Category Archives: NASA

Scientific Strengths

It seems to me… “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”  ~ Isaac Asimov. While the U.S. is encountering difficulties in many areas, one area where we still exhibit considerable … Continue reading

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The Future of U.S. Technological Competitiveness

It seems to me… “We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.”  ~ Carl Sagan. It is difficult to determine which country is best in basic science.  As of now, the U.S. publishes … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, College, Deficit, Deficit, Development, Economic, Education, Franuhofer Society, Funding, Germany, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation, NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, National Science Foundation, Obama, Recovery, Space Exploration Technology, Support, Technology, Training, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Client-Server Systems

It seems to me… In the very early 1980s, NASA initially had planned to construct another proprietary computing system similar to the obsolete ILLIAC IV, which had been built under contract by Burroughs, but to incorporate the very latest available … Continue reading

Posted in Ames, Architecture, Burroughs, CDC, Chris Santorelli, Client-Server, Control Data Corporation, Gene Greer, General Electric, ILLIAC-IV, NASA, Numerical Aerodynamic Simulator, Peer-To-Peer, Seymour Cray, Space Systems, Systems Concepts, Technology, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments