10 terrible technology blunders of 2011

These people and technologies made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Domain trademark holders deserve better protection

Policies for Top Level Domain expansion put too much burden on trademark holders to defend themselves against infringing domain names.

Top tech advances for 2012

From invisible tanks to radar that can see through walls, the GCN Lab's coverage this year points to some jaw-dropping technology developments in 2012.

Navy's undersea robots get smarter

The U.S. Navy is developing new software programs to make its ocean-going robots more independent.

Wonder Woman invisible jet

Nanotube paint could make invisible aircraft a reality

Nanotubes can be configured to create the blackest black, rendering an object invisible to radar or vision at night, researchers say. You wouldn't even be able to see Wonder Woman sitting inside.

IBM's 'racetrack' could change the world of computer memory

The innovative architecture could lead to data-centric computing that allows massive amounts of data to be accessed in less than a billionth of a second.

SETI's search for alien life is back in business

With new funding and newly discovered planets to study, scientists resume their search for intelligent life in space.

Winning the DARPA Challenge: Crowdsourcing, algorithms and detective work

Results of DARPA's Shredder Challenge could one day help soldiers piece together destroyed enemy documents.

NIST 2012 budget spotlights cybersecurity

The fiscal 2012 budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology is up slightly from last year, but money for cybersecurity programs, gets a significant boost.

How smart are social bots?

Bot networks are clever enough to harvest personal information from social networking sites. But are these social bots smart, or are we just being dumb?

Philips color orb

A lamp of a different color

The Philips LivingColors Generation 2 LED Lamp can light up a room with grace and style, and a whole lot of color.

A battery that lasts 10 times longer, charges 10 times faster?

A team at Northwestern University discovers a great leap forward in lithium-ion technology.

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