Even everyday computers are taking quantum-like leaps in processing power.
People are pondering trips to Mars and beyond, but radiation is a threat. A "Star Trek"-inspired shield could be the answer.
A lunar mission launching this month will test two-way laser communications, which will transmit six times the data at 25 percent less power.
Chips that can effectively take advantage of multiple cores could be useful in government, giving agencies a way to downsize data centers and make them more efficient without losing processing capacity.
A research team solves a common problem with robotic 3D mapping, leading to clearer, more detailed maps.
NIST's ytterbium-based atomic clock measures the difference between seconds to the quintillions part, and could have practical applications.
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.
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.
Aspera and Intel combine technologies to get 10 gigabits/sec transfer speeds over a wide area network.
The semi-autonomous Wave Gliders, which have performed well in rough conditions for NOAA, show potential for Guard duty.