Obama wants to speed up commercialization of federal R&D

A presidential memorandum directs agencies to streamline grants and develop metrics for measuring progress in commercializing government-funded research.

'Light field' camera lets you shoot first, focus later

The Lytro camera, developed by image scientist Ren Ng, captures light fields that are assembled into images later and could change how we take pictures.

House bill would attack online piracy, 'rogue websites'

The Stop Online Piracy Act would make American service providers responsible for blocking access to foreign websites that are ruled in violation of U.S. copyright laws.

MIT team's radar array can see through walls, for real

A team at MIT's Lincoln Lab has developed a phased array that delivers a real-time view of what's on the other side of a wall 20 to 60 feet away.

DARPA sets target date for testing 'flying Humvee'

The Defense agency says it has received two "feasible designs" for a rugged, hybrid SUV and aircraft.

Predictive analysis can pay off big — if you look at it right

Analytics software is key to helping agencies understand and improve their operations, but it requires a whole new way of thinking, experts say.

Hammer Time for Google? WireDoo needs fancier pants.

The rapper had better put a little more pizzazz into his new search engine project. We've got a few ideas.

A data center without hard drives: That's Stanford's RAM plan.

Stanford University researchers say a server using only dynamic random-access memory could recover from a crash in 1.6 seconds.

State Department looks to biometrics for border security

Biometrics could provide a way to automate visitor exits from the United States and identify with more certainty who remains in the country.

As robotics becomes more prominent, 'robot rodeos' are all the rage

A recent 'robot rodeo' for bomb squads in Oklahoma is the latest in a series of events that reflect the growing role of robotics.

Power of play: Gamers solve 15-year scientific puzzle in 3 weeks

Making AIDS research into a game pays off big for scientists working toward a cure, which opens the door to using online games for other research.

GSA wins race to the e-mail cloud

The General Services Administration migrated its increasingly mobile 17,000 e-mail users from an aging and outdated system to the secure, cloud-based and collaborative Google Apps for Government platform.

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