Security
Information security staff in U.S. embassies and consulates are falling down on the job, according to an inspector general’s audit out this week. State’s internal auditors reviewed information security at 51 overseas posts between fiscal years 2014 and 2016 and found one-third of them, 17 posts, weren’t performing basic tasks such as regularly analyzing information systems or reviewing email systems, user libraries, servers and hard drives for indications of inappropriate activity   Read More ...
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Airport Security Lines Are About to Get Worse―A Perfect Advertisement for TSA PreCheck
Airport Security Lines Are About to Get Worse―A Perfect Advertisement for TSA PreCheck Your laptop isn’t the only item you’ll have to part with at airport security. For over a year, the Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing new security requirements at 10 U.S. airports, including in Los Angeles, Boston and Las Vegas, that require passengers to remove any electronic item larger than a cellphone, not just laptops, from carry-on baggage so scanners can better read the contents of the luggage   Read More ...
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To Embrace Emerging Tech, Governments Need Supporting Talent, Survey Says
Public service agencies worldwide are trying to take advantage of new technology, such as biometric identification systems, but they face common challenges including hiring tech talent, a survey found. Accenture interviewed government technology professionals in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. about their approach to modernization. Asked what demands they aspired to meet, respondents said they wanted to meet citizens' expectations by not only improving how services are delivered but also the quality   Read More ...
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Safe From WannaCry? Thank the Government
The government played an active role in keeping the U.S. largely safe from the WannaCry ransomware attack that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday. In a hearing before a House Appropriations Committee panel, Kelly described a rapid-fire Situation Room meeting about the attack during which DHS took the lead. The meeting also included officials from the FBI and the National Security Agency, he said   Read More ...
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San Francisco to Delivery Robots: Get Off the Damn Sidewalk
San Francisco to Delivery Robots: Get Off the Damn Sidewalk It was only a matter of time until San Francisco again became Ground Zero in a new battle between the public resources of a community and the private reach of technology companies. This week, city supervisor Norman Yee introduced a bill banning delivery robots from San Francisco’s sidewalks and streets. These delivery robots are what folks strolling around Washington, D.C., have been seeing in recent weeks: six-wheeled boxes, roughly the size of beer coolers, ambling along city sidewalks, delivering food and other items   Read More ...
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There Is a Place for USDS, 18F in Trump Administration
Two Obama-era technology offices received funding in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget on par with what they got last year. The U.S. Digital Service, created after the HealthCare.gov debacle to ensure successful more successful rollouts of tech projects, would receive $19 million—the same it got in 2017. Some critics anticipated USDS, which has worked on important tech projects at agencies like the Veterans Affairs Department, might have less clout in the new administration   Read More ...
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New 3D-printed robot can walk on sand and rocks
New 3D-printed robot can walk on sand and rocks A robot can now navigate rough terrain, marching happily over rocks and sand. A team from the University of California San Diego has developed the first soft robot that can walk on rough surfaces like pebble-covered ground. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can also climb over obstacles and could assist humans in situations like search-and-rescue missions. The robot will be presented at a conference in Singapore on May 29   Read More ...
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UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology
UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology . . UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technology UAB researchers create artificial ovaries with 3D printing technologyWEBVTT OUR FEET OF WATER.GUY: A NEW STUDY USING 3-DPRINTING TO HELP INFERTILEWOMEN.LISA: RESEARCHERS AT UAB ARECREATING ARTIFICIAL OVARIES WITHTHE TECH.THE STUDY HAS SHOWN GREATSUCCESS.RESEARCHERS REPLACED THE OVARIESIN THREE MICE WITH ONES THEYCREATED ON A 3-D PRINTER   Read More ...
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CYBERCOM Budget Request Focused on Elevation to Full Command
U.S. Cyber Command is requesting $647 million in President Donald Trump’s budget, roughly a 17 percent jump from the prior year, CYBERCOM Chief Adm. Michael Rogers told lawmakers Tuesday. That funding hike will mostly go to readying CYBERCOM’s elevation to a full combatant command, which was authorized in a recent major defense policy bill, Rogers told members of a House Armed Services panel   Read More ...
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For Trump’s Budget to Work, the US Will Need the Biggest Technology Boom Since World War II
For Trump’s Budget to Work, the US Will Need the Biggest Technology Boom Since World War II One of the most revealing things in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, due out today, is its extravagant assumptions about economic growth. Even a budget few expect to be enacted needed a behind-the-scenes boost to deliver plausible results, as it effectively assumes a technological revolution bigger than any since World War II. In order to deliver both massive tax cuts and end U   Read More ...
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4 Keys to Understanding What Matters to Citizens
4 Keys to Understanding What Matters to Citizens Tony D’Emidio is a partner in McKinsey’s Washington, D.C., office, where Jonah Wagner is a consultant. This is part of a customer experience series. Read why citizens' experience should matter to agencies. The next installment will publish in June. Agencies that lack a clear understanding of what matters most to their customers risk wasting time and resources on things that don’t   Read More ...
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L.I. Pupils Create 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands For Other Children In Need
L.I. Pupils Create 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands For Other Children In Need OLD BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It seems children are never too young for new technology. As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported, some children on Long Island are using 3D printers to create prosthetic hands for other kids in need. For months now, teacher Lorraine Campbell has been guiding her third graders at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville through stitching together the fingers of prosthetic hands to be sent around the world to children without fingers   Read More ...
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At the Heart of Laptop Ban Debate, Officials Ask Which Is Worse: Bombs or Accidental Battery Fires?
At the Heart of Laptop Ban Debate, Officials Ask Which Is Worse: Bombs or Accidental Battery Fires? In a debate over air travel safety, U.S. and European officials agree on one thing: Laptops on flights could be dangerous. The proposed expansion of a U.S. ban on laptops and other large consumer electronics in cabins could land more of these devices in the luggage hold, creating the risk of accidental battery fires, officials have said. It would also be a logistical nightmare to enforce, with minute differences between accepted devices and banned ones   Read More ...
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Bill Aims to Clarify When and How the Government Discloses Software Vulnerabilities
Bill Aims to Clarify When and How the Government Discloses Software Vulnerabilities On the heels of a major ransomware attack that first plagued the national health service in Britain and then spread globally, U.S. lawmakers want to codify the process by which the government shares newly discovered vulnerabilities with software vendors and the public. A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that directs federal leaders to come up with a more transparent process for determining when those vulnerabilities should be disclosed   Read More ...
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Stop Blaming NSA for the Ransomware Attack
Stop Blaming NSA for the Ransomware Attack Friday’s global ransomware attack has reignited the debate about how the U.S. intelligence community conceals or reveals knowledge about critical software bugs. As confirmed by a former National Security Agency official, WannaCry exploited a vulnerability stockpiled by the agency and exposed in last year's Shadow Brokers dump. But how much blame should NSA bear for WannaCry's rampage across 200,000-plus computers in 130 countries? On the one hand, the intelligence community really does keep a trove of zero-day bugs   Read More ...
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The Secret to Better Weather Forecasts Could Be in Meteorologists' Eyes
The Secret to Better Weather Forecasts Could Be in Meteorologists' Eyes Can weather forecasters keep up with huge volume of data from radar advances and new satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration? That’s the question Katie Wilson asked. To find the answer, the meteorologist with the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies has been watching how weather forecasters look at data. Literally. » Get the best federal technology news and ideas delivered right to your inbox   Read More ...
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Mar-a-Lago and Other Trump Properties Have Lax Cybersecurity
Mar-a-Lago and Other Trump Properties Have Lax Cybersecurity Unsecured Wi-Fi networks, wireless printers and misconfigured servers represent a few of the poor cybersecurity practices found by reporters who poked around Trump resorts and hotels, including the “Winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago. Armed with a directional Wi-Fi antenna gun and “easily available software,” a team of found “weak and open” Wi-Fi networks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, the Trump International Hotel in D   Read More ...
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Pentagon Mapmakers Want To Tap Mobile Ad Technology. Here's Why
While the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency keeps its operations secret, it's looking into the some of the country's flashiest technology hotbeds for new ideas. The spy agency, whose mapping projects are used in combat support and general intelligence operations, has been sending staff to Boston, Austin and New York to absorb new concepts from startups targeting the commercial market. chatted with Anthony Vinci, a tech entrepreneur and NGA's director for plans and programs, about what's next   Read More ...
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The People Who Fight Hacking and Cybercrime Are Turning to Designers For Help
The People Who Fight Hacking and Cybercrime Are Turning to Designers For Help Not all intelligence analysts wear plain suits and grim expressions. At the IBM Design studios in Austin, Texas, a team of 30 designers are enthusiastically parsing malware threats, viruses, hacks and malicious IP addresses to visualize the veins of cyberattacks all over the world. Led by former print graphic designer Liz Holz, IBM’s growing security-focused creative unit is comprised of UX (user experience) specialists, industrial designers, content writers, motion animators, illustrators, developers, and user researchers   Read More ...
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Optimizing the Data Center
Optimizing the Data Center Legacy technology costs the federal government a lot of money. Statistically, around 80 percent of the government’s $80 billion IT budget goes toward past-generation systems that, as former U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott used to say, “keep the lights on.” In reality, these systems are often performing mission-critical activities, and many are housed within the government’s inventory of 10,000 data centers   Read More ...
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Mouse gives birth to pups using 3-d printed ovary
Mouse gives birth to pups using 3-d printed ovary (HealthDay News) -- In another step forward in the world of 3-D printed tissues, U.S. scientists report they've created a "bioprosthetic" ovary in a mouse using the technology -- and the mouse has given birth to healthy pups. "These bioprosthetic ovaries have long-term, durable function," said researcher Teresa Woodruff, of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She said the mouse study suggests 3-D printed ovaries might someday help infertile women, although research in animals does not always pan out in humans   Read More ...
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How technology is transforming New Orleans
How technology is transforming New Orleans There are a handful of major technological hubs in the United States, where investors and consumers loom to witness the birth of the next revolutionary technology. However, there may be a new city among their ranks, as New Orleans starts to adopt more technological and entrepreneurial resources to reinvent its image and operations. There’s no shortage of things to do in New Orleans, from steamboat tours to jazz music to ghost-themed walkabouts (and of course, the amazing food)   Read More ...
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3-D Printed Ovaries Are Helping Mice to Get Pregnant
3-D Printed Ovaries Are Helping Mice to Get Pregnant A recent study by Northwestern University showed that mice were able to get pregnant with 3-D printed ovaries — a development that could help lead to advances in restoring fertility and hormone production in women who have survived cancer. After replacing their ovaries with 3-D printed copies, the mice were able to ovulate, give birth and nurse their young, according to the study   Read More ...
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Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary
By E J Mundell. TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In another step forward in the world of 3-D printed tissues, U.S. scientists report they've created a "bioprosthetic" ovary in a mouse using the technology -- and the mouse has given birth to healthy pups. "These bioprosthetic ovaries have long-term, durable function," said researcher Teresa Woodruff, of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago   Read More ...
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NASA Awards $100,000 in 3D-Printing Habitat Competition
NASA Awards $100,000 in 3D-Printing Habitat Competition The first printing segment of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete, and the U.S. space agency has awarded $100,000 to the two winning teams. Based on a points system, the "Phase 2: Level 1 Compression Test Competition" winners are Foster + Partners | Branch Technology of Chattanooga, Tennessee (awarded $85,930), and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (awarded $14,070), NASA officials said in a statement   Read More ...
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4 Precautions to Prevent Critical Infrastructure Disaster
Critical infrastructure has become a prime target of global cyberattacks because the indispensable services they provide citizens makes any disturbance highly disruptive. Recently, major U.S. cities experienced power outages that immediately drove a false scare of cyber-tampering to power grids predicted by Ted Koppel. Last month, Dallas’ emergency sirens were hacked, setting off 156 sirens for 40 minutes. And this isn’t a new trend: A dam north of New York was targeted by the Iranian government in 2013   Read More ...
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U. professor uses 3-D printing to replicate climbing routes
U. professor uses 3-D printing to replicate climbing routes SALT LAKE CITY — From his office in the University of Utah's Merrill Engineering Building, Ladislav Kavan continues to work on a research-driven challenge: making an exact copy of a large-scale environment using 3-D printers. As an assistant professor at the U.'s School of Computing, Kavan teaches courses in computer graphics and animating physical movement. His latest work, presented at the 35th annual Association for Computer Modeling conference in Denver, combined his hobby of climbing with ongoing research on computer modeling   Read More ...
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3D printed 'bionic skin' could allow robots feel the world: study
U.S. researchers have developed a "revolutionary" process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery, published online in the journal Advanced Materials, is a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin, researchers say. The new process was developed by engineers at the University of Minnesota using a one-of-a-kind 3D printer they built in the lab   Read More ...
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3D printed 'bionic skin' could allow robots feel the world: study
U.S. researchers have developed a "revolutionary" process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery, published online in the journal Advanced Materials, is a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin, researchers say. The new process was developed by engineers at the University of Minnesota using a one-of-a-kind 3D printer they built in the lab   Read More ...
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3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing
3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing Autodesk has partnered with a Michigan foundry in a 3D printing proof-of-concept project that resulted in a new magnesium commercial airline seat frame so light it could save an airline more than $200 million in fuel costs. Autodesk used its Netfabb 3D design software to produce a complex geometric model for a new aircraft passenger seat frame just as strong as a traditional seat, but vastly lighter   Read More ...
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3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch
3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin. "This stretchable electronic fabric we developed has many practical uses," said Michael McAlpine, a University of Minnesota mechanical engineering associate professor and lead researcher on the study   Read More ...
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New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions
New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available. In a paper published today in the journal Science Advances, researchers lay out the process they developed for using 3D printing and soft silicone to manufacture items that millions of patients use: ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings and meshes   Read More ...
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Canada Wants Silicon Valley’s Tech Employee
Canada Wants Silicon Valley’s Tech Employee TORONTO, Ontario—Despite talk of a business-friendly administration, the U.S. tech sector may face some pretty serious employment challenges under President Donald Trump. First, there was the immigration ban that threatened to stop immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, then the uncertainty about H-1B visas for skilled workers, and finally questions over how the Trump’s administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” strategy would affect sectors that rely on outsourced or imported talent   Read More ...
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Former Federal CISO on the Important of Following Through Part 2
By Greg Touhill, CISSP, CISM, former federal chief information security officer, and guest author for the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Council Executive Writers Bureau. This is the second column in a two-part series. Read the first here. In the first part of this series, I discussed why I believe the vast majority of cyber incidents and data breaches are avoidable and attributed the cause of these incidents to a lack of follow through on plans, policies and procedures   Read More ...
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Former Federal CISO on the Importance of Following Through
Former Federal CISO on the Importance of Following Through By Greg Touhill, CISSP, CISM, former federal chief information security officer, and guest author for the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Council Executive Writers Bureau. This is the first column in a two-part series. The second column will publish May 10. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Eddie Rickenbacker reportedly said: “There’s a six-word formula for success: Think things through, then follow through   Read More ...
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A technology on the fast track: 3-D printed cars
A technology on the fast track: 3-D printed cars Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, is the process by which heat and pressure fuse together thermoplastics or powdered materials to create a three-dimensional object. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes, which remove material to reach a finished product, additive manufacturing builds an object layer by layer over time. It allows for more imaginative designs, more custom and creative products and, in already a few instances, cheaper manufacturing costs — and companies in several industries are taking notice   Read More ...
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Travelers May Overstay Visas Because of Tech Struggles
IT problems might allow foreign travelers to overstay their legal welcome in the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's fragmented IT systems, which often aren't interoperable, could be causing the agency to miss instances of visa overstays, according to the Homeland Security Department's Office of the Inspector General. In some cases, ICE personnel cobble together data from up to 27 disparate DHS databases to identify individuals and to establish whether they technically overstayed their visa or if they constitute a national security threat   Read More ...
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