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  • UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    First UAS test site powers up

    The North Dakota test site will begin research using UAS to check soil quality and the status of crops in support of precision agriculture research studies.

  • cars parked in front of apartment buildings

    How parking data drives urban planning

    Built with open-source software, MapServer and Google Maps API, the King County Multi-Family Residential Parking Calculator allows users to view neighborhood parking data.

  • Satellite orbiting Earth

    NASA revs up tech transfer with open code catalog

    NASA’s new software catalog, which pulls together programs from across the agency, is the initial effort of what could eventually result in a huge repository of NASA-developed code that will be made available to users outside of the organization.

  • Shadow UAV

    UAVs to power wireless -- anywhere

    DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program aims to deliver secure, high-speed wireless networks to troops in remote locations using millimeter-wave wireless transceivers on small unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • Exhausted woman at a computer

    Feel factor: Devices to detect and respond to users' moods

    Computers may not yet have feelings, but the day seems to be quickly approaching when they will be able to detect and respond to how you are feeling.

  • Tools for HR

    Buy or build workforce apps? It depends.

    Human resources tools now on the market are likely to offer some combination of analytical and predictive features.

  • Big data analytics for Human Resources

    Can big data solve government's HR challenges?

    A new generation of workforce applications, from recruitment to insider threat analysis, promises to bring big data tools to government's complex human resources challenges.

  • DARPA office to grow defense technologies with biology

    DARPA's new Biological Technology Office will create defense technology at the intersection of biology and the other physical sciences.

  • Storm surge maps

    Storm surge map will alert coastal residents at risk

    The National Hurricane Center's Potential Storm Surge Flood Map will be available online within 60 minutes of a hurricane warning, showing where flooding could occur and how deep the water could be.

  • Phone call in a noisy room

    Is the federal government ready for HD voice services?

    Federal agencies would lead a global transition to IP-based high-definition voice services under a plan promoted by telecom advocates.

  • Smartphone on SPHERE at International Space Station

    NASA to test Google 3D mapping smartphones

    Project Tango, Google's prototype 3D mapping smartphone, will be used by NASA to help the international space station with satellite servicing, vehicle assembly and formation flying spacecraft configurations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Disorder in the court? Check your beacon

    Beacon technology has inspired ideas for the public sector applications including ones to help people find their way around a courthouse or to locate the nearest bailiff.

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