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  • 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.

  • Savannah

    Energy lab's wireless system secure enough for classified data

    The Savannah River National Lab’s prototype hardware, designed in collaboration with NSA, uses Suite B cryptography for a system that could be adapted for other uses.

  • e-authentication

    E-authentication: What IT managers will be focusing on over the next 18 months

    The moves to cloud computing and shared databases are among the factors driving e-authentication.

  • New ways to measure supercomputer performance

    A new way to measure the best supercomputers

    The creator of the venerable Linpack benchmark says its value as a proxy for real-world performance "has become very low," so he's created an alternative.

  • cloudhacker

    New program could foil hackers in the cloud

    MIT researchers show how one computer connected to a cloud can spy on every other computer in that cloud. But they have a solution.

  • Equipment on Voyager space craft

    Older technology catches the solar system by its tail

    The Voyager spacecraft, with their 36-year-old systems and 68KB of computing capacity, may soon exit the solar system.

  • Scorpius 2 0 laptop scores 4576 on Passmark Benchmarking

    Haswell chips can give a laptop workstation power

    The Scorpius 2.0 is an example of what's possible with Intel's new low-power, high-performance processors.

  • Close up of an iris scan with a PIV card in the pupil

    Smart ID to offer options for iris scanning, on-card fingerprint matching

    Updated specifications from NIST for the PIV card now include an option for iris scans in addition to fingerprint authentication and the ability to do on-card matching of fingerprints.

  • A quad rotor vehicle flying to validate research on elements of a futuristic control system

    The FAA's rules on domestic UAV flights

    The agency is selecting sites for UAV tests that could eventually open up the airways, but for now there are two paths to getting authorization for unmanned flights.

  • NASA Dryden DROID small unmanned research aircraft

    The tech that will make drones safe for civilian skies

    Sense-and-avoid technologies are close to ensuring safe UAV flights on a large scale. It's mostly a matter of time, standards and FAA rules.

  • Warrior Web prototype studies the stress on soldiers

    Army's exoskeleton to help soldiers carry the load

    In order to reduce soldiers' fatigue and injury, the Warrior Web prototype reduces the stress on the troops who carry 100 pounds or more of equipment.

  • Young school boy contemplating sculpture of Rodin

    Print your own Venus de Milo, and add some arms!

    A 3D printing pioneer's project to create CAD files of some of the world's great sculptures could give students, and everyone else, a hands-on education in art.

  • Wi Vi system detects motion on the other side of a wall

    Using Wi-Fi signals to see through walls

    MIT researchers' Wi-Vi system uses two transmitters and a single receiver to detect motion on the other side of a wall or door.

  • image from AstroEngineer Moon Rover game

    NSF, NASA gamification help get STEM ed get off the ground

    The National Science Foundation funds development of STEM games such as those by Wisdom Tools, and NASA helps ensure their accuracy.

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