Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Leap Motion controller working with a laptop

    Next big thing: Motion control ready to take the Leap

    As the next step toward a human/machine interface, Leap Motion's controller could lead to the biggest change for PC users since the mouse, and it could happen sooner than you think.

  • Model of 4D printed tube and elements

    3D printing is yesterday's news -- time for 4D?

    An MIT engineer is working on developing 3D-printed objects that would change over time -- and even build themselves.

    Comments: 4
  • Modular data center in space

    FAA's supercomputer will be first 'tourist' in space

    Before the joyrides begin, the agency will send a high-performance modular data center into space to test radiation levels 100 kilometers above the Earth.

    Comments: 2
  • Printrbot 3D printer

    3D printers are about to cross the Rubicon

    If there has been one thing holding back 3D printing from more widespread use, it was the price of a good 3D printer. That could be changing.

  • Man with transparent computer in front of old photo of a mainframe computer

    Where's the technology sweet spot between old and new?

    Cool with GPS but lost with a map? Familiar with a typewriter but confounded by speech-to-text? Or do agencies have people who can handle both?

    Comments: 2
  • Raspberry Pi

    Carving up the Raspberry Pi

    The $25 computer is being put to a number of good uses. Could the public sector do the same?

    Comments: 1
  • Bahnhof underground high security computer facility right in Stockholm Sweden

    Going underground: Will data centers become data bunkers?

    Where space is at a premium, or security is paramount, data center managers could ponder moving below the surface.

  • Man behind virtual prison bars at home checking smartphone

    Can virtual prisons improve rehabilitation?

    A Deloitte report touts the idea of using technologies such as risk analysis, geospatial tracking and gamification to get better results from home detention.

    Comments: 5
  • People voting

    Hack shows risks, but not the folly, of online voting

    A recently revealed attack on a Florida voting system isn't a reason to abandon online voting, but a reminder that we need to secure the entire system.

    Comments: 1
  • AR Drone controlled by AstroDrone app flies toward simulated international space station

    How a game helps improve robotic space flights

    The European Space Agency combines real-world and virtual components with AR.Drone to improve its software for space flight and docking with the International Space Station.