Category: SciTech

2017-03-23 22:58:13 (m4.1) Tajikistan 38.3 73.0 (29192)

7:22 pm Eastern | SciTech

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - March 23, 2017

6:45 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC March 23, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing UNITED KINGDOM D-ISIS DEPARTMENT read more »

HVO Mauna Loa YELLOW/ADVISORY - Mauna Loa is not erupting. Deformation and seismicity remain above long-term background.

6:39 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mar 23, 2017 21:18 - Activity Summary: Mauna Loa is not erupting. Rates of deformation and seismicity have not changed significantly in the past week and continue to be above long-term background levels. Observations: Small-magnitude earthquakes continue to occur beneath the volcano. Earthquakes were most common beneath the east flank at depths greater than 5 km (3 miles) and in the summit region, upper Southwest Rift Zone, and upper west flank at depths less than 5 km (3 miles). Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma ...read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6:01 pm Eastern | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Spreading Rumors On Twitter And Mistaking Retweets For Truth

5:08 pm Eastern | Entertainment

A new study of the believability of information received via Twitter and the intention to pass on a tweet--whether news or rumor--is influenced by the number of times the information has already been retweeted. read more »

AVO Cleveland YELLOW/ADVISORY - Seismic activity is low. Moderately elevated surface temperatures observed.

5:08 pm Eastern | SciTech

Mar 23, 2017 20:44 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. Moderately elevated surface temperatures were observed in two clear satellite images over the past day which consistent with low-level activity at Cleveland. No unusual activity was observed in partly cloudy web camera images. Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a ...read more »

AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - No unusual seismicity detected; Weakly elevated surface temperatures observed.

5:08 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mar 23, 2017 20:44 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. Weakly elevated surface temperatures were observed in one satellite image over the past day and is likely related to heat given off by the warm crater lake at Bogloslof. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds could occur at any time. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term ...read more »

2017-03-23 20:27:26 Updated: (m2.7) Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 19.3 -155.2 (29192)

4:51 pm Eastern | SciTech

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2017-03-23 20:27:28 (m4.3) Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 19.3 -155.2 (29192)

4:34 pm Eastern | SciTech

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2017-03-23 20:27:24 Updated: (m4.3) Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 19.3 -155.2 (29192)

4:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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NASA Awards Facilities, Construction, Engineering, Technical Services Contract

4:26 pm Eastern | SciTech

NASA has awarded the Facilities, Construction, Engineering and Technical Services III Contract (FaCETS III) contract to PTSI Managed Services, Inc., of Pasadena, California, for infrastructure maintenance at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.read more »

NASA Updates Schedule for International Space Station Spacewalks

4:18 pm Eastern | SciTech

Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.read more »

Too Much Structured Knowledge Hurts Creativity, Shows Rotman Study

4:04 pm Eastern | SciTech

Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.read more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

3:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mar 23, 2017 18:57 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna and surface flows from a March 5 breakout are still active above the pali. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. The summit lava lake was about 25 m (82 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning. Summit Observations: Deflationary tilt transitioned to inflationary early this morning, as measured by summit tiltmeters. ...read more »

Sea Ice Extent Sinks To Record Lows At Both Poles

3:08 pm Eastern | SciTech

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. read more »

The She Word: Kawana T. King, lawyer and “force for good”

1:00 pm Eastern | Media

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the powerful, dynamic and creative women of Google. Like generations before them, these women break down barriers and defy expectations at work and in their communities. Over the course of the month, we’ll help you get to know a few of these Google women, and share a bit about who they are and why they inspire us.In this installment of the She Word, we talked to Kawana T. King, a lawyer in our New York office. In addition to JD, she’s earned the title of “hostess with the mostess”—just ask anyone who’s attended her annual Christmas party. How do you explain your job at a dinner party?I usually don't ... I like leaving work at work. But if I need to explain, I say that I provide legal counsel for our advertising products.Why are you proud to be a woman at Google?In Google’s legaread more »

Work hacks from G Suite: a new corporate training regimen (no weights required)

1:00 pm Eastern | Media

In our first G Suite Hacks article, we shared tips from the Transformation Gallery to help employees automate everyday workflows and save time. Today, we’re focusing on corporate training tips that will help your employees stay engaged so they can do their best work.According to last year's Global Human Capital Trends report by Deloitte, employees at all levels expect their employers to provide consistent opportunities to learn and develop new skills, and 30% of executives see learning as a primary driver of employee development. But training employees has its own set of challenges, like scaling programs and trainers, ensuring easy access to training maread more »

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

12:00 pm Eastern | Media

Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their first-hand experiences with other educators. Today’s guest author is Kyle Black, a high school English teacher from First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, which hosted an ExploreEDU event on March 21-22 with Promevo. To see if there’s an event near you, visit the read more »

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

12:00 pm Eastern | Media

Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their first-hand experiences with other educators. Today’s guest author is Kyle Black, a high school English teacher from First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, which hosted an ExploreEDU event on March 21-22 with Promevo. To see if there’s an event near you, visit the read more »

Calendar Item: Ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life to Focus on African American Religious History

10:49 am Eastern | U.S. News

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

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NASA to Host 2017 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

9:53 am Eastern | SciTech

Media are invited to watch as nearly 100 high school and college teams from across the globe compete Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.read more »

Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex

8:00 am Eastern | Media

When I joined Google a decade ago, there was hardly any discussion of diversity in tech. This was long before we published our diversity numbers or understood how important it was for our workforce to reflect the diversity of our users. This was also long before we started formally recruiting from Howard University, a historically Black institution.Howard happens to be my alma mater, so I am especially proud to share that our formal recruiting from the university has evolved into a residency for Black CS majors right here at the Googleplex. “Howard West” is now the centerpiece of Google’s effort to recruit more Black software engineers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)—and to make them feel right at home here in Mountain View.One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from acclaimed management consultant Peter Drucker: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” This is exactly the thinread more »

Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex

8:00 am Eastern | Media

When I joined Google a decade ago, there was hardly any discussion of diversity in tech. This was long before we published our diversity numbers or understood how important it was for our workforce to reflect the diversity of our users. This was also long before we started formally recruiting from Howard University, a historically Black institution.Howard happens to be my alma mater, so I am especially proud to share that our formal recruiting from the university has evolved into a residency for Black CS majors right here at the Googleplex. “Howard West” is now the centerpiece of Google’s effort to recruit more Black software engineers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)—and to make them feel right at home here in Mountain View.One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from acclaimed management consultant Peter Drucker: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” This is exactly the thinread more »

NWC, MIT Hold First Civil-military Humanitarian Simulation

23 Mar 03:23 | U.S. News

A new educational simulation was recently unveiled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass. MIT's Urban Risk Lab located in their Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Mar 21.read more »

2017-03-23 05:44:00 (m4.6) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. -5.2 145.7 (29192)

23 Mar 02:07 | U.S. News

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2017-03-22 14:47:22 (m4.1) Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 36.7 141.1 (29192)

22 Mar 18:19 | SciTech

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Cisco Releases Security Updates

22 Mar 18:02 | SciTech

Original release date: March 22, 2017 Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its IOS, IOS XE, and IOx Software. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system or cause a denial-of-service condition.Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:Cisco IOx Data in Motion Stack Overflow VulnerabilityCisco IOS XE Software for Cisco ASR 920 Series Routers Zero Touch Provisioning Denial of Service VulnerabilityCisco IOS XE Software HTTP Command Injection Vulnerabilitread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 3/22/2017, #26

22 Mar 17:40 | SciTech

James S. Brady Briefing Room 1:41 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  First, at the top, I wanted to note that the President has been briefed on the situation in London.  He just spoke to Prime Minister May, and we’ll have a readout on that situation and that call soon.  We obviously condemn today’s attack in Westminster, which the United Kingdom is treating as an act of terrorism.  And we applaud the quick response that the British police and their first responders made to the situation.  The victims in this are in our thoughts and our prayers. The City of London and Her Majesty's government have the  full support of the U.S. government in responding to the attack and bringing those to justice who are responsible.  We will provide you with further updates as warranted and, as I mentioned, a readout of the President's call with the Prime Minister. read more »

Boys Secure In Their Racial Identity Seek More Diverse Friendships

22 Mar 17:20 | SciTech

Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity. Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study.read more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

22 Mar 15:40 | SciTech

Mar 22, 2017 19:07 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna and surface flows from a March 5 breakout are still active above the pali. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. The summit lava lake was about 18 m (59 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning. Summit Observations: Deflationary tilt was recorded by summit tiltmeters throughout most of yesterday, consistent with ...read more »

How Can A Legally Binding Agreement On Human Cloning Be Established?

22 Mar 15:16 | SciTech

Since Dolly the Sheep was cloned in 1996, the question of whether human reproductive cloning should be banned or pursued has been the subject of international debate. read more »

2017-03-22 18:57:32 (m4.0) Baja California, Mexico 32.2 -115.2 (29192)

22 Mar 15:00 | SciTech

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Vulnerabilities Identified in Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd)

22 Mar 13:20 | SciTech

Original release date: March 22, 2017 The Network Time Foundation's NTP Project has has released version ntp-4.2.8p10 to address multiple vulnerabilities in ntpd. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the NTP Security Notice Page for vulnerability and mitigation details. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

Diverse protections for a diverse ecosystem: Android Security 2016 Year in Review

22 Mar 13:00 | Media

Today, we’re sharing the third annual Android Security Year In Review, a comprehensive look at our work to protect more than 1.4 billion Android users and their data.Our goal is simple: keep our users safe. In 2016, we improved our abilities to stop dangerous apps, built new security features into Android 7.0 Nougat, and collaborated with device manufacturers, researchers, and other members of the Android ecosystem. For more details, you can read the full Year in Review report or watch our webinar. read more »

Securing your devices: Android Security Year in Review

22 Mar 12:00 | Media

Security is critical for every single one of our 1.4 billion Android users — from consumers to enterprise users in highly regulated industries. That’s why, in addition to all the work we do to make Android devices secure out of the box, we also provide additional features for enterprises that want to control their own security protocols.Today, we released the third annual Android Security Year in Review, which details the measures taken to protect Android users and their data over the last year, as well as the results of those efforts.In 2016, we released many enterprise capabilities to strengthen Android securread more »

Warming Earth Threatens To Release Huge Amounts Of Carbon

22 Mar 11:35 | World

Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported, warning that soil management could make or break climate change response efforts.read more »

Google for Brazil: Building a more inclusive internet for everyone, everywhere

22 Mar 11:00 | Media

Google for Brazil: Building a more inclusive internet for everyone, everywhereBrazilians love the internet. With more than 139 million people online, Brazil ranks among the top five internet populations in the world. Brazilians are also heavy users of Google products, from Search and Android to YouTube and Maps to Photos and Waze. And Brazil is an innovation hub for Google. Our engineering team in Belo Horizonte has made remarkable contributions to our products globally, such as improving health-related searches.But we know there is still a lot of work to do in Brazil and elsewhere to make technology work better for more people. So today at our Google for Brazil event in São Paulo, we made several announcements about how we're working to make the internet more inclusive and to make our products work better for people in Brazil—and around the world. read more »

U. of I. News: Casting a net for conservation, and catching ducks

22 Mar 10:25 | SciTech

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Share your trips and real-time location from Google Maps

22 Mar 10:00 | Media

“Where are you now?” and “What's your ETA?” Whether you’re heading to a party or meeting up for dinner, you probably hear questions like this pretty often from family and friends. Soon Google Maps users worldwide will be able to answer those questions in just a few taps, without ever leaving the app. On both Android and iOS, you’ll be able to share your real-time location with anyone. And the people you share with will be able to see your location on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop. Here’s how it works in a real-world scenario: read more »

2017-03-22 00:21:05 (m4.6) Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 37.4 141.4 (29192)

21 Mar 21:28 | SciTech

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Google Business Group is helping entrepreneurs around the world—vote for your favorite

21 Mar 21:00 | Media

As a part of our effort to inspire entrepreneurs to take their businesses online, we invited members of our global Google Business Group (GBG) to participate in a competition and share how the internet and technology empower them to do extraordinary things. We received 469 submissions from GBG members and independent entrepreneurs in 26 countries. These entries presented the big ideas of intrepid entrepreneurs from all around the world, including Brazil, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and Uganda.Google selected nine global finalists, including an app working to ease the supply shortage in Indonesia’s blood banks, an online pet food social enterprise, and a digital platform matching qualified entry-level job seekers with employers in India. These enterprises demonstrate how bringing businesses online canread more »

2017-03-21 23:10:25 (m5.5) Bali Region, Indonesia -8.6 115.3 (29192)

21 Mar 19:30 | U.S. News

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AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - No unusual seismicity detected; Weakly elevated surface temperatures observed.

21 Mar 18:35 | U.S. News

Mar 21, 2017 21:57 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. Weakly elevated surface temperatures were observed in satellite views. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds could occur at any time. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term forecasts of imminent significant explosive activity. Although we are able to detect energetic ...read more »

AVO Cleveland YELLOW/ADVISORY - Seismic activity is low. Minor steaming observed in web camera.

21 Mar 18:35 | SciTech

Mar 21, 2017 21:57 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. Views of the summit crater by satellite were obscured by clouds today. Minor steaming was observed in web camera images. Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning and satellite data. read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

21 Mar 18:02 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

People Remain Calm As The World Ends, Video Game Study Suggests

21 Mar 17:28 | Entertainment

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing "Kumbayah" or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior?read more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

21 Mar 17:12 | U.S. News

Mar 21, 2017 20:46 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō is entering the ocean at Kamokuna and is feeding surface flows above the pali. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. Inflationary tilt at the summit continues. The lava lake level was about 14.5 m (48 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning. Seismicity at Kīlauea has not changed significantly in the past several days, and remains at a low level. Summit ...read more »

2017-03-21 18:48:04 (m4.3) Northern Sumatra, Indonesia 2.4 98.9 (29192)

21 Mar 16:55 | SciTech

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'No Fat' Or 'No Sugar' Label Equals No Guarantee Of Nutritional Quality

21 Mar 16:00 | SciTech

Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study.read more »

More news in Google News & Weather

21 Mar 14:00 | U.S. News

The world of news is broad, deep and ever-changing. The News & Weather app shows the top three stories from various sections on its Home page, but beneath this surface lie many more informative and engaging stories. In fact, we find that many people regularly hit the bottom of our Home page looking for more to read. To offer you further opportunities to discover great content, we’ve added over 200 news stories to the Home screen in a browsable stream called More Headlines read more »

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