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posted in December 2005
The volunteer workers stayed and pumped more than one billion gallons of water out of the Michoud Assembly Facility, preventing significant delays in the shuttle program.
The push is part of an overall plan to strengthen systems engineering and integrate new services-oriented architecture.
Longing for snow for the holiday season? NASA's Web site complies with some virtual white fluffy stuff.
One retired lab worker has started a blog with responses he's gotten to the lab's move to bring in an outside firm to help manage the facility.
Changes will come in several areas--including crime, sports, work, and privacy, according to IBM industry-watchers who podcast their remarks this week to investors .
The University of California will continue running Los Alamos National Laboratory with the help of military contractor Bechtel Corp.
The Department of Justice released a list of what it says would be the technology-related ramifications if the remaining provisions of the Patriot Act aren't passed by Dec. 31.
An eBay shopper from New York paid more than $600 for a photograph of an Xbox, thinking it was the real thing.
IBM is investing in the Latin American Grid initiative, a cooperative research effort that helps stimulate local economies and prepare students for IT leadership positions. Hispanics currently represent 4% of U.S. computer science graduates.
More than 100 Internet-only radio stations are streaming Christmas music, up from 61 last year, according to BRS Media's Web-Radio.
The Patriot Act is set to expire on Dec. 31, and there's much debate over how much leeway the government should have to monitor e-mail, voicemail, bank records, business records, library checkouts and Web surfing.
The most powerful man in the world likes to use the iPod's shuffle feature to listen to work from artists including the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, and Don McLean.
Google's enterprise general manager, a keynote speaker at this week's Interop show, says a new model of product management has arrived and companies need to change their practices accordingly.
The 24-hour webcast will air breaking news, alerts and discussions around the clock, and is available on a subscription basis.
Asimo can now speed across the floor at almost 4 miles per hour, carry objects, and automatically perform the tasks of a receptionist, information guide, or delivery person.
IBM is giving startup companies access to more than 40,000 patents through a new licensing program.
The U.S. information-technology sector has clearly recovered from the 2001 recession, but business will fluctuate in 2006, take a downturn in 2007, and rebound in 2008.
China exported $180 billion worth of information and communications technology last year. The United States exported $149 billion.
More than 29,000 people signed up this week to have their names put on a microchip that will travel aboard a spaceship for the Dawn mission.
Between federal, state, and local taxes, consumers in Pennsylvania pay an additional 20% on their cell phone bills, a situation a recent state House bill seeks to remedy and that others are watching.
U.S. Treasury advisor Valerie McNevin's claim about how much cybercriminals are making is sparking push-back from experts who aren't sure it's on the mark.
Operation Best Wishes connects troops overseas with family members in the United States on a high-speed Webcast channel. Family members receive 10 minutes of free recording time to wish their loved ones well.
Those who aren't hip to the huge gaming phenomenon in the U.K. have a new resource to help them understand the age-rating system used for Britain's video games.
Plans to add cell phone reception to the city's subway system are on hold.
This is the third consecutive quarter that disk storage systems revenue growth has outpaced that of the server market, IDC said in a new report.
As a result, the chairman of the 9/11 panel says, police and firefighters still can't communicate reliably during major emergencies, a situation he calls 'scandalous.'
A blogger who posted E-mail addresses for movie executives, producers, and agents has drawn the ire of Universal Studios and set off a debate about what constitutes spam.
Heavily beefed up bomb-detection portals are on tap for the nation's airports as part of the security enhancements announced Friday by the Transportation Security Administration. Cutting-edge technology is the big news behind the coming changes.
The world's first virtual supercomputer devoted specifically to AIDS research is predicting possible mutations of the HIV virus and modeling the interaction between different strains and chemicals targeting them.
The tools can prevent Internet logjams, bring systems back online after power disruptions, and fix "naturally occurring glitches in complex intertwined systems," IBM claims.