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meteorology

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How Navy supercomputers help sailors beat an ancient nemesis

At the Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center in Monterey, Calif., the U.S. Navy produces some of the world's best maritime weather forecasts. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigated.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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Navy cryptology specialist tapped to helm NSA

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers is set to become the new director of the National Security Agency, pending Senate confirmation. Would his leadership change the agency's outlook?

By Jan. 30, 2014

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Inside the Eiffel Tower's 'secret' bunker

Road Trip 2011: Most people only go up the Eiffel Tower. But those in the know can arrange a visit to the military bunker located just adjacent and below the tower's south pillar. CNET got a look.

By Jun. 26, 2011

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Bill Gates on education, patents, Microsoft Bob, and disease

Speaking at Microsoft's Faculty Summit Monday, Gates took questions from an audience of researchers about the work of his foundation and other topics.

By Jul. 15, 2013

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Bizarre 'flipping' research ship turns 50

Launched in 1962, the Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) can sink itself on purpose and withstand heavy seas in a vertical position.

By Jul. 3, 2012

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Does global warming equal shorter days?

No need to reset your watch yet, but redistribution of ocean mass could make days a fraction of a second shorter in the next 200 years.

By Jun. 4, 2007

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Scientists hack ocean-buoy tech to aid Marines in Afghanistan

The Expeditionary Meteorology System gives Marines in Afghanistan accurate, real-time weather reports by way of a redesigned system originally used for ocean buoys.

By Jul. 26, 2012

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EarthRisk crunches data to predict extreme weather

Building off years of atmospheric data, EarthRisk Technologies does long-range weather forecasts for extreme heat and cold events.

By Jul. 19, 2011

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IBM launches cloud virtual-desktop service

IBM enters virtual-desktop market with eye on cost savings and manageability.

By Sep. 2, 2009

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Shuttle Discovery undocks from space station

Discovery astronauts bid their space station counterparts farewell and undock from the lab complex after a three-spacewalk resupply mission. Landing in Florida is expected Monday.

By Apr. 17, 2010