emerging technology
 
  • 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.

  • Parrot AR Drone 2.0 flying in hallway

    Drone hacker infects other competitors

    The winning entry connected wirelessly with other drones, prompting them to "run amok."

  • Navy X-47B drone

    Is Navy's new drone the first real military robot?

    The X-47B stealth drone, designed to fly missions on its own, represents something of a breakthrough in robotic technology.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HOBO Green Roof Monitoring System

    HOBO tends government's green roofs

    The system's instruments monitor everything from temperature to soil moisture.

  • Futuristic office computer display

    8 reasons agency IT will change course in 2013

    Next year is likely to be a tipping point when agencies will have to make landmark decisions about the types of client machines they use.

  • 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.

  • Cell phones charging

    Smart-phone battery life could double -- without better batteries

    A power amplifier technology developed by an MIT spinoff would let mobile devices operate on half the power.

Topic Resources

  • Best Practices in Web-based Application Security

    Security experts make it clear: The application is the new network perimeter. Agencies looking to ensure the security of their networks and systems need to ensure the security of the application layer. Fortunately, even as Web applications come under increasing attack, security professionals are developing strategies to address these vulnerabilities. In this webcast, a federal expert will share best practices and lessons learned in devising Web-based application security that is both robust and scalable.

  • High Speed Guard: Understanding the Business Case for Cross Domain Data Sharing Solutions

    The need for information sharing across operational domains has never been greater. Agencies in law enforcement, defense and other public sectors need to ensure that mission-critical data is available to users across network boundaries -- quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. But they also need to ensure that those transfers happen securely. In this webcast, Shaheen Parks, an analyst with Forrester Research, will discuss the business case for an automated cross domain information transfer solution, such as Raytheon’s High Speed Guard.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.