emerging technology
 
  • 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.

  • Liquid Robotics Wave Glider SV3

    Upgraded aquatic robot 'a server rack at sea'

    The Wave Glider SV3, with room for an 8U rack, not only takes sensor readings but processes the data, only sending back the results.

  • Wisconsin National Guard member training on core leadership skills using the Virtual Battlespace 2

    High score: Gaming moves to the forefront in government

    It was viewed not long ago as the violent realm of teenage activity, but agencies are embracing gamification as a powerful tool for education, training and outreach.

  • Printrbot 3D printer

    3D printers are about to cross the Rubicon

    If there has been one thing holding back 3D printing from more widespread use, it was the price of a good 3D printer. That could be changing.

  • Man with transparent computer in front of old photo of a mainframe computer

    Where's the technology sweet spot between old and new?

    Cool with GPS but lost with a map? Familiar with a typewriter but confounded by speech-to-text? Or do agencies have people who can handle both?

  • Raspberry Pi

    Carving up the Raspberry Pi

    The $25 computer is being put to a number of good uses. Could the public sector do the same?

  • Bahnhof underground high security computer facility right in Stockholm Sweden

    Going underground: Will data centers become data bunkers?

    Where space is at a premium, or security is paramount, data center managers could ponder moving below the surface.

Topic Resources

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