Obama takes step to improve government technology
The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
Michigan Tech researches feasibility of drone use in transportation
(Phys.org) —Everyone knows what drones are, right? They have gained visibility for use in military and monitoring applications, but have a wide variety of more 'friendly', useful applications here at ...
Scientific data repositories issue call for change on funding models for data archives
Representatives of 25 organizations that archive scientific data have released a Call for Action urging the creation of sustainable funding streams for domain repositories—data archives with close ties to scientific communities.
Network of unmanned undersea platforms would assist manned vessels
Today's naval forces rely primarily on highly capable multifunctional manned platforms, such as ships and submarines. Even the most advanced vessel, however, can only be in one place at a time, making the ...
NIST releases draft outline of cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure
As part of its efforts to develop a voluntary framework to improve cybersecurity in the nation's critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted a draft outline of the document to inv ...
Aged national power grid leaves US vulnerable to outages from spring storms
(Phys.org) —With one storm system moving east from the Great Plains, midwest, and south this week—leaving tens of thousands without power—and yet another storm system expected next week, attention is once again turning ...
'Digital divide' still wide in developing world, study finds
Most developing countries are still struggling to bridge the "digital divide" limiting access to computers and the Internet for low-income citizens, a study showed Wednesday.
Tracking trains with satellite precision
Taking a cue from how ESA controls satellites, Spanish railways now have their own high-tech upgrade to keep travellers abreast of when the next train is going to pull into the station.
'Shamoon' computer virus attack marked new height in international cyber conflict
The deployment of the "Shamoon" computer virus against the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. last year was an important new development in international cyber conflict. Shamoon must put all providers of critical services on alert and ...
UK explores TV transmitter option to track aircraft
Renewable energy sector grows but barriers remain
Energy production must shift from fossil fuels to renewable sources within four decades to avoid the most damaging consequences of climate change, a government report has found.
Technology to help weather bushfires, floods and more
While technology can't prevent catastrophic events, a CSIRO report released in Canberra today reveals how emerging technologies help emergency services better manage natural disasters and minimise their effects ...
Researchers develop tool to improve NASA polar ice mission
(Phys.org)—Data vital to understanding global climate change will benefit from more efficient and secure processing, thanks to a new tool created by members of Indiana University's Research Technologies ...
Energy firms must acknowledge cybersecurity as more than an IT problem, paper claims
(Phys.org)—Energy firms have spent vast sums on the security of their information systems, but they must reorient from a reactive, tactical posture regarding intrusions and attacks to a more strategic, holistic view that ...