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Transportation Safety Board which has ben investigating the Virgin Galactic crash 10 months ago that killed the copilot and badly injured the pilot. “The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was [the spacecraft’s builder] Scaled Composites’ failure to consider and protect against the possibility that a single human error could result in a catastrophic hazard to the SpaceShipTwo vehicle. This...
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In 1943, then Julia McWilliams worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) - -the precursor to the CIA-- on the Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section (ERE). The ERE was developing among other projects, a way to repel sharks to keep them away from downed pilots and underwater explosives.
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From satellite swarms to interstellar subs NASA is advancing transformative aerospace projects.
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The Office of Naval Research will on July 15 detail its Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality MADE) program that will aim to “develop and integrate the suite of additive manufacturing software and hardware tools required to ensure that critical metallic components can be consistently produced and rapidly qualified in a cost effective manner.”
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We’re talking Pluto, Earth 2.0, Brain algorithms, software coding and tons more.
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What matters most in improving employee engagement --defined as the sense of purpose and commitment employees feel toward their employer and its mission—levels is valuing employees, that is, an authentic focus on their performance, career development, and inclusion and involvement in decisions affecting their work. The key is identifying what practices to implement and how to implement them.
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One such system, known as DAIDALUS, or Detect and Avoid Alerting for Unmanned Systems works by using algorithms to process the incoming traffic surveillance sensor data that some larger unmanned aircraft have onboard. The system spits out maneuver guidance for the unmanned system pilot on the ground to remain “well clear" of other traffic, NASA said. DAIDALUS doesn't just relay passive alerts, though. It also "sees" safe paths out of potenti...
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The Government Accountability Office has been tracking EINSTEIN’s implementation since about 2010 and will later this year issue an update on the status of the system. But this week, it included some details of its report in an update on the state of federal security systems, and all is not well. Preliminary EINSTEIN observations from the GAO:
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According to the DOE, the device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
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According to the 2014 Wiretap Report, released today by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts a total of a total of 3,554 wiretaps were reported as authorized, with 1,279 authorized by federal judges and 2,275 authorized by state judges. Compared to the applications approved during 2013, the number approved by federal judges decreased 13% in 2014 and the number approved by state judges increased 8%. One state wiretap application ...
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