Was technology's future written in 1960s TV shows?

In the '60s, TV shows let fly with high-tech gadgets and Space Age technologies. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic space flight, we ask: Which had the best idea of things to come?

Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.

Budget reflects shift in scientific R&D, education

Funding requests for scientific research and development, including clean energy, bio and nano research and education, would increase under the president's 2013 budget proposal.

Windows 8 and its power-saving promise

More details are emerging about the power-saving capabilities of Windows 8 and how it works with applications.

If you need cool servers, open a window

Department of Energy scientists want to use outside air, and not much else, to cool the agency's new facility and supercomputer.

A race to restore the voices of the past

Energy Department physicists have developed an imaging system that allows libraries and museums to recover voices from audio recordings that have been mute for more than a century.

What you need to know about big data

It's not one thing, but a mix of technologies that can let you make use of the exploding data generated by sensors, mobile devices and broadband. And it's in everyone's future.

DiscoverPoint software

An info and expertise concierge for the office

DiscoverPoint, the GCN Lab's pick for the February Technology of the Month, is designed to point users to the most relevant information and subject-matter experts in the shared platform environment.

Georgia Tech team builds snakebots that slither -- and rescue

Scientists at Georgia Tech are looking closely at how snakes move in order to make robots capable of slithering into nooks and crannies.

Windows Phone 8 secrets leaked

If the latest details are true, the Windows Phone 8, code-named "Apollo," will integrate the phone with the core Windows 8 operating and restore enterprise-focused features to Microsoft's smart-phone platform.

New rules of cyber-crime engagement needed to protect US now

Targeted cyber crime threats are on the rise and cause real concern for U.S. national security secrets, intell chiefs testified at a recent Senate hearing.

DARPA developing contact lenses with 'Terminator'-like abilities

The Defense Department wants to give warfighters science-fiction grade contact lenses that would allow them to magnify distant objects and overlay their vision with battlefield data.

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