Technology

Navy Engages With Indiana University to Establish New Research Facility

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane is helping Indiana University establish a new laboratory facility that would support science and technology projects. The new Multidisciplinary Engineering and Sciences Hall or MESH would serve as an activity venue for the university's Intelligent Systems Engineering program, Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday.

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VA Engages in Partnership to Help Veterans Stay Socially Connected; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Facebook and the American Red Cross to support the mental health of veterans via social connection. The partnership will provide over 7,400 video call devices that veterans, their families and caregivers may use to stay socially connected at home, VA said Wednesday.

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NATO Creates Tool to Address Signal Degradation

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The NATO Communications and Information Agency's new software works to facilitate assessments of areas prone to degradation of signals from global navigation satellite systems. The Radar Electromagnetic and Communication Coverage Tool or REACT allows users to estimate areas where interfering signals may affect the performance of GPS and other GNSS technologies that provide positioning, navigation and timing data, NCIA said Monday.

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White House Calls for Incorporation of Schema Tags Into COVID-19 Webpages

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The White House and federal agencies have teamed up with collaborative community Schema.org to ensure that public health updates and related information on the new coronavirus appear on search engine results. Schema.org, which was founded by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and other tech companies, created and issued new standard tags for COVID-19 webpages, including disease spread statistics, prevention measures, testing, travel guidance and quarantine rules, the White House said Wednesday.

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DOE Announces New Investment in Materials Science Research

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The Department of Energy intends to invest $18 million in research that aims to preserve the availability of lanthanum, neodymium, praseodymium and other rare elements. DOE said Tuesday that it needs these rare elements to support technology industries that rely on such resources, and in turn, sustain the U.S. economy.

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