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  • atomic clock

    A clock that measures time to 18 zeros is no small thing

    NIST's ytterbium-based atomic clock measures the difference between seconds to the quintillions part, and could have practical applications.

  • BESD

    Marines using biometrics to ID friends, foes in Afghanistan

    The Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device uses a combination of facial, thumb and iris scans matched against an internal database to identify persons encountered on the battlefield.

  • 3D printing

    Army preps on-the-spot 3D printing process for the battlefield

    The Army Research Lab and Purdue University develop a process that would let soldiers repair damaged parts on aircraft and ground vehicles on the spot.

  • Cyber tools sniffs malware on network traffic

    New cyber tool learns network behavior to sniff out malware

    Researchers from Georgia Tech demonstrate a prototype tool, ExecScent, that learns a network's normal traffic patterns to spot the command and control traffic from infected hosts. In live tests it identified dozens of new C&C domains and discovered hundreds of infected computers.

  • 3D reef

    3D printings new frontier: Rebuilding lost reefs

    A project to restore lost reefs along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula is an example of what environmental agencies can do to reverse ecological damage.

  • fast

    Mix of tech brings warp speed to WANs

    Aspera and Intel combine technologies to get 10 gigabits/sec transfer speeds over a wide area network.

  • 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.

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