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  • Here's how to follow NASA's Pluto flyby

    As NASA'S New Horizons spacecraft closes in on its Pluto flyby early Tuesday morning, stargazers interested in the historic mission can use a number apps to track it and even print out a 3D model of the spacecraft.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin15 July 15 00:30
  • OpenStack company Nebula shutters

    One of the first casualties of the OpenStack world is Nebula, a company founded by a of the pioneer of the open source cloud computing movement.

    Written by Brandon Butler03 April 15 04:39
  • 7 reasons why frameworks are the new programming languages

    In the 1980s, the easiest way to start a nerd fight was to proclaim that your favorite programming language was best. C, Pascal, Lisp, Fortran? Programmers spent hours explaining exactly why their particular way of crafting an if-then-else clause was superior to your way.

    Written by Peter Wayner31 March 15 04:27
  • Nanotech Trojan horses target and kill brain cancer

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are using nanoparticles as Trojan horses that deliver "death genes" to kill brain cancer cells that surgeons can't get to.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin06 May 14 03:23
  • Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

    Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which vendors say it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.

    Written by Brandon Butler21 April 14 20:10
  • Free data science courses from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

    If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

    Written by Ann Bednarz26 March 14 11:12
  • Schneier on NSA's encryption defeating efforts: Trust no one

    The U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to defeat encrypted Internet communications, detailed in news stories this week, are an attack on the security of the Internet and on users' trust in the network, some security experts said.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Sept. 13 20:06
  • Pentagon building Internet simulator to practice cyberwar

    A model of the Internet where the Pentagon can practice <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060611-cyberwar.html">cyberwar</a> games -- complete with software that mimics human behavior under varying military threat levels -- is due to be up and running by this time next year, according to a published report.

    Written by Tim Greene18 June 11 03:49