Fast science: DOE turns on its 100-gigabit data network

The department inaugurates its new science network connecting its national laboratories and international affiliate labs to allow real-time analysis and experimentation.

Ga. town chooses smart grid as a service

The town of Norcross, Ga., is looking to the smart grid as a service to upgrade its electric grid and boost energy efficiency.

Hot enough for you: Data center cooling system heats buildings

The water in the mineral oil-fueled cooling tank, heated by computers to about 122 degrees, is being routed to the HVAC systems of surrounding buildings in Sweden.

Can 'Jailhouse Heat' save 3-D?

The adult entertainment industry has a history of influencing technology choices.

DOD video makes sense of semantic technology

If "the Internet of things" and ontogolies make your head hurt, you can find relief in this instructive presentation by DOD's Dennis Wisnosky.

Humanoid robot moves like a soldier, can drop and give you 20

Boston Dynamics' two-legged, two-armed (though headless) anthropomorphic robot is used in testing soldiers' protective clothing. Check out the video.

NASA aims to build real tractor beams

The agency will research how beams can be used to move matter, though it might be a while before they can move the sofa.

The Phantom Benefactor: Virtual Tap adds a key layer of monitoring

Net Optics' Phantom Virtual Tap manages communications between virtual servers, which typically is not monitored.

Need an explosives detector? Just print one out.

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to print nanotube-based explosives sensors from an inkjet printer.

Linux experts against requiring secure boot in Windows 8

The Linux Foundation, along with Red Hat and Canonical, has staked out positions on the secure boot implementation, particularly the possibility that Microsoft will make it mandatory in Windows 8.

Broadband nonprofit shines light on Rust Belt economy

A $45 million federal recovery grant is helping the OneCommunity development program build out a 1,800-mile high speed regional network for Northeast Ohio being used by area governments, educational institutions and health care providers.

Broadband network grants should boost employment

A $45 million grant to help double the size of a nonprofit regional network is expected to add hundreds of jobs in the Northeast Ohio Rust Belt.

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