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  • Engineers monitor the smart grid at Florida Power and Light

    Nation's first smart grid goes online in Florida

    Florida Power & Light's network ties together 4.6 million smart meters and 10,000 other devices.

  • Sumat Dagar model for Braille phone

    World's first Braille smart phone will soon be a reality

    A developer in India has produced a mobile device for the visually impaired that expands the range of mobile accessibility.

  • Expanding use of cameras and sensors creates huge stores of data

    Emerging protocol can help manage the Internet of Things

    MQTT, proposed as an OASIS standard, can help agencies manage all the data generated by sensors, mobile devices and other machine-to-machine networks.

  • Hammer coming down on stack of hard disks

    3 ways to destroy data without taking it to Mount Doom

    There are some myths about data destruction, but making sure information can't be retrieved from a hard drive isn't that hard.

  • Game controller

    With a different online game, agencies can be the winners

    Lockheed Martin looks to combine gamification with analytics to develop games that deliver valuable data to sponsoring agencies.

  • UDOO open hardware low cost computer

    Can $100 UDOO computer trump the Raspberry Pi?

    A group is developing a bare computer on a board, like the Pi, but with a quad core processor and a host of features.

  • Large Hadron Collider Photo by Maximilien Brice/CERN

    Internet2 backbone serving national supercomputer network

    The XSEDE research network operators say bandwidth and networking tools are key to moving large files between high-performance systems.

  • For DARPA, it's all about surprises

    In its effort to keep the U.S. military out front with its technology, DARPA finds itself competing with its own successes.

  • Image on neural network in a brain

    How a simulated brain outperforms supercomputers

    Neurogrid, a small, low-power system created by researchers at Stanford, could improve brain and mental illness research.

  • PhoneSat 1 during high altitude balloon test

    NASA's smart-phone satellites launch new era in space communications

    The small satellites built around Android phones, launched Sunday, mark a trend toward small, inexpensive satellites for a variety of uses.

  • Windows 8 in government

    Windows 8 and the PC vs. tablet debate

    Microsoft's new OS is making headway with agencies, particularly in DOD, while catching on with consumers, too.

  • Matterform 3D scanner

    Scanner to provide 3D printing's missing link

    The Photon scanner uses laser lines and an HD camera to create the CAD files needed for 3D printing.

  • Air Force drone pilots

    Do video gamers make the best drone pilots?

    As unmanned aircraft becomes more sophisticated, the military finds gaming skills more important than actual flight experience.

  • Google Glass shows updated flight information

    Is government ready for Google Glass?

    The company releases an API guide for developers, creating an opportunity for hands-free public sector apps.