emerging technology
 
  • Virtual test bed for squadX

    DARPA developing test bed for squad-level tech

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has contracted for a virtual test bed for its Squad X Core Technologies program.

  • States crack down on driver

    States crack down on driver's license fraud

    States increasingly are employing facial recognition software to compare driver’s license or ID photos with other images on file.

  • Dashboard for Oakland police

    Oakland builds real-time crime apps for residents, police

    When the city’s IT team created a public-facing app for its 911 data, it simultaneously built a more detailed dashboard for officers.

  • Early signs of a HoloLens ecosystem

    Early signs of a HoloLens ecosystem

    The first HoloLens software development company launched last week, while Microsoft is offering research-and-development grants for its mixed-reality technology.

  • hoverbike

    Army moves closer to hoverbike

    A feasibility study indicated a successful performance of the Army Research Lab’s tactical reconnaissance vehicle, which will now move toward the prototype phase.

  • NASA, Microsoft team up for virtual assistance

    NASA, Microsoft team up for virtual assistance

    The Sidekick project aims to give astronauts earthbound expert assistance when and where they need it.

  • Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

    Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

    A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

  • algorithms for fact checking

    Fact verification as easy as spellcheck?

    Researchers at Indiana University are working on knowledge graphs that use semantic relatedness between concepts to determine the likely truth of a statement.

  • Last chance for the GCN reader survey

    Speak up: Last chance for the GCN reader survey

    GCN has been evolving and adapting to cover public sector IT for 34 years -- we'd love your input as we plan for 2015 and beyond.

  • NASA building air-traffic control for low-flying drones

    NASA building air-traffic control for low-flying drones

    NASA is researching ways to give UAS operators real-time flight information to increase the safety of the national airspace.

  • autonomous vehicle research in virginia to ease traffic congestion

    Beltway bots: Virginia to test self-driving cars

    The vehicles will be tested on more than 70 miles of roadway in Northern Virginia – some of the most congested corridors in the United States.

  • Veterans to get virtual rehab

    Veterans to get virtual rehab

    Researchers have developed a way for patients and therapists to conduct virtual visits, evaluations and even exercises.

  • NASA awards crowdsourcing contracts

    NASA awards crowdsourcing contracts

    Ten firms will help NASA tap into global expertise.

  • DARPA researching inter-satellite communications

    DARPA researching inter-satellite communications

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to let constellations of small satellites transfer data among themselves.

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