Gamer in office

Agencies should know the 4 types of gamers

Agencies getting into gamification need to know their audience, starting with which of the four types of gamers they want to attract.

Liquid Robotics Wave Glider SV3

Upgraded aquatic robot 'a server rack at sea'

The Wave Glider SV3, with room for an 8U rack, not only takes sensor readings but processes the data, only sending back the results.

Wisconsin National Guard member training on core leadership skills using the Virtual Battlespace 2

High score: Gaming moves to the forefront in government

It was viewed not long ago as the violent realm of teenage activity, but agencies are embracing gamification as a powerful tool for education, training and outreach.

NASA Curiosity game

How NASA puts Earth-bound explorers in the driver's seat on Mars

Scientists at NASA's JPL are using gaming to build tele-exploration platforms, letting PC and Xbox Kinect users drive the rovers that navigate the Red Planet.

Agile development graphic

Agile is key to making the most of public-sector IT

Agile development tactics break projects into smaller chunks, let IT teams keep up with changes, and prevent “scope creep.”

Machine learning digital face

Machine learning a growing force against online fraud

Sift Science uses new machine learning techniques to spot unusual fraud patterns as soon as they appear on the network.

Fingerprint electronic matching AFIS

Law enforcement, NIST making fingerprint files easier to search

Group has developed a standard features set to use for fingerprint identification, and NIST now has the technical specs to make searches interoperable.

Machine language of 1s and 0s

What is M2M, and why is it the future of code?

The Internet of things will soon contain 50 billion devices, and machine-to-machine programming is how they will talk to each other.

Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

The world's most efficient data center

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

New York Mayor Bloomberg using 3D glasses to look at a NASA display

Active and passive 3D: What's the difference, and which is better?

There are two types of technology for 3D displays, which are becoming more common in educational and government settings. The differences start with the glasses.

Virginia Tech Wu Feng with supercomputer HokieSpeed

Air Force project could 'transform' supercomputing

Virginia Tech team plans multidisciplinary approach to low-power computing in simulating tiny unmanned aircraft.

Concept image of Bexar County Texas BiblioTech bookless library

Bookless library foreshadows next-gen students, learning technologies

A Texas county's plans for a bookless library underscores the point that research, training and teaching methods must be redesigned for new technologies or learners will disconnect.


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