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  • 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.

  • What’s keeping drones from taking off

    What’s keeping drones from taking off

    Despite an FAA proposed rule to integrate unmanned aircraft into national airspace for commercial purposes, technology has not allowed for safe long-distance operation,

  • Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

    Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

    The Gazebo simulator is helping DARPA develop prosthetic limbs with intuitive controls and sensory feedback.

  • DARPA makes strides in searching the ‘deep web’

    DARPA makes strides in searching the ‘deep web’

    The Defense Department’s research arm has developed a search engine that lets investigators find and analyze data in the ‘deep web,’ a swath of the Internet inaccessible with conventional tools.

  • Pushing cell service to remote areas, disaster zones

    Pushing cell service to remote areas, disaster zones

    Endaga's CCN1 low-power, open source cellular network provides voice and data service to standard mobile phones.

  • Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer

    Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer

    The announcement of the OnSight application jointly developed by NASA and Microsoft is just the latest experiment by government to harness augmented reality to advance agency missions.

  • NASA Microsoft preview era of holographic computing

    NASA, Microsoft preview the era of holographic computing

    NASA will use its Onsight software with Microsoft's HoloLens goggles to expand the way its scientists interact with machines on Mars or collaborate in virtual workgroups.

Topic Resources

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