Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • 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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  • Red ethernet cable in a heart shape around the Windows XP logo

    One of the 37.7 percent: My XPerience with XP

    John Breeden II was one of the people who stuck with Windows XP until forced to upgrade. Why didn't he switch sooner?

    Comments: 3
  • IO mobile data center

    Could movable, modular data centers be the future?

    Units that can be added as needed can save on construction and engineering costs while giving agency IT staff flexibility.

  • Energy efficient data center

    How do gov data centers get more efficient? Let me count the ways.

    Improving efficiency is more than eliminating servers, dimming the lights and turning down the AC. There are a lot of little, but important, steps you can take.

  • Agency logos

    NASA employee mixes SVG format and, presto: Gov Webicons

    Sean Herron uses the Scalable Vector Graphics format to solve a problem with website design and creates 41 open-source agency logos that scale to display at any size.

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  • Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

    NOAA's upgraded technology draws a bead on hurricane season

    With a busy storm season ahead, the agency adds more supercomputing muscle to its modeling programs.

    Comments: 3
  • Astronaut in space reaching for a pizza

    NASA could take 3D food printing to Mars, and beyond

    The agency wants to test 3D food printing for long space flights, a plan that could have larger implications down the road.

    Comments: 7
  • User manipulating map with Leap gesture controller

    Leap Motion shows how gesture control can beat touch screens

    The company's new controller, due in July, can give desktop users touch-like control, without the touch, of Windows 8.