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News You Really Need To See: “A Hacker’s Back Door to Sabotage Networks”

“A Hacker’s Back Door to Sabotage Networks” The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2015, p.B1 http://www.wsj.com/articles/cyber-risk-isnt-always-in-the-computer-1443125108 “On a sweltering summer day in San Jose, Calif., Scott Noteboom launched a cyberattack by exploiting a networking system vulnerability: the cooling system.  An … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Burnout Forces U.S. to Curtail Drone Flights”

“Burnout Forces U.S. to Curtail Drone Flights” The New York Times, June 17 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/us/as-stress-drives-off-drone-operators-air-force-must-cut-flights.html?_r=0 “After a decade of waging long-distance war through their video screens, America’s drone operators are burning out, and the Air Force is being forced … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Afghanistan’s Buddhas Rise Again”

“Afghanistan’s Buddhas Rise Again” The Atlantic, June 10, 2015 http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/06/3d-buddhas-afghanistan/395576/?utm “Residents of Bamiyan got a rare opportunity over the weekend: a chance to once again see giant Buddhas that have been piles of rubble for over a decade. 3-D projection … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Private Surveillance Drones Take Flight Over Iraq”

“Private Surveillance Drones Take Flight Over Iraq” Medium: War is Boring, April 28, 2015 View story at Medium.com “It was a clear day in mid-March when a drone flew over the disputed city of Sinjar in northern Iraq, photographing Islamic … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Hubble Telescope’s 25th Birthday

Apr. 30, 2015 by Darius  Earlier this week, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 25th birthday.  The Hubble has made huge contributions to our understanding of the universe.  It has also taken some amazing pictures, showing nebulas, galaxies, and other structures … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Outcry and Fear as Pakistan Builds New Nuclear Reactors in Dangerous Karachi”

“Outcry and Fear as Pakistan Builds New Nuclear Reactors in Dangerous Karachi” The Washington Post, March 5, 2015 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/outcry-and-fear-as-pakistan-builds-new-nuclear-reactors-in-dangerous-karachi/2015/03/05/425e8e70-bc59-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html “On the edge of Karachi, on an earthquake-prone seafront vulnerable to tsunamis and not far from where al-Qaeda militants nearly hijacked … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Pakistanis’ Choice: Verify Identity or Forgo Cellphone”

“Pakistanis’ Choice: Verify Identity or Forgo Cellphone” The Washington Post, February 24, 2015, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistanis-face-a-deadline-surrender-fingerprints-or-give-up-cellphone/2015/02/23/de995a88-b932-11e4-bc30-a4e75503948a_story.html “Cellphones didn’t just arrive in Pakistan.  But someone could be fooled into thinking otherwise, considering the tens of millions of Pakistanis pouring into mobile phone stores … Continue reading

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