Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • firefighters

    One way to get real-time info to crews fighting wildfires

    The Forest Service is trying new technologies to help improve information sharing− and safety − for firefighters. Don’t overlook satellite phones.

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  • New ways to measure supercomputer performance

    A new way to measure the best supercomputers

    The creator of the venerable Linpack benchmark says its value as a proxy for real-world performance "has become very low," so he's created an alternative.

  • cloudhacker

    New program could foil hackers in the cloud

    MIT researchers show how one computer connected to a cloud can spy on every other computer in that cloud. But they have a solution.

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  • Equipment on Voyager space craft

    Older technology catches the solar system by its tail

    The Voyager spacecraft, with their 36-year-old systems and 68KB of computing capacity, may soon exit the solar system.

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  • Scorpius 2 0 laptop scores 4576 on Passmark Benchmarking

    Haswell chips can give a laptop workstation power

    The Scorpius 2.0 is an example of what's possible with Intel's new low-power, high-performance processors.

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  • Young school boy contemplating sculpture of Rodin

    Print your own Venus de Milo, and add some arms!

    A 3D printing pioneer's project to create CAD files of some of the world's great sculptures could give students, and everyone else, a hands-on education in art.

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  • Protest signs with Windows Start button on them in front of government building

    Microsoft 'starts' over with Windows 8.1

    The upgrade brings back the Start button, sort of, and adds a few other features.

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  • image from AstroEngineer Moon Rover game

    NSF, NASA gamification help get STEM ed get off the ground

    The National Science Foundation funds development of STEM games such as those by Wisdom Tools, and NASA helps ensure their accuracy.

  • 80211ac wireless routers

    That was fast: High-speed wireless routers show up early

    New 802.11ac models are appearing ahead of the new standard’s adoption, and are even certified by IEEE.

  • Tianhe-2 supercomputer

    China’s Tianhe-2 takes supercomputing lead, but should US worry?

    The country's new Tianhe-2 system leapfrogs the Energy Department’s Titan, but it's just one wrinkle in the move toward new techniques and, eventually, exascale computing.

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