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Government Transformation Starts With Employee Digital Experiences

June 23, 2017 Matt Gibbons is the senior director of government and government contractor sales for Concur. Government agencies face many challenges today as they try keep up with citizen expectations. Many agencies are working to secure critical information, move to the cloud and provide citizens with better user experiences that mirror those...

US Military Is Replacing the Humvee with a Huge Truck that Looks Like an Angry Shark

August 28, 2015 If you hanker for the power trip that comes with owning your own Humvee, the time is probably nigh. The US Army has picked a replacement for the aging military vehicle, and that could mean that the army will be dumping its outdated Humvees into the used car market or...

A Space Elevator Has Been Patented to Take Astronauts 12 Miles off the Earth

August 20, 2015 The famed command “beam me up” could become more than just a geeky reference to Star Trek. Canadian space and defense company Thoth Technology is attempting to make reaching the stratosphere as simple as riding an elevator up a tower about 23 times taller than the world’s tallest building. The...

Computer Scientists Invented a Way to Turn Your Skin Into a Mobile Touch Pad

August 10, 2015 The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin. According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached and removed from the...

The University of Michigan Opened an Ultra-Realistic Testing Site for Futuristic Cars

July 22, 2015 It’s like a dream world for children obsessed with toy cars—and scientists obsessed with auto inventions. On July 20, the University of Michigan opened a $10 million, 32-acre vehicle testing lab called Mcity to allow researchers, car makers and technologists to tinker with environment-connected and self-driving cars in a simulated...

Here's What Pluto Looks Like on Instagram

July 14, 2015 Nine years and three billion miles in the making, NASA spacecraft New Horizons returned a beautiful photo of Pluto today—by far the most detailed one ever taken. This morning at 7:49 AM ET, New Horizons sped past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour, while its suite of instruments gathered data...

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NASA Used Instagram to Post The Best Photo of Pluto Ever Taken

July 14, 2015 Nine years and 3-billion miles in the making, NASA spacecraft New Horizons returned a beautiful photo of Pluto today—by far the most detailed one ever taken. This morning at 7:49 AM ET, New Horizons sped past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour, while its suite of instruments gathered data about...