Reports In the News
A New Era in Computing Innovation
New Scientist featured a recent DEPS report on the future of advances in computing as single processor performance growth slows:
"The decades-long growth in computer performance will come to a screeching halt without huge changes in software and revolutionary new microchips. That's the stark warning in a new report from the US National Research Council titled "The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?" It's bad news on many levels for a trillion-dollar industry that has become an engine of economic growth".
Read the DEPS Report: "The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?"
Herb Lin Talks to NPR About Wikileaks
Herb Lin, Chief Scientist for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB), spoke recently to NPR about US government influence on companies affiliated with the Wikileaks Web site.
DEPS Study Responds to Flawed Body Armor Tests
The Army Times reports on a recent NRC letter report outlining "urgently needed" recommendations to improve results in body armor testing. The report was released following controversy over the release of long-awaited new body armor, now only in limited distribution because of failure to meet weight requirements and questions over testing standards.Read More
Read the DEPS report: "Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army--Phase II"
Board Profile: Board on Physics and Astronomy
Creating Consensus, Driving Discovery
Board on Physics and Astronomy (BPA) Director Don Shapero describes the big questions that astrophysicists and astronomers will try to answer in the next decade, and gives us the scoop on how the BPA has come to play such an influential role in the US astronomy and physics communities.
Human Spaceflight Crew Operations
January 5-7, 2011
Planetary Protection Standards for Icy Bodies in the Outer Solar System
January 31-February 2, 2011
Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 2
January 31-February 1, 2011
The Potential for Light-duty Vehicle Technologies, 2010-2050: Costs, Impacts, Barriers and Timing
February 1-2, 2011
Mathematical Science Foundations of Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification
February 1-2, 2011
The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?
February 22, 2011
National Academies' Keck Center
For more information check CSTB.org
New LAB Brochure
A new brochure from the Laboratory Assessments Board highlights advantages of NRC lab assessments, and explains the roles of sponsors, committees, and NRC staff. View a PDF version, or order print copies from firstname.lastname@example.org .
Geophysicists at Work
American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, December 13-17, 2010 at the Moscone Convention Center
Photo by Michael Moloney, Director, Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
ASEB and Global Hawk Drone
Members of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) learn about the Global Hawk Drone at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California. This versatile drone, currently being used by NASA to conduct research on hurricane formation, was recommended for development into a "full-fledged scientific platform" by a recent ASEB report.
Video: Cybersecurity and Cyberattack
Watch a video slideshow narrated by Herb Lin, Chief Scientist of CSTB, highlighting major findings of a 2009 report on United States cyberattack capabilities.
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