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  • UDOO open hardware low cost computer

    Can $100 UDOO computer trump the Raspberry Pi?

    A group is developing a bare computer on a board, like the Pi, but with a quad core processor and a host of features.

  • Large Hadron Collider Photo by Maximilien Brice/CERN

    Internet2 backbone serving national supercomputer network

    The XSEDE research network operators say bandwidth and networking tools are key to moving large files between high-performance systems.

  • For DARPA, it's all about surprises

    In its effort to keep the U.S. military out front with its technology, DARPA finds itself competing with its own successes.

  • Image on neural network in a brain

    How a simulated brain outperforms supercomputers

    Neurogrid, a small, low-power system created by researchers at Stanford, could improve brain and mental illness research.

  • PhoneSat 1 during high altitude balloon test

    NASA's smart-phone satellites launch new era in space communications

    The small satellites built around Android phones, launched Sunday, mark a trend toward small, inexpensive satellites for a variety of uses.

  • Windows 8 in government

    Windows 8 and the PC vs. tablet debate

    Microsoft's new OS is making headway with agencies, particularly in DOD, while catching on with consumers, too.

  • Matterform 3D scanner

    Scanner to provide 3D printing's missing link

    The Photon scanner uses laser lines and an HD camera to create the CAD files needed for 3D printing.

  • Air Force drone pilots

    Do video gamers make the best drone pilots?

    As unmanned aircraft becomes more sophisticated, the military finds gaming skills more important than actual flight experience.

  • Google Glass shows updated flight information

    Is government ready for Google Glass?

    The company releases an API guide for developers, creating an opportunity for hands-free public sector apps.

  • Leap Motion controller working with a laptop

    Next big thing: Motion control ready to take the Leap

    As the next step toward a human/machine interface, Leap Motion's controller could lead to the biggest change for PC users since the mouse, and it could happen sooner than you think.

  • Model of 4D printed tube and elements

    3D printing is yesterday's news -- time for 4D?

    An MIT engineer is working on developing 3D-printed objects that would change over time -- and even build themselves.

  • Modular data center in space

    FAA's supercomputer will be first 'tourist' in space

    Before the joyrides begin, the agency will send a high-performance modular data center into space to test radiation levels 100 kilometers above the Earth.

  • Rescue squad interoperable communications

    Ultimate public safety network is far off, but there are comm options

    While first responders wait for the creation of a single nationwide public safety network, a variety of technologies are already providing interoperability.

  • Gamer in office

    Agencies should know the 4 types of gamers

    Agencies getting into gamification need to know their audience, starting with which of the four types of gamers they want to attract.

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