People have spent 6 million years of man-hours playing World of Warcraft. NOAA's Eric Hackathorn wonders: "What if we put that effort towards something real?"
If a student team can build a homemade 3D printer that can produce a boat, the administration's $60 million foray into advanced manufacturing technology could hold promise.
DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.
With troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, the Army will use computerized surveillance technology to improve perimeter security and help protect small units in remote outposts.
The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.
The FCC and Transportation Department are working to establish a transition path to the next generation of 911 services.
An MIT study says "telepresence workers" will be ready to perform manual labor by 2014 and be controlled from up to 1,800 miles away.
A chip that collects energy from light, heat and vibrations could keep low-powered sensors running without batteries.
A new way of using hard drives could help government agencies wrestle with the problems associated with big data.
The United Nation estimates $21 billion in gold is put into new computers every year. Can government tap that motherlode before it's exported as e-trash?
The Army releases a Web comic app for iPhone and Android that describes what it's like to be a soldier in the Army.
Sandia Lab researchers take a radical approach to keeping computers and other electronics cool.