NASA tests smart glasses for astronauts

NASA tests smart glasses for astronauts

NASA is testing augmented reality glasses that will give astronauts hands-free access to information.

Serious games scoring big in government

Serious games scoring big in government

The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.

Tech giants dabble in digital currency

Tech giants, Federal Reserve eye digital currency

According to recent reports IBM and Intel – and possibly the Federal Reserve – are considering using the blockchain technology associated with bitcoin to create a new digital payments system.

DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

The Department of Homeland Security's EMERGE! Accelerator program is designed to speed development and validation of wearable technology for first responders.

Robots march toward disaster response

Robots march toward disaster response

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge will test several designs from contestants in simulated disaster areas.

DARPA to pursue new privacy tools

DARPA to pursue 'revolutionary' privacy tools

DARPA’s Brandeis project aims to develop tools with “revolutionary” impact that could help bridge privacy gaps that hamper collaboration and technology development.

DOD takes ISIL fight to the deep web

DOD takes ISIL fight to the deep web

DARPA is using its Memex technology to search, trace and track illicit activity across the vast, hidden underbelly of the Internet.

Chicago, Argonne lab, deploy Internet of super sensors

Chicago, Argonne Lab deploy Internet of super sensors

The city of Chicago is partnering with the Argonne National Lab to develop a network of large, remote sensing platforms capable of gathering data on traffic congestion, air quality, buildings' energy consumption and the direction of gunshots on city streets.

cyber-physical systems research

NIH dives into cyber-physical systems research

The National Institutes of Health is among several federal agencies offering grants for breakthrough projects showing the integration of computational and physical systems.

PlugFest Plus aims to speed tech innovation, procurement

PlugFest Plus aims to speed tech innovation, acquisition

The Air Force’s PlugFest Plus event adds a contracting component to a technology demonstration.

DARPA seeks to upgrade computer to human communications

DARPA seeks to upgrade computer to human communications

DARPA issued a call for research proposals to develop a two-way communication platform between humans and computers.

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.