Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Dell touch screen

    Get ready for touch screens on desktop PCs

    With the eventual transition to Windows 8 or similar interfaces, touch screen are bound to expand beyond just smart phones and tablets.

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  • Robot looking into the future

    5 fearless tech predictions for 2013

    Here's what to look for in emerging technology for government during the next year.

  • Army robot

    Past robots show significance of the Navy's breakthrough

    Most machines we think of as robots actually are Waldos, which makes the X-47B drone's autonomy all the more impressive.

  • Google doodle honoring Ada Lovelace

    The first programmer: How Ada saw the future of computing

    Born nearly 200 years ago, Ada Lovelace saw computers as more than numbers-crunching calculators.

  • Streetlights at night

    Is the light spectrum the next frontier for wireless?

    A researcher in Scotland says LEDs can be used to transmit data, potentially making every street lamp into a high-speed Internet port.

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  • NASA artist conception of warp drive travel

    NASA thinks warp-drive travel might be possible

    Scientists explore the idea of achieving faster-than-light travel within the laws of special relativity by warping space.

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  • Social communication icons on keyboard

    Should agencies dump e-mail for social networks?

    The emerging trend toward internal social networks, which offer a lot of advantages, raises questions about the future of e-mail.

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  • Fiber Optics

    Truly unbreakable encryption trips the light fantastic

    Scientists from Toshiba and Cambridge University use quantum physics to create completely secure communications over fiber optic cable.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.