People are pondering trips to Mars and beyond, but radiation is a threat. A "Star Trek"-inspired shield could be the answer.
The free mobile app can put spaceships in your living room or wherever you point your device, and hints at augmented reality's potential as a training tool.
D-Wave's Eric Ladizinsky explains how "we are harvesting the parallel worlds to solve problems in this one."
Samsung's new smartwatch has a few things going for it, but the track record on wearable computers, in government or out, isn't promising.
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.
EMC, IBM offer robots that rove data centers in search of temperature anomalies and other indicators of how well the center is maintaining an efficient power curve.
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.
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.
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.
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.