Three judges on the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the search, and [Steven] Denson's conviction, on other grounds. Still, the judges wrote, they had "little doubt that the radar device deployed here will soon generate many questions for this court."We checked with the Colorado Springs Police Department about using this technology, and got this response from Sgt. Joel Kern, department spokesman: "We don't have the money for that!"
But privacy advocates said they see more immediate questions, including how judges could be surprised by technology that has been in agents' hands for at least two years. "The problem isn't that the police have this. The issue isn't the technology; the issue is always about how you use it and what the safeguards are," said Hanni Fakhoury, a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Catalyst Campus lands $750,000 grant to build
private research, shared ‘collaboratory’ R & D lab
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 14, 2015 – The Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation was awarded a $750,000 grant from the Colorado Economic Development Commission, to build out IT infrastructure and a unique industry-sponsored, cyber- and space-based research and development laboratory/operations center.
Partners of Catalyst Campus will provide $1.5 million in matching funds to establish the Cyber and Space Operations Center (CSOC), where satellite, space and GPS technologies will be tested and developed for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and ultimately for commercial applications.
With financial support from Catalyst Campus partners, Braxton Science and Technologies Group, LLC, and The O’Neil Group Company, LLC, the CSOC will provide a technology platform for industry partners to collaborate and deploy two SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contracts recently awarded to Braxton by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
“Catalyst is grateful to Braxton and The O’Neil Group for supporting the launch of an R&D ‘collaboratory’ at the campus,” said Ingrid Richter, Economic Development Director for Catalyst Campus.
Construction on the CSOC will begin this summer and is expected to be completed by September 2016. After these initial AFRL contracts are deployed in 2016, the laboratory will be made available to other private companies, providing a co-working and co-utilization platform that allows start-ups, entrepreneurs, established companies and R&D projects to use the CSOC laboratory without initial start-up or exorbitant operating costs.
This unique operating model will make the Cyber and Space Operations Center the only space and satellite private research laboratory of its kind in the nation.
“We are honored that Catalyst Campus was chosen to receive this Advanced Industries Accelerator grant,” said Kevin O’Neil, CEO of The O’Neil Group Company. “This grant will support building an environment around cyber, satellite and space operations that is unheard of in the private aerospace industry. The opportunity for commercial application and workforce training in this environment is exponential.”
“The CSOC will create a synergistic opportunity to educate civilians, cadets, veterans and active military personnel in the practical application of cyber security, satellite research and operations, and software development.”
Once the infrastructure is in place and these projects are deployed, Catalyst Campus and industry partners plan to engage commercial companies in R&D, technology acceleration, and satellite testing capabilities.
Building the CSOC opens the door to innovations such as improving signal accuracy technology that can be used to enhance military operations and also be cross-pollinated to commercial markets to increase accuracy for Google mapping applications, Garmin devices, and GPS applications – all part of a multi-billion-dollar industry.
“I congratulate the Catalyst Campus for receiving this significant grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. This funding will be used to create a Cyber and Space Operations Center on the campus, and it is further evidence that Colorado Springs is rapidly becoming a national leader in cyber security.”
Mayor of Colorado Springs
According to the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, the Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs grants are awarded to companies that “promote growth and sustainability in Colorado's seven advanced industries by helping drive innovation, accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, increase access to early stage capital and create a strong ecosystem that increases the state’s global competitiveness.”
Catalyst Campus applied for the grant in September 2015 and received the award on Dec. 10 at the Colorado Economic Development Commission hearing, where several companies in Colorado received grants, ranging from $300,000 to $2.5 million.
ABOUT CATALYST CAMPUS FOR TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Catalyst Campus advances technology in Southern Colorado. Catalyst Campus creates a centralized ecosystem to promote industry, education, and venture capital for these advanced industries: aerospace, defense and homeland security, electronics, technology and information, and advanced manufacturing.
Given the diverse resources of Southern Colorado, the Catalyst Campus aims to accelerate economic growth across multiple advanced industries and support workforce development for the Pikes Peak region.
Catalyst Campus offers 100,000 square feet of office/R&D lab space where start-ups as well as small- and medium-sized companies collaborate on innovative and emerging ideas to promote technological advancement, create high-skilled, high-paying jobs, and stimulate the commercialization of new products.
In addition, Catalyst Academy will be a training center that will fill workforce gaps in today's changing and high-demand technologies.
For more information, visit CatalystCampus.com or call 719-244-0507.
Opioids function in the body by attaching to specific proteins, called opioid receptors. When opioids attach, the body relaxes and breathing slows. But too much of an opioid can cause respiration to slow to a lethal level.The drug isn't brand new. In fact, it's been around for many years. But it's been slow to catch on in law enforcement and public health circles, in part due to controversy. The main point of contention seems to be concern that a drug that can stop a heroin overdose death will make heroin use more attractive. (The Huffington Post ran an article about that argument a couple years ago.)
Naloxone acts by competing with opioids for the receptor sites, essentially pushing the opioids out of the way and reversing the effects of the drugs.
The potency of the aroma gradually increases from late evening until the middle of the night and then tapers off as morning arrives. Analyses of chemicals released by the spadix show the “stench” includes dimethyl trisulfide (like limburger cheese), dimethyl disulfide, trimethylamine (rotting fish), isovaleric acid (sweaty socks), benzyl alcohol (sweet floral scent), phenol (like Chloraseptic), and indole (like mothballs).
“But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.”You can celebrate Tesla in lots of ways, for instance, right now you can visit the Mining Exchange and see paintings of him by local artist Phil Lear.
Transmission/Frequency: Tesla and His Legacy features contemporary artists whose works reflect — deliberately or not — Tesla’s maverick spirit and enduring legacy. Featured projects engage some of Tesla’s ideas, such as free-floating electrical current, self-sustaining systems/movements, electrical and fluorescent light, and magnetic fields. The exhibition will also include images and reproductions of Tesla’s inventions, with a focus on his time in Colorado Springs.In addition, I.D.E.A. will host a number of talks about Tesla's legacy, his contributions to science and engineering, and much more. Read it all after the jump.
The fee for Tyson's Google Hangouts video chat is $3.00 per person, plus admission to the Discovery Center, which is: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.The Space Foundation also announces that its 30th Space Symposium, held May 19-22, at The Broadmoor set a record for attendance at 11,000, making it the largest annual citywide convention in the Springs. Representatives from more than 600 companies from 26 countries attended.
Astronomy-themed daily activities at the Discovery Center June 24 - 28 include:
FREE Make-Your-Own-Solar-System Sticker set for the first 25 paid children admitted each Tuesday through Friday and first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
Science On a Sphere® Presentations Astronomy Apps Presentations (iPhone and Android)
Mars Robotics Laboratory Presentations (11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.)
Astronomy-themed crafts include:
Astronomy Coloring Pages
Constellation Station - make your own necklace, bracelet or keychain ($3 extra fee)
Star Chart or Astronaut Window (available Tuesday-Friday)
Space-themed Door Knob Decor or Make-A-UFO (available Saturday)
Register to win one of these great prizes:
Tickets for the Rio Grande Railroad Starlight Express
Gift Certificate for the Name A Star Registry
Tickets to the Space Foundation's 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball
Drawing to be held Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m., need not be present to win
Activities Wednesday, June 25:
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Showing of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox television show)
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Google Hangouts video chat with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson ($3 extra fee per person)
Activities Friday, June 27:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 — 7:30 p.m. - Sabrosos Tacos Food Truck
6:00 p.m. - Presentation with Dr. Devin J. Della-Rose: "Exoplanet Research & Discoveries from the Last Two Decades"
8:00 p.m. - Star Gazing with Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
Activities Saturday, June 28:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Sabrosos Tacos Food Truck
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Solar Gazing with Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
4:00 p.m. - Prize Drawing (see details above)
Please see our website for further details at www.spacefoundation.org/events/summer-discovery. Activities are subject to change.
Thank you to our "Astronomy" sponsor Ent Federal Credit Union.
Other Summer of Discovery themes include:
Astronomy, part 2, July 1 - 3 (the Discovery Center will be closed July 4 and 5)
Mars, Rovers & Robots, July 8 - 12, July 15 - 19
Rocketry, July 22 - 26, July 29 - Aug. 2
A Taste of Space Technology, Aug. 5 - 9, Aug. 12 - 16
Dr. NakaMats believes that the right food and drink, moderate exercise and an unflagging love life will keep him alive until 2072. “The number of sleeping hours should be limited to six,” he advises. “Alcohol, tea, milk and tap water are bad for the brain and should be avoided. Coffee is also very dangerous. One meal a day is optimal, and that meal should be low in oil and no more than 700 calories.”Nakamatsu is now well into his 80s, but his systems seem to be working, given his trip all the way from Tokyo to Manitou Springs, and he's even bringing some of his newest inventions. Plus, his website looks like this:
His own diet consists of a single serving of puréed seaweed, cheese, yogurt, eel, eggs, beef, dried shrimp and chicken livers. He seasons this concoction with Dr. NakaMats’ Rebody 55, a dietary supplement comprising 55 grains and several mystery ingredients. “It is ideal for sprinkling on soup or cereal,” he says.
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