Entries by Paula Reinman

Remembering Jim Spilker

We mourn the loss of Professor James Spilker, Jr, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) pioneer, philanthropist, entrepreneur and friend.  Jim’s work touches billions and provides one of the key underpinnings to daily life. He passed away on September 24, 2019 at age 86. “Jim’s contributions to human well-being and to fundamental science have positively impacted people around […]

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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business to interpersonal relationships. By the same token, we also didn’t envision that people would […]

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The Technological Imperative for Ethical Evolution

By Martin Hellman Almost overnight, the Manhattan Project transformed ethical decision making from a purely moral concern into one that is essential for human survival. Recent technological advances, including genetic engineering, AI, and cyber-technology, reinforce that imperative. This talk explores how to accelerate our ethical progress and thereby increase our odds of not only surviving, […]

Young Scholar Salvatore Campione Receives Presidential Early Career Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers Salvatore Campione, Matthew Gomez, Paul Schmit and Irina Tezaur have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2019. President Donald Trump announced the awards as the U.S. government’s most prestigious for early career scientist and engineers. PECASE includes $250,000 as research support over a five-year period […]

Young Scholar Joe Lukens Receives DOE Early Career Funding Award

August 1, 2019 By Abby Bower (view the original article) Seven Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers representing a range of scientific disciplines have received Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards. The Early Career Research Program, now in its tenth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early […]

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How Smart Surfaces Will Transform Our Wireless Future

By Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem Pick up nearly any publication and you’ll see at least one story about how Fifth Generation (5G) networks will extend the scope of mobile communication services from interpersonal communication to smart inter-connections between billions of devices – 27 billion by the end of this year, according to Statistica. Fewer people are discussing […]