Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • 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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  • Placemeter

    New York tests video analytics for foot traffic

    New York City has partnered with analytics firm Placemeter to map the flow of pedestrian traffic through the city to help understand and anticipate the demand for new public services and business opportunities.

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  • flash flood

    Repurposing technology: GPS used to predict hazards

    Scientists are taking advantage of a network of hundreds of GPS stations in Southern California to predict hazardous events such as earthquakes and flash floods.

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  • traffic

    Really? Cones for a traffic study?

    These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.