Towns On Bridging The Digital Divide

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Posts, Technology

Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns (pictured) is hailing the passage of the "Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007," a pet project of his that will establish a new grant program within the U.S. Department of Commerce providing up to $250 million for 2008 and any sums necessary for Fiscal-Years 2009 through [&hellip
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3-D Re-creation Of WTC Attack

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology

A new study by Purdue University utilizes 3-D simulation to examine the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, revealing that the planes stripped away crucial fire-proofing material upon striking the buildings, leaving columns within vulnerable to a “a flash flood of flaming liquid” sparked when the aircraft’s fuel was ignited, causing the weakened towers [&hellip
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Free Wi-Fi, Thanks To Lincoln Center

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Posts, Technology

If you’re heading to Lincoln Center tomorrow night, don’t forget your laptop. Tomorrow’s opening of the dance show "Midsummer Night Swing" on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza will mark the launch of free wireless internet access across 6.3 acres of Lincoln Center’s outdoor public space. The deal was made through an agreement with Nokia in [&hellip
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Take The Fi Out Of Sci and Join Gianaris’ World

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology

While everyone else is oohing and ahhhing over Google Earth, state Assemb. Michael Gianaris of Astoria is worried it poses a threat to national security.  At a news conference yesterday, Gianaris said the satellite mapping system can be used by terrorists to target vital infrastructure, noting the four men accused in the recently-foiled JFK plot [&hellip
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Beware of Super Bright Streetlights

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology

Tens of thousands of streetlights across the city are getting a $16 million makeover in the name of public safety. The Department of Transportation will be equipping 70,000-plus light poles in Brooklyn and Queens with LED detectors, which glow especially brightly if the light poles become electrified. In the future, another 80,000 light poles in [&hellip
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Both Big Brothers are Watching!

Written by Dana Haitkin on . Posted in Posts, Technology

Apparently, looking at the roof of your house from a satellite camera picture is just not a close-enough shot anymore. The latest competition between Google and Microsoft is The Battle of the Creepy 3-D City-View Applications. Yesterday, Microsoft launched its Live Search Maps, which give you the chance to see three-dimensional, photo-realistic views of New [&hellip
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