Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Shadow UAV

    UAVs to power wireless -- anywhere

    DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program aims to deliver secure, high-speed wireless networks to troops in remote locations using millimeter-wave wireless transceivers on small unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • Exhausted woman at a computer

    Feel factor: Devices to detect and respond to users' moods

    Computers may not yet have feelings, but the day seems to be quickly approaching when they will be able to detect and respond to how you are feeling.

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  • Storm surge maps

    Storm surge map will alert coastal residents at risk

    The National Hurricane Center's Potential Storm Surge Flood Map will be available online within 60 minutes of a hurricane warning, showing where flooding could occur and how deep the water could be.

  • man wearing Google Glass

    Can Google Glass fight fraud in government programs?

    Some data-centric service providers are exploring Google Glass for sending private, secure information to field investigators.

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  • LED streetlight with sensors

    LEDs light the way… and collect city data

    Sensors in LED streetlights can track power consumption, temperature, movement of the fixture, vibrations and ambient light – a data bonanza for cities.

  • Wi-Fi Virus

    Wi-Fi virus: Much ado about (almost) nothing

    Researchers at the University of Liverpool made a splash in the media recently when they announced that they had demonstrated the first virus to infect a wireless network.

  • digital pen

    New pen technologies a natural fit for government

    The new generation of digital pens can do much more than draw lines on tablets, thanks to advances not only in pen technologies but also in biometrics and handwriting recognition.

  • phased array

    World War II tech re-enlists as a smart antenna

    “Beamsteering,” which uses antenna arrays to point radio signals at a specific target, is drawing interest from industry and the Defense Department.

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  • radiation

    Smartphones may be our first line of defense against radiation

    Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have come up with a new application for smartphones that Mr. Spock would appreciate: detecting gamma radiation.

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  • killswitch

    Cellphone kill switch a no-brainer

    A California legislator has proposed a cellphone kill switch to curb rapid rise in smartphone thefts. Arguments against it just don't hold water.

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