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Life In Space? Sea Plankton Found On International Space Station’s Outer Hull

Russian scientists say they made a “unique” discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior of the International Space Station – traces of tiny sea creatures on the station’s windows and walls. It remains unclear how marine plankton ended up in space. The results of the recent experiments prove that that some organisms are capable of […]

Marines monitor aircraft and ground troops for information to pass to combat elements, Operation Javelin Thrust (U. S. Marine Corps/ Chelsea Flowers)
Marines monitor aircraft and ground troops for information to pass to combat elements, Operation Javelin Thrust (U. S. Marine Corps/ Chelsea Flowers)


Cyber Power In 21st-Century Joint Warfare – Analysis

By E. Lincoln Bonner III In 2008, Russian military forces, supported by cyber attacks, rapidly defeated opposing Georgian forces and seized territory later traded in exchange for Georgia’s granting greater autonomy to pro-Russian governments in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Cyber power is the ability to exploit cyberspace to create advantages and influence events, and cyberspace […]

Sunset in the Orinoco river basin. Credit: Ana M. Aldana, WIkipedia Commons.
Sunset in the Orinoco river basin. Credit: Ana M. Aldana, WIkipedia Commons.


Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block The View

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that […]

Actor/comedian Robin Williams entertains the crew of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a holiday special hosted by the United Service Organization (USO). Photo US Navy.
Actor/comedian Robin Williams entertains the crew of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a holiday special hosted by the United Service Organization (USO). Photo US Navy.


Robin Williams And Social Media – OpEd

First up: Robin Williams was a fine actor by all means. His death is an unfortunate and tragic incident. As soon as word got out about Williams’ death, the internet mourned the loss of a very talented actor. Rightfully so. Social media, online publications, blogs and everything else was filled with “RIP Robin” messages, and […]

A man during the 2011 Egyptian protests carrying a card saying "Facebook,#jan25, The Egyptian Social Network". Photo by Essam Sharaf, Wikipedia Commons.
A man during the 2011 Egyptian protests carrying a card saying "Facebook,#jan25, The Egyptian Social Network". Photo by Essam Sharaf, Wikipedia Commons.


Is Informationalization Good For The Middle East? – Analysis

By Jon W. Anderson Nearly all studies and most opinion about new media and information technologies in the Middle East have held that they are a boon in an environment of information-averse regimes, state-controlled media, and limited communications. New media, in this reckoning, open communications to new voices, foster an expanded public sphere,[1] break the […]

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Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records From Multi-State Hospital Network

About 4.5 million patients at any of the 206 Community Health Systems-operated hospitals around the United States have had their records stolen by hackers, the company announced Monday. The stolen data includes very sensitive information. Anyone who received treatment in a CHS-operated hospital over the last five years is affected by the breach. However, patients […]