With the eventual transition to Windows 8 or similar interfaces, touch screen are bound to expand beyond just smart phones and tablets.
Here's what to look for in emerging technology for government during the next year.
Most machines we think of as robots actually are Waldos, which makes the X-47B drone's autonomy all the more impressive.
Born nearly 200 years ago, Ada Lovelace saw computers as more than numbers-crunching calculators.
A researcher in Scotland says LEDs can be used to transmit data, potentially making every street lamp into a high-speed Internet port.
Scientists explore the idea of achieving faster-than-light travel within the laws of special relativity by warping space.
The emerging trend toward internal social networks, which offer a lot of advantages, raises questions about the future of e-mail.
Scientists from Toshiba and Cambridge University use quantum physics to create completely secure communications over fiber optic cable.
China appears set to win the race to the next frontier, exascale computing, as budget pressures slow down the Energy Department's efforts.
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.