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  • Flirtey Zookal

    Literary drones ready to drop books instead of bombs

    In some parts of the world, drones overhead can send people diving for cover. But in Australia, drones may soon be delivering books and other reading materials across the continent.

  • LADEE launch

    NASA sets a record with laser space communications

    The agency's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration sends data back from lunar orbit at 622 Mbps.

  • Kyocera glass

    Revolutionary way to transmit sound is being heard

    Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic technology transmits sounds via the air and through body tissue -- mitigating background noise and traveling through ear plugs.

  • human geography

    DOD wants to use satellites to look inside other cultures

    The Defense Department's Special Operations Command is awarding a contract to GeoEye Analytics to build a geography information system that uses satellite imagery to help map human behaviors and culture.

  • Java rain

    Is 3D the next step for agency Web pages?

    Some easy-to-use CSS techniques can help create a new dimension on PC and mobile browsers.

  • computer man

    Computers getting closer to replacing people?

    They've already replaced some supermarket clerks, but can machine learning help them replace lawyers?

  • Bill Gates during recent interview at Harvard

    Windows' CTRL-ALT-DEL was a good 'mistake'

    It's been a part of Windows users' lives for decades and helped make NT attractive to government. Now Bill Gates says it never should have happened.

  • BOLD

    Rice University researchers take "BOLD" approach to big data

    With NSF-backed funding, researchers will create energy-efficient optical network -– with silicon photonic switches –- to handle massive amounts of data.

  • Quark chip

    New chips could power the Internet of Things

    Intel hopes to put its Quark X1000 processor family into the sensors and smart devices that will drive intelligent systems.

  • up

    Moore's Law bending, ready to break

    Even everyday computers are taking quantum-like leaps in processing power.

  • voyager

    Could humans follow Voyager out of the solar system?

    People are pondering trips to Mars and beyond, but radiation is a threat. A "Star Trek"-inspired shield could be the answer.

  • Spacecraft 3D

    NASA's Spacecraft 3D shows what augmented reality can do

    The free mobile app can put spaceships in your living room or wherever you point your device, and hints at augmented reality's potential as a training tool.

  • D-wave

    Quantum computing explained: D-Wave on NASA's system

    D-Wave's Eric Ladizinsky explains how "we are harvesting the parallel worlds to solve problems in this one."

  • Samsung smart watch

    Can the Galaxy Gear change the fate of wearable tech?

    Samsung's new smartwatch has a few things going for it, but the track record on wearable computers, in government or out, isn't promising.

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