Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Michigan Tech

    Powerbots restore power after disasters

    Researchers are building teams of robots that can be sent unattended into damaged facilities to detect the power requirements and reconnect or deliver power from batteries they carry.

  • Albedo measure the solar reflection of rooftops

    Retooling USDA imagery to cool cities

    Lawrence Berkeley researchers were able to use existing data collected by the National Agriculture Imagery Program to analyze and display the albedo – or solar reflectance – of rooftops.

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  • ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    Dartmouth’s ZEBRA program uses a sensor bracelet that compares subtle wrist movements with keyboard inputs to authenticate -- and deauthenticate -- computers users.

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  • Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Powered by extremely high-frequency millimeter waves, these tiny radios may power IoT applications that require a dense network of small sensors.

  • The soft robot works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic

    Soft robots will go where first responders can’t

    Researchers have produced the first untethered soft robot that works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic.

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  • Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    The biggest challenge in building an Internet of Things is delivering network connectivity everywhere for every thing.

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  • NASA’s SMAP will track ground moisture from space

    How satellites track ground moisture from space

    The soil moisture data from NASA's SMAP mission will benefit farmers and ranchers as well as those who do flood modeling and drought monitoring.

  • Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Recent research shows machines are getting smarter and more agile, giving them the potential to replace humans in a wide array of jobs.

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  • Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard

    Disaster dashboard taps local open data

    The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard enables citizens, businesses and governments to share resources, request assistance and better understand the potential and timeline for recovery.

  • Dousing wildfires with big data

    Dousing wildfires with big data

    Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center are using sensor data and satellite information for situational wildfire surveillance.