The U.S. military is launching a far-out neighborhood watch. But instead of warding off burglars, these amateur watchdogs are tracking orbital debris and possible satellite collisions in Earth orbit.
The sky-monitoring project, called SpaceView, is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program that enrolls the talents of amateur astronomers to help protect American space assets from orbital trash.
The vision behind the DARPA SpaceView program is to provide more diverse data to the Space Surveillance Network, a U.S. Air Force program charged with cataloging and observing space junk and debris to identify potential near-term collisions. NASA estimates more than 500,000 pieces of hazardous space debris orbit the Earth, threatening satellites that support peacekeeping and combat missions.
The TV star popped by Katie Couric's new "Katie" talk show on Monday to chat about her 14-year-long show -- which will run at least through 2015 -- and to show Couric one of her proudest style moments: that time she celebrated her 70th birthday on October 21st in a white bikini.
There is no truth to the rumor that Luke Russert asked Judge Judy:
Your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the show from having a younger judge. What's your response?
The data centers are there because of demand from customers who want low latency and close proximity to their servers. Even the people who run the data centers say they're surprised the demand is so high.
“Just the sheer number of data centers on Manhattan is quite surprising,” said Steven Orchard, senior VP of development and operations at the data center hosting company Internap. “Theres a real need and want—whether it’s a need we could all likely debate, but there’s a real want by a certain customer base to have their infrastructure in Manhattan. It’s one of our largest infrastructures because customers request and require that the majority of their gear be there.”
And so Internap has since the late 1990s operated a data center at 75 Broad Street in New York City, a building hit hard by Hurricane Sandy on the night of October 29th. “The entire building was engulfed,” Orchard said. Water was rushing down the elevator shafts, filling the lobby with anywhere from one to three feet of water.
From The Onion:
Threatening the U.S. president's life is never taken lightly. After a tip-off from a concerned citizen, Secret Service agents arrived at Castillo's Melbourne home on Nov. 8 to investigate his intentions behind the Facebook post.
According to the felony complaint report filed by the Secret Service, an agent asked Castillo what his actions would be "if the President was standing here right now?" The angry man didn't hold back his opinions, replying he would “bitch slap him, and beat the shit out of him.” He also stated he would scream and call Obama a terrorist.
Florida Today spoke with Castillo's father, who is arguing that there isn't anything behind the allegations against his son.