Do candles hold the cure for touch-screen smudges?

The product of an old-world technology, simple candle soot, just might be the answer to a 21st-century scourge, according to German researchers.

NOAA app lets you track aurora from solar storms

If the aurora from coming solar storms will bring Northern (or Southern) Lights to your latitude, OVATION can let you know ahead of time.

Cleversafe targets big data with 10 exabyte storage

Cleversafe debuts "dispersed storage" system capable of holding 10 exabytes of data, a scale required by new methods for analyzing big data streams.

Powering and empowering the virtual worker in 2012

As 2012 takes off, agencies are shifting their focus to telework technologies and tools in an effort to foster greater collaboration between the virtual and physical work environment.

Windows 8 secure boot: Is it really Microsoft vs. Linux?

A "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 continues to draw controversy, particularly among the Linux community.

Can computers really predict the Super Bowl?

Our computer tells us who will win the Super Bowl. What about the real world?

DARPA seeks ways to rebuild space junk

DOD is developing new ways to get high-resolution images of spacecraft as part of a plan to build new satellites in orbit from parts salvaged from deactivated crafts.

Ultrabooks and smart TVs are fine, but holographic talking windshields?

From ultra notebooks, smart TVs and windshields that let you know you're passing your favorite Tex-Mex place, CES was filled with gadgets that are becoming all-too-human.

Will Facebook Timeline put your job in jeopardy?

Facebook Timeline is becoming mandatory for the social network's users soon, and with it comes an array of new headaches for federal executives.

NEC breaks long-range speed record with terabit transmission

The company combined four superchannels to simultaneously transmit 4 terabits/sec over 6,213 miles.

Why ultrabooks actually could be the Next Big Thing

They promise a lot of what's new in user experience -- including a Siri-like voice interface and gesture recognition -- along with a treasured oldie.

Kinect for Windows, free software kit to drop Feb. 1

Along with the retail version of Kinect for Windows arriving Feb. 1 (for $249), a free commercial software development kit will also be available for download.

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