'...born in Portland, Oregon, in 1933. From 1949 to 1952, he worked on
various audio and instrumentation projects at Ampex Corporation, where,
from 1952 to 1957, he was mainly responsible for the development of the
electronic aspects of the Ampex® videotape recording system. In
1957, Ray received a BS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford
University. Upon being awarded a Marshall Scholarship and a National
Science Foundation graduate fellowship, he left Ampex for further study
at Cambridge University in England. He received a PhD degree in physics
from Cambridge in 1961 and was elected a Research Fellow of Pembroke
College (Honorary Fellow, 1983). During his last year at Cambridge, he
was also a consultant to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority...' - via Dolby Labs
via IEEE'sSpecturm Magazine's Davey Alba comes this interesting story of the Cyborg Cockroach, aka as an arthropoda sensor node. The signals intelligence possibilities are fascinating, yet so apropos for the cringe susceptible amongst us.
“We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed
an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give
us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we
could.” - Keith Chuvala of United Space Alliance
Evidently, IBM Research Fellow Stuart Parkin, Ph.D. Manager [of Magnetoelectronics] at Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA - has re-invigorated the moribund transistor construct with the utilization of non-scale channels, electrolytes, and a bit of phase-change physics to create new, experimental liquid transistors that can be utilized for both data storage and circuitous electrical transmissions. Absolutely Phenomenal.
“Unlike today’s transistors, the
devices can be switched ‘on’ and ‘off’ permanently without the need for
any power to maintain these states,” he says. “This could be used to
create highly energy-efficient memory and logic devices of the future.” - Stuart Parkin, Ph.D. IBM Research Fellow
Evidence of history repeating itself provided proof to the ancient adage yesterday, with the news of the release of a new-old computational memory construct, this time targeting quantum computation. The construct? Drum memory [utilized in SEAC], this time, on a chip [see below].
In co-operation with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC), DFRWS 2013 has been announced by the Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS). Interested or involved in digital forensics work in either the public or private sector? This is a MustAttend conference.
"Sandia’s cyber R&D capabilities are rooted in our [nuclear weapons]
mission, and specifically weapons use-control engineering and
adversarial threat assessment,” said Ben Cook, a senior manager for
Sandia’s research and development science and engineering group..." - Nextgov.com's Aliya Sternstein
Astronaut John Glenn and his Mercury spacecraft [nicknamed Friendship 7]. On
Feb. 20, 1962, 51 years ago today, Glenn was hurled off into space aboard the NASAMercury Atlas
(MA-6) rocket craft.
Glenn, both the first American to enter spac, also became the
oldest human ever to venture into space as a working member of the Space Shuttle Discovery
Crew on October 29, 1998. Absolutely Outstanding.
John Glenn, a Marine, Astronaut and then a Senator - his duty bound focus, and incredible heroism helped lead mankind into space.