Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • NASA Cropped

    NetworKing game puts users in charge of space communications

    NASA's NetworKing game is aimed at the kind of people the agency wants to open up to careers in science, maybe even at NASA.

  • NASA Networking

    How NASA games the system to find new talent

    NetworKing is a pretty challenging game aimed at the kind of people the agency wants to open up to careers in science, maybe even at NASA.

  • What to do when the help desk is 160 million miles away

    How did NASA reprogram the Curiosity rover from Earth after it landed on Mars? Very carefully.

    Comments: 1
  • Printable guns wiki weapon

    Will 3D printing have to be regulated?

    With a Wiki Weapon project afoot to share files for printing guns, this burgeoning technology could draw the attention of regulators.

    Comments: 3
  • Giving military robots the brains to think for themselves

    The PackBot, used for sweeping bombs in Afghanistan, is taking its first steps toward autonomy.

    Comments: 3
  • Sensor array maps a first responder's location, movements

    A prototype developed at MIT can automatically map a hazardous environment as a responder moves through it.

  • Is nothing sacred: Ubuntu goes commercial?

    The most counter-culture OS adds Amazon-sponsored links, but there is a reason.

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  • 3D printing grows up, can now arm itself

    As the administration funds research into the technology, one hobbyist shows he can print a working semi-automatic rifle.

    Comments: 3
  • Wave Glider robots have a bright future in government.

  • Hard Drive

    Could helium in hard drives make performance go 'Up?'

    Western Digital plans to encase hard drives in helium to reduce drag, lower power consumption and increase performance.

    Comments: 10