According to a report in the Chinese Science Bulletin, the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information (CAS), University of Science and Technology of China has recently demonstrated a metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network (QCN) for government administration in Wuhu, China.
Tecnalia Technological Corporation has introduced innovative robots at Euskotren's station in Atxuri (Bilbao) and which are mobile, multifunctional, collaborative, autonomous and polyvalent, suitable for a wide range of work from street cleaning and rubbish collection to accompanying elderly people.
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with support from the Department of Homeland Security, has developed a new certified reference material, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2905, Trace Particulate Explosives.
In the two new research projects, Phadke is the principle investigator (PI) and Thorp is the Co-PI of a project with funding of $1.5 million, while Thorp leads the Virginia Tech team as a subcontractor for the second $1.1 million project. Both projects seek to enhance the effective use of synchrophasors.
A new Web site, www.DeathRiskRankings.com, developed by researchers and students at Carnegie Mellon University, allows users to query publicly available data from the United States and Europe, and compare mortality risks by gender, age, cause of death and geographic region.
Spearheaded by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) amongst others, there is growing awareness (and a growing body of science to back it up) that global warming is already taking a serious toll on human health, especially in the form of heat waves that will increasingly affect communities in the decades ahead.
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have set out to develop software that will allow data centers to function as single, plug-and-play networks, but that will still scale to the massive size required of modern data center networks.
As important as the actual delivery mechanism is how emergency messages for the general public are communicated, and specifically the choice of words, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
A recent workshop organized by LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone), a core project of the International Geosphere-Bioshphere Programme and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, has highlighted the increasing challenges of popolation mirgration.
When employees have so many complex passwords to remember that they keep them on a sticky note attached to his computer screen, that is almost a sure sign that your agency or organization needs a wiser policy for passwords -- one that balances risk and complexity.
Many state and local officials and private organizations are basing decisions -- such as how to build bridges or manage water supplies -- on the assumption that current climate conditions will continue, but that assumption is no longer valid.
The big news over the weekend is Congress' approval of a compromise stimulus bill that includes $7.2 billion to help deploy broadband in rural and other undeserved urban areas, $17 billion for incentives for health care providers to adopt electronic health records, and $11 billion to update the nation's electricity grid.
With the passage of the US Senate version of the $838 billion economic stimulus bill today, and the reconciliation of the Senate and House versions now in progress, we begin to get a clearer picture of what new IT stimulus spend to expect.
Public safety officials and chief information officers (CIOs) from many of the largest cities and counties in the US, as part of the Digital Communities 700Mhz CIO working group initiative, have banded together to protest the FCC's new proposed rules for the 700MHz D-Block auction.
"[The evolution of e-government] started in the '70s with legacy systems, then through the Internet where you had a thousand Web sites bloom, to where we are today -- where sharing technology and developing a shared service environment really isn't a technological problem so much as a change management problem"
'The role that technology can play to increase disaster readiness does not just involve high-end satellite communication systems and the like. There is also much that can be done by using existing resources and simply thinking more creatively about how to use them to better prepare for disasters.'