As the School of Technology & Computing moves into the second half of the year, we continue to add more to the STC Thursday Byte. This week, we introduce “This Week in Tech History”. We can thank Dr. Radana Dvorak for this newest innovation. Each week a piece of history will be featured.
In the coming weeks, the STC Thursday Byte will add another featured section to our weekly email. Stay tuned to learn about what makes an education at CityU special!
August 10, 1966
The first lunar orbiter, named Lunar Orbiter I (creative name), was launched. The primary mission was photographing areas of the moon for potential landing sites for future Apollo missions.
Aug 11, 2003
The Blaster worm, also known as MSBlast or Lovesan, started to spread on the Internet Aug 11th 2003. It infected Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers. The primary target of the worm was crashing the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) service, which would trigger the computer to shut itself down and reboot as shown in the graphic. Microsoft estimated the number of machines infected between 8 and 16 million. Damage caused by the worm was estimated at $320 million
Students and faculty alike. Is there a problem you would like to solve? Consider the Amazon Catalyst. This grant program debuted in 2015. The catalyst provides grants in the range of $10,000 to $100,000 to researchers, students, and faculty. What big problems would you like to solve?