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.

Is swipe technology the future of authentication?

Is swipe technology the future of authentication?

The technology lets users unlock devices based on the patterns of their swipe on a touchscreen.

smart computers on the battlefield

Smart computers for the battlefield

But researchers are developing tools to improve man-machine interfaces -- to the benefit of both.

3d printed model of a baby

DIY bio now possible via 3D Print Exchange

The National Institutes of Health’s open source platform lets users search, download and share biomedical 3D print files, tutorials and educational materials.

 Is ‘sentient data’ the future of battlefield comm?

Is ‘sentient data’ the future of battlefield comm?

Implanted sensor systems could transmit information among soldiers and systems both.

brain computer interface helps humans identify ocean mines

The cyborg approach to spotting mines at sea

Researchers tested a new system that combines computer algorithms with a brain-computer interface to help humans more quickly identify underwater mines.

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