NOAA taps video analysis to track whales

NOAA builds automatic whale detector

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are combining infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales.

How to avoid the coming ‘dark age’ for digital records

How to avoid the coming ‘dark age’ for digital records

Google vice president Vint Cerf warns of an upcoming digital dark age, when documents, photos and other historical objects may be lost to history because the software needed to access them no longer exists.

What’s keeping drones from taking off

What’s keeping drones from taking off

Despite an FAA proposed rule to integrate unmanned aircraft into national airspace for commercial purposes, technology has not allowed for safe long-distance operation,

Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

The Gazebo simulator is helping DARPA develop prosthetic limbs with intuitive controls and sensory feedback.

Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer

Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer

The announcement of the OnSight application jointly developed by NASA and Microsoft is just the latest experiment by government to harness augmented reality to advance agency missions.

NASA Microsoft preview era of holographic computing

NASA, Microsoft preview the era of holographic computing

NASA will use its Onsight software with Microsoft's HoloLens goggles to expand the way its scientists interact with machines on Mars or collaborate in virtual workgroups.

How protosketching can speed digital development

How protosketching can help digital development

A three-hour protosketching session allows for more timely and less risky software development, according to 18F, the government’s digital services agency.

Alliance proposes low-power wireless protocol for IoT

Alliance proposes low-power wireless protocol for IoT

A group of computer and networking firms formed an alliance to standardize on the use of low-power wide-area networks to support the Internet of Things.

Census wants tools to identify address changes

Census wants tools to identify address changes

The Census Bureau issued a request for information for tools to flag potential changes in addresses, roads and boundaries that might affect the accuracy of the 2020 census.

Citizen engagement trends

Citizen engagement tools deliver ‘government your way’

Consumer technologies are finding new uses in government as agencies find ways to deliver services to citizens wherever and however they need them.

Steve Buerger is leading a Sandia National Laboratories project to demonstrate how energy efficient biped walking robots could become. Increased efficiency could enable bots to operate for much longer periods of time without recharging batteries, an important factor in emergency situations.

Sandia powers up robot tech

Sandia National Labs' energy-efficient platforms could help any robots entered in the DARPA Challenge extend their battery life.

Privacy accessories for the secure and stylish

Privacy wearables and accessories for the secure – and stylish

After the wakeup call from the Sony hack, people inside and outside of government are taking a harder look at protecting their personal information – and vendors are ready with solutions from stylish privacy accessories to secure communications ecosystems.

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