Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • up

    Moore's Law bending, ready to break

    Even everyday computers are taking quantum-like leaps in processing power.

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  • voyager

    Could humans follow Voyager out of the solar system?

    People are pondering trips to Mars and beyond, but radiation is a threat. A "Star Trek"-inspired shield could be the answer.

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  • NASA laser

    Moon beams: NASA set to test laser space communications

    A lunar mission launching this month will test two-way laser communications, which will transmit six times the data at 25 percent less power.

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  • processor

    MIT's 110-core processor could help boost efficiency

    Chips that can effectively take advantage of multiple cores could be useful in government, giving agencies a way to downsize data centers and make them more efficient without losing processing capacity.

  • 3D mapping

    How 3D maps can get more accurate

    A research team solves a common problem with robotic 3D mapping, leading to clearer, more detailed maps.

  • atomic clock

    A clock that measures time to 18 zeros is no small thing

    NIST's ytterbium-based atomic clock measures the difference between seconds to the quintillions part, and could have practical applications.

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  • BESD

    Marines using biometrics to ID friends, foes in Afghanistan

    The Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device uses a combination of facial, thumb and iris scans matched against an internal database to identify persons encountered on the battlefield.

  • 3D reef

    3D printings new frontier: Rebuilding lost reefs

    A project to restore lost reefs along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula is an example of what environmental agencies can do to reverse ecological damage.

  • fast

    Mix of tech brings warp speed to WANs

    Aspera and Intel combine technologies to get 10 gigabits/sec transfer speeds over a wide area network.

  • swimming robotos

    Swimming robots could enlist for Coast Guard duties

    The semi-autonomous Wave Gliders, which have performed well in rough conditions for NOAA, show potential for Guard duty.

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