- Making News: Missiles Target US Navy Ships in Jordan
Two American Navy ships have left Jordan-s port city of Aqaba after one of three rockets narrowly missed the USS Ashland, striking a warehouse and killing a Jordanian soldier. Another fell near a hospital a mile away and a third hit hear an airport inside the Israeli border. Steve Simon, author of The Age of Sacred Terror and senior policy analyst at Rand, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Race to Build the Fastest Computer
Today-s New York Times on a global race to build the world-s fastest supercomputer, capable of 1,000 trillion operations a second. The latest competitor is China. Currently, the fastest computer is at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where it-s used to help design nuclear weapons and operates at 100,000 times faster than the latest desktop PC. Computer scientist Jack Dongarra considers what-s at stake for national defense, commercial manufacturing and national pride.
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