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  • NASA Dryden DROID small unmanned research aircraft

    The tech that will make drones safe for civilian skies

    Sense-and-avoid technologies are close to ensuring safe UAV flights on a large scale. It's mostly a matter of time, standards and FAA rules.

  • Warrior Web prototype studies the stress on soldiers

    Army's exoskeleton to help soldiers carry the load

    In order to reduce soldiers' fatigue and injury, the Warrior Web prototype reduces the stress on the troops who carry 100 pounds or more of equipment.

  • Young school boy contemplating sculpture of Rodin

    Print your own Venus de Milo, and add some arms!

    A 3D printing pioneer's project to create CAD files of some of the world's great sculptures could give students, and everyone else, a hands-on education in art.

  • Wi Vi system detects motion on the other side of a wall

    Using Wi-Fi signals to see through walls

    MIT researchers' Wi-Vi system uses two transmitters and a single receiver to detect motion on the other side of a wall or door.

  • image from AstroEngineer Moon Rover game

    NSF, NASA gamification help get STEM ed get off the ground

    The National Science Foundation funds development of STEM games such as those by Wisdom Tools, and NASA helps ensure their accuracy.

  • Abstract image depicting satellite communications

    Tapping satellite spectrum could greatly expand, improve Wi-Fi service

    Globalstar and research organization Jarvinian have successfully tested Terrestrial Low Power Service, which adapts satellite communications spectrum for Wi-Fi.

  • A lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand printed out of electrochemical inks

    Tiny 3D printed battery could power devices of the future

    A research team prints a lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand out of electrochemical inks, opening the door for microscopic medical implants, communications devices and other gear.

  • Ballista allows a single operator to simultaneously manage multiple unmanned vehicles

    New drone OS allows control of multiple types of UAS

    DreamHammer's Ballista is the first commercial software that can be integrated into the military's UCS architecture.

  • Augmented reality view of people in an airport

    Augmented reality comes into focus for government

    Advances in AR technology are opening up the field to a wide array of public-sector uses, a Deloitte report says.

  • PIV card with biometric background

    GSA wants ideas on next-gen ID management

    The agency is looking to offer better functionality and efficiency, and expanded customer support, in areas including system architecture, security, billing, reporting and service-level agreements.

  • IO mobile data center

    Could movable, modular data centers be the future?

    Units that can be added as needed can save on construction and engineering costs while giving agency IT staff flexibility.

  • Energy efficient data center

    How do gov data centers get more efficient? Let me count the ways.

    Improving efficiency is more than eliminating servers, dimming the lights and turning down the AC. There are a lot of little, but important, steps you can take.

  • Agency logos

    NASA employee mixes SVG format and, presto: Gov Webicons

    Sean Herron uses the Scalable Vector Graphics format to solve a problem with website design and creates 41 open-source agency logos that scale to display at any size.

  • Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

    NOAA's upgraded technology draws a bead on hurricane season

    With a busy storm season ahead, the agency adds more supercomputing muscle to its modeling programs.

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