The past as prologue

Much has been written about the madness of Ahmadinejad in New York. But as important as the condemnations of this crypto-Hitler are; as crucial the outrage at the UN for letting him speak is; as vital the denunciations of Columbia University for inviting him to lecture will become to our institutional memory of conscience; historical moments like these command us to take an intellectual step backward and try to figure out how we got into this, again, and where are we headed.

By Beryl Wajsman - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Living life on the Internet

They’re all still down there, out of sight and all but out of mind—hundreds of millions of miles of hair-thin strands of glass, uniquely strung beneath the streets of every city, under our homes, suburbs, deserts, and strewn across the ocean floor. It’s enough optical fibre to wrap around the earth 4,000 times (scary statistics), with each strand capable of blasting library stacks of information across the globe at the speed of light. And almost all of it sits empty, dark and idle—an unseen monument to every unfulfilled promise of the Internet. A statistical reality people can’t even begin to comprehend.

By Guest Column Brent MacLean- Thursday, September 27, 2007

Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Adequate Testing for Radiation

The Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is responsible for addressing the threat of nuclear smuggling. Radiation detection portal monitors are key elements in our national defenses against such threats.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, September 27, 2007

FBI Releases Its 2006 Crime Statistics on Monday

(The National Association of Chiefs of Police released this report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday, September 24, 2007. It is based on the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR.)

For the second consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased, and for the fourth year in a row, the estimated number of property crimes decreased.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, September 25, 2007