Wednesday, August 31, 2005

interest in katrina felt on the web

The traffic on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web site has increased dramatically due to the interest in Hurricaine Katrina. NOAA Web sites have seen traffic in excess of 5200 hits per second. You might want to also check the web site for NOAA National Hurricaine Center.

Help Katrina victims

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

terrible mess in n.o.

With at least one New Orleans hospital threatened by Katrina's floodwaters, patients were being transferred to the Superdome, said Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and medical personnel were being sent in to treat them.

The damage is "very, very sobering," Brown said. "And of course the flooding is just everywhere ... New Orleans, all through Mississippi and Alabama. This storm is really having a catastrophic effect," Brown said on CBS'"The Early Show."

Monday, August 29, 2005

Fort Monmouth to close

The Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted to shut down the Army base in Fort Monmouth, N.J.— home to many of the Army’s command and control and research and development programs. In addition to Fort Monmouth, the commission also voted to close Army bases in Virginia, Georgia and Michigan, as well as hundreds of Army Reserve and National Guard installations across the country. The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command headquartered in Fort Monroe, Va., was one of the bases voted to be closed.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

thin skin helps robots feel

Japanese researchers have developed a flexible artificial skin that could give robots a humanlike sense of touch. The transistors used in the circuits and the semiconductors both use "organic" materials based on chains of carbon atoms.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

IT Battle Testing

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, information usage is a vital part of the operation. Test equipment is now important to determine performance metrics of equipment in the field. The test equipment determines performance assessments and help with trouble shooting.