Engine Test With a Cyclonic Twist
NASA – Water forms an interesting cyclonic twist as it is intentionally sucked into the test engine of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft during the VIPR project engine health monitoring tests conducted by NASA Dryden. The water was contained on a special platform built by NASA Dryden’s Fabrication Branch for the tests.
NASA’s Aviation Safety Program is developing technology for improved sensors to help spot changes in vibration, speed, temperature and emissions which are symptomatic of engine glitches. These advanced sensors could alert ground crews to problems that can be eliminated with preventive maintenance before becoming serious safety concerns. Ultimately, the sensors could alert pilots to the presence of destructive volcanic ash particles too small for the eyes to see, giving more time for evasive action to prevent engine damage in flight. Image Credit: NASA / Tony Landis
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Network map of combined Qwest and CenturyLink assets (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Patrick Malone – A feeding frenzy over funds for broadband expansion damned a proposal to modernize telecommunications in Colorado for the first time in 25 years.
Sponsors hailed SB157 as the most important bill of this year’s legislative session when they introduced it almost two months ago. On Friday (May 4, 2012), they withdrew it with a bitter whimper.
“I think the fact that it sat between March 21 and May 4 means that legislators recognize that the bill as written has some fatal flaws,” Jim Campbell, regional vice president for CenturyLink, said. “From CenturyLink’s perspective, we think the winners were our consumers, especially our rural consumers, who would have been severely impacted if this bill had passed.” more> http://tinyurl.com/6n6cye8
Posted in Broadband, Economic development, FCC, Net, telecom
Tagged Broadband, CenturyLink, Colorado, Internet, Telephone company, United States, Wireline
By Declan McCullagh – CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.
The FBI’s proposal would amend a 1994 law, called the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, that currently applies only to telecommunications providers, not Web companies. The Federal Communications Commission extended CALEA in 2004 to apply to broadband networks. more> http://tinyurl.com/856ba6o
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Tagged Bill of Rights, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, Cybersecurity, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Communications Commission, Government, Internet, United States, Voice over Internet Protocol, Webmail