Local News – Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has successfully launched its Artemis One moon rocket following a number of delays. The overnight launch from Kennedy Space Center marks the first step in returning Americans to the moon and eventually onto Mars. It’s an un-crewed, weeks-long mission that will circle the moon and come back. Later down the […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Senator Todd Young says he sees progress on a long-stalled bill aimed at building the U.S.’s high-tech industry. It’s been more than a year since 19 Republicans joined most Senate Democrats to pass a bill which seeks to help American companies compete with China in producing and developing items like semiconductors and […]

(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) – Purdue is launching a feasibility study to see if nuclear power makes sense for the campus’s energy needs: Four Purdue engineering professors will work with Duke Energy experts to study nuclear power for the university. President Mitch Daniels says it’s just a study, not a firm commitment, and will take a […]

(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) – Purdue says it’s already talking to Ukrainian college professors about its offer of wartime research fellowships. Purdue announced last week it’ll make room for up to 20 instructors or doctoral students to spend a year continuing research projects in West Lafayette. Dean of international programs Mike Brzezinski says Purdue faculty members […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana’s state treasurer is NOT promoting cryptocurrency, much less running an online sweepstakes for it. Somebody hijacked @Hoosiers4Kelly, the Twitter account for state treasurer Kelly Mitchell’s unsuccessful run for Congress two years ago. The account tweeted a flood of supposed crypto giveaways before Mitchell’s office regained access. Mitchell spokesman Ian Hauer says the […]

(FISHERS, Ind.) – After a trial run in Indianapolis this summer, a self-driving car service is coming to Fishers. The five-month pilot project begins December 20 and will continue into May. You’ll be able to use an app to request the free service, or wait at a designated stop along a three-mile loop through Fishers’ […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana high school and college students and professional software developers are going head-to-head at Butler this weekend in a sports-themed hackathon. 30-to-50 teams will have 48 hours to come up with a high-tech way to assist stadium security, aid stadium operations through the Internet, or give fans a new way to enjoy the […]

(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) – The National Security Agency’s director of cybersecurity says the private sector is a critical partner in the fight against hackers. Rob Joyce told a Purdue cybersecurity conference businesses have to be the cyberdefense front line, because they hold 85% of the Internet’s critical infrastructure, from servers to firewalls. He says there’s […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indy is ramping up the high-tech side of crimefighting. The City-County Council last month approved $150 million in anti-crime spending using federal pandemic relief money. That spending includes adding more than 100 surveillance cameras to document criminal and traffic violations, and more than 300 license-plate readers which can spot wanted vehicles from their […]

FRANKLIN, Ind.–Hackers are now demanding money from Johnson Memorial Health in Franklin after shutting down its online network with a cyberattack. The hospital administration says they received a ransom request from the hackers, but they have not paid it. They say healthcare and data for its patients have not been compromised. Since the computers are […]