Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Cellphone low on batteries during emergency

    Making smartphones work for us during disasters

    Similar to a phone’s airplane mode, a 'disaster mode' would help Android devices conserve energy and share information that could improve planning for disaster assistance.

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  • Penguins on a melting iceberg

    USGS Climate Change Viewer opens window on our future

    The viewer visualizes data on projected changes in snowpack, soil moisture, runoff and evaporative deficit for U.S. states and counties.

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  • LatentGesture from GaTech and GOTCHA from CMU in background

    Inkblots and gestures: Getting creative about security

    Because today’s cell phones contain more data than many desktop computers, improving security for mobile devices is becoming a priority.

  • Army medical robot

    Can we delegate moral decisions to robots?

    The Office of Naval Research has undertaken a project to field robots that can make simple moral decisions, such as whether to help a wounded solider instead of completing an assigned task on the battlefield.

  • Runner with smartphone strapped to arm

    The dark side of the Internet of Everything

    The simple act of turning on your cell phone exposes you to being tracked across the Internet – even if you have switched off location-based services.

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  • 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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