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New York uses executive order to investigate woman's jail cell death

A New York woman's mysterious death in jail last week will be investigated by the state attorney general's office, marking the first use of an executive order expanding independent oversight of deaths involving police, officials said Monday.

GM brings back stock options for execs

General Motors is reinstituting stock options for 300 of its executives for the first time since it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009, but they'll have to meet certain targets in order to exercise them. Continue reading GM brings backShow More Summary

What Exactly Is a 'Flop,' Anyway?

Earlier this week, President Obama signed an executive order creating the National Strategic Computing Initiative, a vast effort at creating supercomputers at exaflop scales. Cool. An exaflop-scale supercomputer is capable of 1018 floating point operations (FLOPS) per second, which is a whole lot of FLOPS. Show More Summary

Obama Orders Speedy Delivery of First Exascale Supercomputer

Obama's executive order aims to achieve exascale supercomputing and pave future for computers

Obama's Plan to Make the World's Fastest Supercomputer

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The US does not currently own the world’s fastest supercomputer. But if President Obama gets his way, that will change. Yesterday, Obama signed an executive order launching a program to build the world’s fastest supercomputer—30 times faster than all others. Read more...

President Obama has ordered the building of the world's fastest supercomputer

President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday for the United States to build the world’s fastest computer over the next decade. Mr. Obama has created the National Strategic Computing Initiative to help the country lead in the development of High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems. Show More Summary

Obama Orders Supercomputer 30 Times Faster Than All Others

If something called the National Strategic Computing Initiative sounds like a big deal, that's because it is. The White House yesterday announced an executive order from President Obama describing the NSCI plan, a joint effort of the Department of Energy, Defense Department, and the National Science Foundation, Motherboard reports. Those...

The Race Is On For The World's First Exaflop Supercomputer

President Obama wants the United States to lead the charge in supercomputer power, and he has just signed an executive order launching an effort to ensure that happens.

Obama Issues Executive Order To Build Fastest Supercomputer By 2025

Today's leading supercomputer is in China, and Obama wants the U.S. to build one that is 20 times as fast. A new arm of the U.S. government is working to create the world's fastest supercomputer within the next 10 years. President Obama...Show More Summary

Obama signs executive order to build first-ever exascale supercomputer

While the US has plenty of representation in the current TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world, it lost the #1 slot to China's Tianhe-2 several years ago. President Obama wants to fix that immediately.

Obama wants the US to be at the forefront of supercomputer technology

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

President Obama has signed an Executive Order calling for the US to significantly up its game in the supercomputer space. The effort, known as the National Strategic Computer Initiative (NSCI), will aim to build the world's fastest supercomputer...Show More Summary

NatGeo is making miniseries about quest to colonize Mars

LOS ANGELES — NatGeo's latest miniseries should satisfy any space nerd who's eager to get off the planet for good. The network announced Wednesday it has ordered a miniseries from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard thatShow More Summary

Obama's New Executive Order Says the US Must Build an Exascale Supercomputer

President Obama has established a new initiative across multiple government agencies that will focus entirely on creating the fastest supercomputers ever devised. The National Strategic Computing Initiative will attempt to build theShow More Summary

John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive Produce WGN America's 'Underground'

Featured Cast Includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Friday Night Lights”), Aldis Hodge (“Rectify”), Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow”) and Alano Miller (“Jane the Virgin”)

Brooklyn Animal Control: USA Orders Pilot Based on IDW Comic Book

David S. Goyer will executive produce the series The post Brooklyn Animal Control: USA Orders Pilot Based on IDW Comic Book appeared first on

Syfy Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Grindhouse Drama 'Blood Drive'

The series hails from executive producers John Hlavin ('Underworld: Awakening') and David Straiton ('Bates Motel'). read more

Syfy Orders Grindhouse Series ‘Blood Drive’ From John Hlavin & David Straiton

Syfy is tapping into the classic grindhouse movie tradition with Blood Drive, which has received a 13-episode straight-to-series order. The drama, from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening)...Show More Summary

This is the device Planned Parenthood uses to harvest aborted baby organs

Planned Parenthood's senior executive, Dr. Mary Gatter, admits the use of manual vacuum aspirators in order to increase the odds of getting 'intact specimen'.

ID: Otter Creates Idaho Cybersecurity Task Force

July 27--Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order creating the Idaho Cyber Security Task Force. "We have seen dozens of cyber attacks that seem to be increasing in frequency and boldness, costing our businesses and taxpayers untold billions of dollars each year," said Otter in a news release. Show More Summary

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