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Georgia Tech Research Corp. receives $8.1 million Navy contract for wave study

Georgia Tech Research Corp. receives $8.1 million Navy contract for wave study

Business
May 9 (UPI) -- The Georgia Tech Research Corp. received an $ 8.1 million award from the U.S. Navy for wave research, the Defense Department said. The Atlanta-based umbrella organization will oversee development of vector sensors and arrays for deep and shallow water applications by Navy vessels. The cost reimbursement contract was announced Thursday. It was competitively procured under a long-range broad agency announcement for science and technology projects to advance and improve Navy and Marine Corps operations. Additional broad-range proposals will be accepted throughout the year, the Defense Department added in its announcement. Work will be performed in Atlanta and is to be completed by March 31, 2024. The Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va., was the contracting agency. Accor...
De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy lead Virginia past Texas Tech for first national title

De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy lead Virginia past Texas Tech for first national title

Sports
April 8 (UPI) -- The Virginia Cavaliers outlasted the Texas Tech Red Raiders 85-77 in overtime Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to win the national championship. The Cavaliers had only reached the Final Four twice in program history. In Virginia's first trip to the national semifinal since 1984, the Cavaliers walked away with their first national title in school history. Virginia's victory came one year after suffering a historic upset against No. 16 seed UMBC in the first round. The Cavaliers rebounded from the crushing setback by lifting the championship trophy. "When they come into my office I got a poster of 'Rocky' on the steps," Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said. "And I told them, I just want a chance at a title fight one day. That's all we want. And these guys came t...

Tech entrepreneur gives $25M in cryptocurrency to alma mater

Technology
A tech entrepreneur and his wife have made a very Silicon Valley donation to his San Francisco alma mater — $ 25 million, mostly in cryptocurrency. The gift from Chris Larsen, founder of cryptocurrency company Ripple, and his wife Lyna Lam, to San Francisco State University is already giving officials an education in digital financial services. Venesia Thompson-Ramsay, interim vice president for university advancement, said Friday the November donation came in as about 56 million XRP — one of thousands of digital-only currencies. Its value has fluctuated since then. Larsen, who donated $ 3 million in cash, has guaranteed his alma mater he will make up the difference until the school has the promised $ 25 million. "This was a learning process for all of us because we never had to deal w
Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Technology
Social media companies have been told to "clean up their platforms" or be prepared to face the "force of the law" by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: "Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast."The live-stream of the attack on Facebook lasted for 17 minutes.Despite the original video being taken down, it was quickly replicated and shared widely on other platforms, including YouTube and Twitter.Mr Javid urged people to stop viewing and sharing the "sick material" online, adding: "It is wrong and it is illegal."Online platforms have a responsibility not ...