Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

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NASA building air-traffic control for low-flying drones

NASA building air-traffic control for low-flying drones

NASA is researching ways to give UAS operators real-time flight information to increase the safety of the national airspace.

autonomous vehicle research in virginia to ease traffic congestion

Beltway bots: Virginia to test self-driving cars

The vehicles will be tested on more than 70 miles of roadway in Northern Virginia – some of the most congested corridors in the United States.

Veterans to get virtual rehab

Veterans to get virtual rehab

Researchers have developed a way for patients and therapists to conduct virtual visits, evaluations and even exercises.

NASA awards crowdsourcing contracts

NASA awards crowdsourcing contracts

Ten firms will help NASA tap into global expertise.

DARPA researching inter-satellite communications

DARPA researching inter-satellite communications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to let constellations of small satellites transfer data among themselves.

Google

Google: Let the machines remember the password

Google’s vision for mobile authentication takes security out of the hands of humans and puts it into the devices those humans carry.

Drones:  Findable but not stoppable

Drones: Findable but not stoppable

Governments hoping to protect secure assets from unmanned aerial vehicles can find technology to help identify trespassing drones, but stopping them is another matter.

State CIOs get advice on drones

State CIOs get nudge on drone policies

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers tells state officials to put unmanned aerial systems on their radar.

Building the next-gen transportation network

Building the next-gen transportation network

Future mobility depends on having the openness and flexibility needed to build a better urban network.

Virtual training: Next best thing to being there

Virtual training: Next best thing to being there

NASA uses virtual reality training to prep astronauts for space, and the Marines reimagine their live training environments with augmented reality.

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