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India's Narendra Modi
India's Narendra Modi


Modi Bypasses Mainstream Media And Takes To Twitter – Analysis

By Mahima Kaul Indians don’t usually take much notice of the prime minister’ speech on independence day in the middle of August. This year was different. This year there was so much discussion on social media that it became a trending topic. In contrast to the way other prime ministers have handled this moment, new […]

This artist’s concept shows the immediate aftermath of a large asteroid impact around NGC 2547-ID8, a 35-million-year-old sun-like star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnessed a giant surge in dust around the star, likely the result of two asteroids colliding. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This artist’s concept shows the immediate aftermath of a large asteroid impact around NGC 2547-ID8, a 35-million-year-old sun-like star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnessed a giant surge in dust around the star, likely the result of two asteroids colliding. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets. Scientists had been regularly tracking the star, called NGC 2547-ID8, when it surged with a huge amount of fresh dust […]

Apt, an NSF-funded precursor to CloudLab, is a testbed instrument that is adaptable to many different research domains through customizable profiles. Shown here is the computer cluster that provides the main hardware resource for Apt. It is comprised of approximately 200 servers that are located in the University of Utah's Downtown Data Center. The Utah portion of CloudLab will go into the same facility - in fact, right next to the equipment in the photographs. Credit: Chris Coleman, School of Computing, University of Utah
Apt, an NSF-funded precursor to CloudLab, is a testbed instrument that is adaptable to many different research domains through customizable profiles. Shown here is the computer cluster that provides the main hardware resource for Apt. It is comprised of approximately 200 servers that are located in the University of Utah's Downtown Data Center. The Utah portion of CloudLab will go into the same facility - in fact, right next to the equipment in the photographs. Credit: Chris Coleman, School of Computing, University of Utah


Enabling A New Future For Cloud Computing

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds–to be called “Chameleon” and “CloudLab”–that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote […]

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 […]

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 […]