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Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Scientists say they have found a way to get a glimpse of people's dreams.<p>"Our results show that we can predict what a person's seeing during dreams," says Yukiyasu Kamitani, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan.<p>Philosophers, poets and psychologists have …

Pentagon seeking 'rules of engagement' for cyber-war

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is putting the finishing touches on rules that will give military commanders clearer authority if they have to respond to an enemy cyber-attack, military officials and cyber-security experts say.<p>Defense Department officials have started talking more openly about offensive …

Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say

But the Salt Institute begs to differ.<p>If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today.<p>These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which …

Government networks totally vulnerable to cyber attacks

In this days it is circulating persistently the news that The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (CISPA) will be reintroduced by House …

The Government Workforce of the Future | READ online

OECD Working Papers on Public Governance<p>The Government Workforce of the Future: Innovation in Strategic Workforce Planning in OECD Countries<p>Strategic …

New Home Page

Click for a larger view<p>As we continue the process of rebuilding our entire website to better serve your needs, we’ve kept our focus on the mantra …

Transforming a digital government – public services to be made "digital by default"

In the knowledge that around 82% of the population uses the internet, government ministers are working for public services to be made “digital by …

Social Media in Government Is Way More Advanced Than You Think

Did you know that the U.S. Army publishes one of the very best social media handbooks on the planet -- covering everything from "Army Branding" to "The Enemy Is Listening?"<p>Didn't think so. In fact, every armed service in the Department of Defense has a social media policy and roll out plan. Go …

The Games of Government

Few people see government as "fun," especially during tax-filing season. But governments--especially local governments--do sponsor plenty of fun for …

Seeking Yodas for data analysis

Big Data<p>Important, big data is. (Yoda, used by permission. © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved)<p>Would Jedi Master Yoda be able to help federal …

Does Your Dot-Gov Website Meet the Needs of All its Users?

<b>Does Your Dot-Gov Website Meet the Needs of All Its Users?</b> <i><br>A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.</i> <br>Internal and external …

The Cosmic Gallery - in pictures

The War on Drugs Is Far More Immoral Than Most Drug Use

A prohibitionist says libertarians dismiss moral considerations when they call for legalization. The truth is quite the opposite.<p>Reuters<p>Perhaps I should be more specific.<p>See the man in the photo at the top of this article? It isn't immoral for him to light a plant on fire, inhale the smoke, and …

Marijuana Has Won The War On Drugs

Two states have passed marijuana legalization laws that fly in the face of national drug policy.<p>Polling on the issue shows a rejection of prohibition. The opinions of law enforcement commanders has begun to shift.<p>For some who want to cut the budget, the drug war is looking like a good place to …

Facebook Home revamps any Android phone to make it about 'people, not apps'

Facebook's throwing its hat in the Android ring in a big, big way. Today at an event at the company's campus in California, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Home, a deep software integration with Android that puts Facebook services front and center. Zuckerberg left the HTC First announcement to …

Here Are Some Troubling Demographic Trends To Consider Before The Jobs Report

Tomorrow's employment report is the major economic event of the week and one of the most closely watched indicators every month. The primary focus is on two items: The number of new jobs, based on the Establishment Survey (a monthly survey of businesses), and the unemployment rate, based on the …

Solar panels are finally generating more energy than they use

You want an inconvenient truth? Here’s one: Despite the exponential growth of solar energy over the past 13 years, the global production of photovoltaic panels has consumed more electricity than the panels themselves generate, according to a new Stanford University study.<p>As recently as 2008, the …

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