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.

Marines want smart phone for classified, commercial systems

The Marine Corps is looking for a new generation of secure mobile devices that can work in both classified government domains and the commercial marketplace.

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

ViewSonic PHD5523

This projector brings high-def video to life

The ViewSonic PJD5523w makes use of its HDMI port to bring cutting-edge graphics and sounds from source to screen.

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