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NCI delivers science cloud for data-intensive research

The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.

September 16, 2014

The IT behind Alan Shepard's space flight

Alan Shepard became the first U.S. astronaut 50 years ago today. The mission set off a 50-year string leading to companies like Space-X and Virgin Galactic that are aiming to commercialize space. Here's a look at the computers behind NASA in 1961 and what counted as "high-speed" data transmission.

May 4, 2011

Summary: ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series

ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: A summary of four extensively detailed posts, of how the Act can access data held outside the United States.

April 27, 2011

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