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  • 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.

  • Intel Labs Display Without Boundaries

    Display lets you flick images from bowl to wall and back again

    Intel researchers' Display Without Boundaries takes an innovative approach to immersive, collaborative computing.

  • FAA NextGen

    Agency programs show outlines of future cyber ecosystem

    Plans to develop automated systems for cybersecurity will build on models like DOE's Smart Grid and FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system.

  • Human network

    How to build an immune system for cybersecurity attacks

    Government researchers are using the human immune system as a model for building a cybersecurity ecosystem, whose features would include automation, interoperability and authentication technologies.

  • Voting line

    Why can't Americans vote online?

    Why not set up mobile voting pavilions at polling stations where people could download a secure app and vote on their personal mobile device?

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