A new partnership will let reservists from the U.S. Army Reserve's Information Operations Command get ideas for improving military infrastructure and security information from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (www.sei.cmu.edu). Congress has approved $1.5 million to support a joint initiative to promote information assurance, which includes security and other factors that insure data integrity. Reservists and researchers will examine cyber vulnerabilities and ways that reservists can respond to threats.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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