Image of Earth taken by NOAAs Rapid Refresh modeling software

Rapid Refresh sharpens NOAA's weather forecasts

New software for modeling complex weather patterns lets the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration update near-term forecasts hourly, with greater precision.

Gmail adds own version of 'Star Trek' Universal Translator

You can now write to and receive e-mail from people speaking almost any language.

Gigabit WiFi speeds on the way, but beware the draft

The race to produce super-fast 802.11ac wireless routers ahead of IEEE's final approval could create some confusion.

NASA looks to space for better earthquake data

The agency is testing READI, which uses satellites to detect minute changes in GPS-enabled ground stations, providing real-time data on quakes and better tsunami predictions.

Do agencies have a place for open-source hardware?

Open-source electronics components are emerging from university laboratories and entering the public arena.

Air Force wants unhackable comm, like in 'Mass Effect 3'

Researchers funded by the Air Force are exploring using "quantum memories" to secure long-range communications. Where have we seen that before?

Titanic ship remains

Should technology let us violate Titanic's gravesite?

We need to respect the human remains at Titanic's wreckage and support the efforts of NOAA and others to protect the site.

Internet on a chip: MIT team aims for massively multicore processors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed new ways for the processors on multicore chips to share information more efficiently while using less power.

Finally, an alternative to the tyranny of passwords?

DARPA's "active authentication" would be a welcome alternative to passwords and other cumbersome credentials.

DARPA's $2M challenge: Robots that drive, use tools, stop leaks

The research agency's latest robotics challenge aims to develop robots capable of handling emergency tasks in dangerous environments.

Right on bin Laden, analyst would use tweets to predict future

A company that called Osama bin Laden's death four hours before it was announced claims it can use tweets to predict the future, and has partnered with Twitter to prove it.

Taking in the environment at FOSE

Even before getting down to individual technologies, the FOSE show floor has something to offer.

Topic Resources

  • Flash Storage: The Next Generation of Storage has Arrived

    Today, Government IT organizations are being forced to do more with less due to budget cuts and increased requirements for performance, features and scalability. Storage infrastructure is a key component of overall database, virtual server and VDI environments that has a direct influence on performance. But the complexity and cost of creating the best storage environment to support high performance architecture can be daunting. Join this webcast to learn how to take the complexity out of storage infrastructure and deliver breakthrough performance for your tier-1 applications.

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Enabling Government to Citizen Engagement through Mobility and Identity Solutions

    In today’s digital environment, citizens and employees have high expectations for government services. Whether they are checking employee benefits, access tax records, or conducting a transaction, they assume that information or services will be available whenever they need it and whatever device they are using. But to make this possible, agencies need to understand both the tools and tactics for delivering and securing mobile engagement. This webcast will provide agencies with insights into how to leverage the latest developments in mobile and identity technology.

  • Flash Storage: Optimizing the Infrastructure for Mission-Critical Operations

    Flash technology solutions are imperative in today’s mission-critical IT infrastructure. The requirements for performance, endurance, agility, scalability, security and reliability in the public sector are driving sophisticated flash memory solutions that require a new level of expertise. Join this webcast to learn how high-performance flash solutions can enable the warfighter’s data-focused, mission-critical applications from the core to the tactical edge.

  • Flash Storage: The Critical Piece in the Performance Puzzle

    Solid-state, flash-based storage promises relief from the ongoing purchase cycle of massive, expensive, low-performance disk. Flash is smaller, denser, more efficient, faster, and easier to manage than disk and is fundamentally changing how government agencies purchase and deploy storage systems. Join this webcast to help better position your organization to take advantages of the cost, performance, and simplicity benefits offered by flash-based storage systems.