Einstein was wrong? Fire up the Falcon!

Everything you thought you knew about the universe might be wrong — and that's all right.

A tablet with a no-touch touch screen

Portico uses cameras to let the tablet interact with surrounding objects and movements.

Space junk problem: Is a solar-sail ship the answer?

NASA is planning to test a large solar sail that could be used to navigate the upper atmosphere to clean up orbital debris.

Solar-powered processor raises new possibilities

An experimental Intel processor requires such low levels of energy that it can run on nothing but sunlight.

Fill 'er up: NASA project would beam power to spacecraft

The project, dubbed “Ride the Light,” aims to develop inexpensive, modular power beaming to provide on-demand power for aerospace craft and other applications.

Dr. Watson? How IBM system can improve diagnosis, treatment.

The system's deep search and analysis ability can help doctors quickly sift through mountains of data in multiple databases.

Mobile devices will drive global Web use by 2015

Worldwide access to the Internet will hit 40 percent by 2015, with the manner in which it is accessed shifting drastically, particularly in the United States.

AMD processor goes to extremes, gets Guinness World Record

An AMD-assembled team of overclocking mad scientists ran the FX CPU up to 8.429 GHz, while cooling it with liquid helium. What does it mean for the average user?

A cloaking device for tanks? Sort of.

BAE is using hexagonal plates called “pixels” that can mask the heat signature of the object they are mounted on.

Hyper-V hypes up Windows 8 release

Microsoft has confirmed that its Hyper-V hypervisor will be part of Windows 8, though little else is known about the operating system.

Marines find that going green has military value, too

More efficient systems and solar-powered devices at forward bases can help save energy, money and, at times, even lives.

NSA's open-source project aims for secure, large-scale storage

The agency has submitted its label-based Accumulo software to the Apache Incubator, asking for developer contributions.

Topic Resources

  • Best Practices in Web-based Application Security

    Security experts make it clear: The application is the new network perimeter. Agencies looking to ensure the security of their networks and systems need to ensure the security of the application layer. Fortunately, even as Web applications come under increasing attack, security professionals are developing strategies to address these vulnerabilities. In this webcast, a federal expert will share best practices and lessons learned in devising Web-based application security that is both robust and scalable.

  • High Speed Guard: Understanding the Business Case for Cross Domain Data Sharing Solutions

    The need for information sharing across operational domains has never been greater. Agencies in law enforcement, defense and other public sectors need to ensure that mission-critical data is available to users across network boundaries -- quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. But they also need to ensure that those transfers happen securely. In this webcast, Shaheen Parks, an analyst with Forrester Research, will discuss the business case for an automated cross domain information transfer solution, such as Raytheon’s High Speed Guard.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.