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.

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.

Topic Resources

  • Flash Storage: The Next Generation of Storage has Arrived

    Today, Government IT organizations are being forced to do more with less due to budget cuts and increased requirements for performance, features and scalability. Storage infrastructure is a key component of overall database, virtual server and VDI environments that has a direct influence on performance. But the complexity and cost of creating the best storage environment to support high performance architecture can be daunting. Join this webcast to learn how to take the complexity out of storage infrastructure and deliver breakthrough performance for your tier-1 applications.

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Enabling Government to Citizen Engagement through Mobility and Identity Solutions

    In today’s digital environment, citizens and employees have high expectations for government services. Whether they are checking employee benefits, access tax records, or conducting a transaction, they assume that information or services will be available whenever they need it and whatever device they are using. But to make this possible, agencies need to understand both the tools and tactics for delivering and securing mobile engagement. This webcast will provide agencies with insights into how to leverage the latest developments in mobile and identity technology.

  • Flash Storage: Optimizing the Infrastructure for Mission-Critical Operations

    Flash technology solutions are imperative in today’s mission-critical IT infrastructure. The requirements for performance, endurance, agility, scalability, security and reliability in the public sector are driving sophisticated flash memory solutions that require a new level of expertise. Join this webcast to learn how high-performance flash solutions can enable the warfighter’s data-focused, mission-critical applications from the core to the tactical edge.

  • Flash Storage: The Critical Piece in the Performance Puzzle

    Solid-state, flash-based storage promises relief from the ongoing purchase cycle of massive, expensive, low-performance disk. Flash is smaller, denser, more efficient, faster, and easier to manage than disk and is fundamentally changing how government agencies purchase and deploy storage systems. Join this webcast to help better position your organization to take advantages of the cost, performance, and simplicity benefits offered by flash-based storage systems.