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  • 3D printed weather stations predict flash floods

    3D printed weather stations predict flash floods

    USAID is using 3D printers to build weather stations to better predict flash floods in underdeveloped nations.

  • 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.

  • IoT conundrum: How to power buried sensors

    A researcher at Michigan State University has developed technology that can generate electrical power to buried or implanted sensors.

  • 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.

  • Using smartphones for ID authentication

    Using smartphones for ID authentication

    The technology built into most smartphones can provide more sophisticated authentication than a paper drivers’ license or passport.

  • 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.

  • How to avoid the coming ‘dark age’ for digital records

    How to avoid the coming ‘dark age’ for digital records

    Google vice president Vint Cerf warns of an upcoming digital dark age, when documents, photos and other historical objects may be lost to history because the software needed to access them no longer exists.

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