Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • WobbleWorks 3Doodler 3D pen

    A 3D printer… in a pen?

    The 3Doodler might not be able to make fine-tuned machine parts, but it could come in handy for repairs in the field, and it might be the first step into a new frontier for 3D printing.

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  • President Obama giving the 2013 State of the Union address

    The state of the union for 3D printing is strong

    If there were any doubts about the potential for this quirky, fascinating technology, its place in the president's State of the Union speech should erase them.

  • Visually impaired computer user

    Section 508 compliance doesn't get lost in the cloud

    The move to cloud services and mobile access hasn't changed agencies' focus on ensuring access for people with disabilities.

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  • Roofless data center

    Microsoft's data center cooling a breath of fresh air

    The company's roofless data center in Virginia requires a lot less power and water to keep servers running smoothly. Should agencies follow suit?

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  • DARPA image of dissolving electronics

    Electronics that dissolve when not in use?

    DARPA wants to develop 'transient electronics' that will degrade into the environment when left behind on the battlefield.

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  • Frustrated computer user with head in hands

    Dreading a Reply All nightmare? Don't forget Bcc.

    You can void e-mail clutter and personal-opinion slip-ups with one of the most underused tools in a sender's arsenal.

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  • Cyberwarrior concept

    NetForce becoming reality, minus the kill switch?

    New technologies can help in defending the country's networks and critical infrastructure, but you also need manpower.

  • Tape backup library

    Tape storage systems are down, but not out

    Agencies are moving more of their data to the cloud and considering disk systems for local storage, but tape isn't quite dead yet.

  • Screengrab from Army edition of Virtual Battlespace 2 game

    The military wants to step up its training game

    When recruits already know elaborate games like Far Cry 3, a five-year-old simulation like the Army’s Virtual Battlespace 2 doesn’t cut it.

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  • White House response to Death Star petition on We the People website

    No Death Star, but a good use of technology anyway

    The failed attempt to successfully petition the White House to build a Death Star nevertheless highlights a worthwhile way to use technology to engage the public.

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