Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Power lines at sunset

    Can NASA help keep the lights on?

    NASA researchers are using transmission lines at Dominion Virginia Power to measure the impact of solar events on power surges -– and outages.

  • robot for testing hoses to be used to refuel hydrogen vehicles

    NREL calls up down-and-out robot to science big leagues

    A team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reprogrammed a furniture-building robot to test the hoses that hydrogen-powered vehicles will use when refueling.

  • cars parked in front of apartment buildings

    How parking data drives urban planning

    Built with open-source software, MapServer and Google Maps API, the King County Multi-Family Residential Parking Calculator allows users to view neighborhood parking data.

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  • 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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