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.

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.

Topic Resources

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    You’ve consolidated your desktops with virtualization and moved your data to the cloud. What else can you do to obtain additional costs savings and increase security while keeping your network flexible? Connect print and digital information from across your organization with the people who need it, exactly when they need it. Join this webcast to learn how security software and printing solutions work together to eliminate extraneous printers at multiple sensitivity levels, allowing organizations to recognize significant savings from reduced hardware, space, power, support and supplies.

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • 'Mocking' Reality: The Power of Service Virtualization

    A large government agency was struggling to provide stable test environments to support their partner landscape. Duplicating production using traditional methods would have resulted in infrastructure cost blowouts, misalignment issues and resourcing issues. This webcast will explore how the agency leveraged service virtualization to meet their evolving needs and the challenges and successes involved in the program.

  • Investigative Teamwork: The Case for Case Management

    Investigations hinge on good teamwork. To collaborate effectively, team members need to be confident that everyone has a complete, shared view of case details. They also need flexibility in managing the content of a case, easily bringing in new evidence and artifacts and securely managing updates to that content. That is why a case management system is so critical. Join this webcast to learn how your organization can leverage case management capabilities.

  • 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.