Creativity Creep | The New Yorker


In the ancient world, good ideas were thought to come from the gods, or, at any rate, from outside of the self.

During the Enlightenment, rationality was the guiding principle, and philosophers sought out procedures for thinking, such as the scientific method, that might result in new knowledge.

via Creativity Creep – The New Yorker.

Pentagon plans to spend $6 billion on C4I next year to support radio networking to the edge | Military & Aerospace Electronics


Two of the Pentagon’s largest C4I programs are the Tactical Networking Radio Systems — formerly the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) — and the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

via Pentagon plans to spend $6 billion on C4I next year to support radio networking to the edge – Military & Aerospace Electronics.

NASA chooses Tietronix to perform software research and maintenance at mission control | Military & Aerospace Electronics


Tietronix software engineers will explore new technologies for improving the effectiveness of NASA mission operations, including situational awareness displays, Web-based workflow systems, computer simulations, virtual reality, intelligent systems, and flight crew operations applications.

via NASA chooses Tietronix to perform software research and maintenance at mission control – Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Electronic warfare to be part of all military operations | Military & Aerospace Electronics


“The critical element of the information dominance definition is integration.”

“Blending the attributes of ISR, oceanography, meteorology, networks, cyber, and EW allows for better planning, smarter decisions and earlier results.

“Aligning the related restricted-line communities of naval oceanography, information warfare, information professional, intelligence and the space cadre into the information dominance corps has likewise advanced our concept and capability development and improved data and system interoperability.”

via Electronic warfare to be part of all military operations – Military & Aerospace Electronics.

A New Birth of NATO | POLITICO Magazine

Putin defines Russian security through the insecurity of its neighbors, including Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine.

Russia has created long-standing “frozen conflicts” in the first two, and has now gone well beyond that approach in Ukraine, as he seeks to prevent these countries from enjoying the peace and prosperity of neighboring Central and Eastern European countries that were fortunate to join NATO and the European Union.

via A New Birth of NATO – James Goldgeier – POLITICO Magazine.

Ericsson Teams With Guardtime in $69 Billion Data-Safety Market | Bloomberg

Guardtime’s products are based on technology called KSI, or Keyless Signature Infrastructure, an authentication system for real-time monitoring of digital assets.

It was developed by a team of cryptographers and security specialists in Estonia after the country suffered a series of cyber-attacks in 2007.

Guardtime is based in Tallinn, the country’s capital, and its customers include governments and multinational companies.

via Ericsson Teams With Guardtime in $69 Billion Data-Safety Market – Bloomberg.

Ancient nightlife: Forebearers of mammals were nocturnal partiers | Reuters

The findings indicate nocturnal activity has a deep history in the lineage leading to mammals. This contradicts the conventional wisdom that the nocturnal lifestyle emerged with the appearance of the first bona fide mammals about 200 million years ago because they needed to slink around in the dark to avoid becoming dinosaur chow.

via Ancient nightlife: Forebearers of mammals were nocturnal partiers | Reuters.

The Origins of the Anger Face | GovExec.com


While conventional scientific wisdom has previously held that the anger face is an arbitrary set of features that we’ve simply come to understand as an indicator of anger, new research suggests that it may actually serve a more specific purpose: On its own, each aspect of the anger face may make its wearer appear physically stronger.

via The Origins of the Anger Face – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com.