Fingerprint electronic matching AFIS

Law enforcement, NIST making fingerprint files easier to search

Group has developed a standard features set to use for fingerprint identification, and NIST now has the technical specs to make searches interoperable.

Machine language of 1s and 0s

What is M2M, and why is it the future of code?

The Internet of things will soon contain 50 billion devices, and machine-to-machine programming is how they will talk to each other.

Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

The world's most efficient data center

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

New York Mayor Bloomberg using 3D glasses to look at a NASA display

Active and passive 3D: What's the difference, and which is better?

There are two types of technology for 3D displays, which are becoming more common in educational and government settings. The differences start with the glasses.

Virginia Tech Wu Feng with supercomputer HokieSpeed

Air Force project could 'transform' supercomputing

Virginia Tech team plans multidisciplinary approach to low-power computing in simulating tiny unmanned aircraft.

Concept image of Bexar County Texas BiblioTech bookless library

Bookless library foreshadows next-gen students, learning technologies

A Texas county's plans for a bookless library underscores the point that research, training and teaching methods must be redesigned for new technologies or learners will disconnect.

Demo of Hybrid 4 Dimensional Augmented Reality at Virginia Tech

Take a picture, and 4D app gives you the details

Hybrid 4-Dimensional Augmented Reality, developed at Virginia Tech, can give responders situational awareness, detail what's inside a building or tell how something works.

Image of Mona Lisa sent to moon via laser

How NASA beamed Mona Lisa to the moon, one pixel at a time

The space agency has been using its Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter to map the moon's surface, which made it a perfect platform to test out laser communications across space.

Man looks quizzically at VHS tape

Oklahoma jail's lesson: Don't get fooled by familiar tech

Too many agencies stick with the tried, true and the outdated rather than upgrading to more efficient new technology.

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.

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.

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