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  • 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.

  • How protosketching can speed digital development

    How protosketching can help digital development

    A three-hour protosketching session allows for more timely and less risky software development, according to 18F, the government’s digital services agency.

  • Sensors on a combine enable precision agriculture

    Sowing the Internet of Things into agriculture

    The National Agricultural Statistics Service wants to use the Internet of Things to glean data from sensors on farm machinery in an effort to boost precision agriculture.

  • Alliance proposes low-power wireless protocol for IoT

    Alliance proposes low-power wireless protocol for IoT

    A group of computer and networking firms formed an alliance to standardize on the use of low-power wide-area networks to support the Internet of Things.

  • Census wants tools to identify address changes

    Census wants tools to identify address changes

    The Census Bureau issued a request for information for tools to flag potential changes in addresses, roads and boundaries that might affect the accuracy of the 2020 census.

  • Veniam’s networking service collects data from sensors and delivers Wi-Fi connectivity

    A network for the Internet of (moving) Things

    Veniam’s networking service not only collects data from sensors – whether stationary or deployed on fleets of vehicles – but also delivers Wi-Fi connectivity to those within range of the vehicles.

  • Citizen engagement trends

    Citizen engagement tools deliver ‘government your way’

    Consumer technologies are finding new uses in government as agencies find ways to deliver services to citizens wherever and however they need them.

  • Steve Buerger is leading a Sandia National Laboratories project to demonstrate how energy efficient biped walking robots could become. Increased efficiency could enable bots to operate for much longer periods of time without recharging batteries, an important factor in emergency situations.

    Sandia powers up robot tech

    Sandia National Labs' energy-efficient platforms could help any robots entered in the DARPA Challenge extend their battery life.

  • Argonne sets new marks for high-speed data transfer

    Argonne sets new marks for high-speed data transfer

    Argonne National Laboratory researchers moved 65 terabytes of data between storage centers in Ottawa and New Orleans in under 100 minutes.

  • Privacy accessories for the secure and stylish

    Privacy wearables and accessories for the secure – and stylish

    After the wakeup call from the Sony hack, people inside and outside of government are taking a harder look at protecting their personal information – and vendors are ready with solutions from stylish privacy accessories to secure communications ecosystems.

Topic Resources

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