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  • 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.

  • up

    Moore's Law bending, ready to break

    Even everyday computers are taking quantum-like leaps in processing power.

  • voyager

    Could humans follow Voyager out of the solar system?

    People are pondering trips to Mars and beyond, but radiation is a threat. A "Star Trek"-inspired shield could be the answer.

  • Spacecraft 3D

    NASA's Spacecraft 3D shows what augmented reality can do

    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

    Quantum computing explained: D-Wave on NASA's system

    D-Wave's Eric Ladizinsky explains how "we are harvesting the parallel worlds to solve problems in this one."

  • Samsung smart watch

    Can the Galaxy Gear change the fate of wearable tech?

    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.

  • NASA laser

    Moon beams: NASA set to test laser space communications

    A lunar mission launching this month will test two-way laser communications, which will transmit six times the data at 25 percent less power.

  • processor

    MIT's 110-core processor could help boost efficiency

    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.

  • data center robot

    Next role for robots: data center diagnosticians

    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.

  • 3D mapping

    How 3D maps can get more accurate

    A research team solves a common problem with robotic 3D mapping, leading to clearer, more detailed maps.


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