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  • Motorola brings modular phones closer to reality

    Motorola will work with the Phonebloks community to help design and build an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.

  • Google barge

    Google's mystery barges keep world guessing

    If Google is involved, is a floating data center that far-fetched?

  • binary

    How quantum key distribution works

    QKD uses a photon's polarization and spin to verify an unobserved key transmission.

  • power lines

    Threats to privacy become a focus of Smart Grid planning

    NIST's revised guidance for Smart Grid cybersecurity reflects changes in power grid technology, which will put a lot of personal information on the grid.

  • photon

    Can quantum cryptography work in the real world?

    Battelle has implemented the first quantum-key distribution system for production use in the United States, but NIST researchers remain skeptical about moving it from the lab to large-scale use.

  • 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.


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