FedWire: Snowlar vortex, bionic limbs, and comet chasing


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2013_04_fedwire2001FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

The federal government is closed today, thanks to the newly coined snowlar vortex.

D.C. has released a hypothermia watch. If you see someone in need, please call 1-800-535-7252 or 311.

Now, onto the fun stuff:

The Rosetta spacecraft woke up after almost 1,000 days of hibernation in space; its mission is to chase a comet.

DARPA’s bionic arm is wowing crowds and can even play the piano.

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks on Martin Luther King, Jr.

CMS makes a push for more technology in hospitals.

How open data can shift power.

Why curating social media is important.

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