Crowds for the 2013 inauguration tested their ability to secure a large public event, but advances in high-definition networked video cameras — "computers with a lens" — brought them up to the task.
Winner of National Science Foundation-funded tech challenge offers tools to help emergency responders filter video and Twitter feeds from bystanders at the scene.
New technology for the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System is coming online -- slowly -- but non-technical issues are delaying many of the program's benefits.
NSF- and NIH-backed Databrary will let researchers store and openly share videos and information about their studies.
A team at the West Point Military Academy has released details of a software program that is helping local police improve intelligence on street gangs through new techniques for analyzing crime-based social networks.
SAP business intelligence and mobile platforms will integrate with Esri ArcGIS.
NASA's Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) technology could increase data transfers from space by a factor of 100.
Splunk Analytics for Hadoop lets users explore, analyze and visualize data natively within the open-source programming framework.
A Naval Research Lab team develops a more efficient set of algorithms to increase the resolution of its maps.
Metadata is valuable for extracting knowledge from smaller subsets of data for intelligence-gathering as well as for energy, weather and public safety research, experts say.
The Graph 500 ranks HPC systems not by petaflops, but on how well they handle data-intensive workloads. Livermore's Sequoia, an IBM Blue Gene Q system, leads the pack.
Big data can save government $500 billion with the right technology in place, but most IT execs say their agencies lack an adequate strategy, a MeriTalk survey finds.