Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • NASA supercomputer

    Is the US set to lose the supercomputer race?

    China appears set to win the race to the next frontier, exascale computing, as budget pressures slow down the Energy Department's efforts.

    Comments: 6
  • SCinet conference network

    High-performance confab runs super-fast network, temporarily

    In order to share results at the SC12 conference in Salt Lake City, volunteers from government, academia and industry designed and built SCinet, which links to many of the world's leading research networks.

  • Cell phones charging

    Smart-phone battery life could double -- without better batteries

    A power amplifier technology developed by an MIT spinoff would let mobile devices operate on half the power.

  • Intel Labs Display Without Boundaries

    Display lets you flick images from bowl to wall and back again

    Intel researchers' Display Without Boundaries takes an innovative approach to immersive, collaborative computing.

    Comments: 1
  • Voting line

    Why can't Americans vote online?

    Why not set up mobile voting pavilions at polling stations where people could download a secure app and vote on their personal mobile device?

    Comments: 7
  • Mercury Wave Glider

    Wave Gliders survive Hurricane Sandy

    The folks over at Liquid Robotics, developer of the Wave Glider, are happy to report that one of their Wave Gliders named Mercury battled through Hurricane Sandy and successfully piloted through winds up to 70 knots, all the while transmitting weather data in real time.

  • Windows 8 advanced options screen shot

    Is Windows 8's start-up too fast?

    The new OS's lightning fast start-up can leave little time -- like, 200 milliseconds of time -- for secure boot options.

    Comments: 8
  • Titan supercomputer

    Energy's Titan supercomputer goes to 20 (petaflops)

    Oak Ridge National Labs' upgrade of Jaguar combines graphical processors with CPUs in a new low-power architecture that boosts performance tenfold.

    Comments: 3
  • Sandy

    NOAA, FEMA Twitter feeds can help navigate Frankenstorm

    Twitter feeds from federal, state and local agencies have become a prime source of helpful, up-to-the-minute news and tips.

  • Facebook Sponsored stories

    How Facebook could chase away government users

    The company wants to use your "Likes" to endorse products, whether you like it or not.

    Comments: 1