emerging technology
  • Liquid Robotics Wave Glider SV3

    Upgraded aquatic robot 'a server rack at sea'

    The Wave Glider SV3, with room for an 8U rack, not only takes sensor readings but processes the data, only sending back the results.

  • Wisconsin National Guard member training on core leadership skills using the Virtual Battlespace 2

    High score: Gaming moves to the forefront in government

    It was viewed not long ago as the violent realm of teenage activity, but agencies are embracing gamification as a powerful tool for education, training and outreach.

  • Printrbot 3D printer

    3D printers are about to cross the Rubicon

    If there has been one thing holding back 3D printing from more widespread use, it was the price of a good 3D printer. That could be changing.

  • Man with transparent computer in front of old photo of a mainframe computer

    Where's the technology sweet spot between old and new?

    Cool with GPS but lost with a map? Familiar with a typewriter but confounded by speech-to-text? Or do agencies have people who can handle both?

  • Raspberry Pi

    Carving up the Raspberry Pi

    The $25 computer is being put to a number of good uses. Could the public sector do the same?

  • Bahnhof underground high security computer facility right in Stockholm Sweden

    Going underground: Will data centers become data bunkers?

    Where space is at a premium, or security is paramount, data center managers could ponder moving below the surface.

  • NASA Curiosity game

    How NASA puts Earth-bound explorers in the driver's seat on Mars

    Scientists at NASA's JPL are using gaming to build tele-exploration platforms, letting PC and Xbox Kinect users drive the rovers that navigate the Red Planet.

  • Man behind virtual prison bars at home checking smartphone

    Can virtual prisons improve rehabilitation?

    A Deloitte report touts the idea of using technologies such as risk analysis, geospatial tracking and gamification to get better results from home detention.

  • Agile development graphic

    Agile is key to making the most of public-sector IT

    Agile development tactics break projects into smaller chunks, let IT teams keep up with changes, and prevent “scope creep.”

  • Machine learning digital face

    Machine learning a growing force against online fraud

    Sift Science uses new machine learning techniques to spot unusual fraud patterns as soon as they appear on the network.

  • Fingerprint electronic matching AFIS

    Law enforcement, NIST making fingerprint files easier to search

    Group has developed a standard features set to use for fingerprint identification, and NIST now has the technical specs to make searches interoperable.

  • Machine language of 1s and 0s

    What is M2M, and why is it the future of code?

    The Internet of things will soon contain 50 billion devices, and machine-to-machine programming is how they will talk to each other.

  • People voting

    Hack shows risks, but not the folly, of online voting

    A recently revealed attack on a Florida voting system isn't a reason to abandon online voting, but a reminder that we need to secure the entire system.

  • Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

    The world's most efficient data center

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

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