Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • BESD

    Marines using biometrics to ID friends, foes in Afghanistan

    The Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device uses a combination of facial, thumb and iris scans matched against an internal database to identify persons encountered on the battlefield.

  • 3D reef

    3D printings new frontier: Rebuilding lost reefs

    A project to restore lost reefs along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula is an example of what environmental agencies can do to reverse ecological damage.

  • fast

    Mix of tech brings warp speed to WANs

    Aspera and Intel combine technologies to get 10 gigabits/sec transfer speeds over a wide area network.

  • swimming robotos

    Swimming robots could enlist for Coast Guard duties

    The semi-autonomous Wave Gliders, which have performed well in rough conditions for NOAA, show potential for Guard duty.

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  • 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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