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  • quantum machine (Genevieve Martin/Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

    Science agencies invest in quantum

    In conjunction with the release of the administration's national strategy on quantum computing, the Department of Energy, along with other agencies and universities, is setting the stage for a quantum-friendly future.

  • federal blockchain

    Blockchain 101: NIST releases tech overview

    NIST’s Blockchain Technology Overview addresses the benefits of distributed ledgers and provides a guide for suitability.

  • digital voice assistant (metamorworks/Shutterstock.com)

    Alexa goes to work: Digital voice assistants in the office

    Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are testing whether chatbots and tools like Alexa and Google Home can automate common office workflow tasks.

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    WiFi scanners offer inexpensive security

    A Rutgers research project delivers X-ray machine-like scanning of bags for less than one-tenth the cost.

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    Navy to utilize blockchain for aviation

    The Naval Air Systems Command is working on a project using blockchain to track aviation parts through their lifecycles.

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    Considerations for a successful blockchain pilot

    A new report from Deloitte outlines six factors for government agencies interested in starting a blockchain pilot.

  • The prototype computer mouse Doug Engelbart used in his demo.  Photo by Michael Hicks: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douglas_Engelbart%27s_prototype_mouse_-_Computer_History_Museum.jpg

    How the 'mother of all demos' changed the world

    In 1968, computers got personal as Douglas Engelbart made people re-think what computers can do.

  • Spraying an antenna onto a flat surface.  Source: Drexel University Nanomaterials Lab

    Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future

    Wearable monitors, flexible smart clothes, industrial sensors and medical sensors will be much more effective if their antennas are lightweight and flexible.

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    What legislators are learning about blockchain

    A report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government details recent roundtable discussions from the Congressional Blockchain Caucus.

  • discarded batteries (Huguette Roe/Shutterstock.com)

    Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices

    Researchers working on "papertronics" used bacteria to develop a paper battery that’s recyclable and biodegradable, as well as reliable enough to actually use.

  • bitcoin in data center

    Cryptojacking: The canary in the coalmine?

    The theft of CPU power to mine cryptocurrencies does more than siphon off agency resources -- it also opens the door for more malware to affect machines and networks.

  • VitalTag sensors (PNNL)

    Stick-on health sensors for emergency response

    Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a wearable suite of sensors first responders can use track multiple victims' medical data.

  • UAS traffic management simulation (NASA)

    How simulations ease drone integration

    NASA's simulations are helping the agency understand what a future drone traffic management system will look like.

  • What you can do today to protect against quantum computing

    U.S. needs quantum investment, coordinated strategy, experts say

    Greater government support for quantum computing research will help ensure the U.S. does not fall behind in the revolutionary technology.

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  • phishing email (Abscent/Shutterstock.com)

    How agencies can protect against phishing attacks

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