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.

Need an explosives detector? Just print one out.

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to print nanotube-based explosives sensors from an inkjet printer.

Linux experts against requiring secure boot in Windows 8

The Linux Foundation, along with Red Hat and Canonical, has staked out positions on the secure boot implementation, particularly the possibility that Microsoft will make it mandatory in Windows 8.

Broadband network grants should boost employment

A $45 million grant to help double the size of a nonprofit regional network is expected to add hundreds of jobs in the Northeast Ohio Rust Belt.

Broadband nonprofit shines light on Rust Belt economy

A $45 million federal recovery grant is helping the OneCommunity development program build out a 1,800-mile high speed regional network for Northeast Ohio being used by area governments, educational institutions and health care providers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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