emerging technology
 
  • traffic camera

    Recognition as a service joins cloud's roster of options

    The CitySync license plate RaaS solution lets governments access the recognition engine with any camera and store data in the cloud.

  • RFID and NFC enabled government identification

    The future of government ID cards

    Employee IDs cards are incorporating some relatively mature technologies that increase the level of interaction and tracking potential.

  • A phased-array radar system for UAVs

    Miniature radar may put UAVs in the air

    Researchers at the University of Denver's Unmanned Systems Research Institute have developed 'sense and avoid' technology for unmanned aerial vehicles – a phased-array radar system that weighs only 12 ounces.

  • 3D printed model of an influenza virus

    NIH launches 3D print exchange

    The public website lets users share, download and edit biomedical 3D print files that can be used to print custom laboratory equipment or models of bacteria and human anatomy.

  • GenieMD app powered by Watson

    IBM's Watson to supercharge personal medical app

    GenieMD, one of three winners of IBM's Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, aims to tap the supercomputer to provide sophisticated analysis and information to health care queries.

  • A convoy of driverless U.S. Army trucks uses Lockheed Martin AMAS technology to move along a South Carolina roadway at 40 mph.

    Unmanned convoy passes second driving demo

    The Army’s Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System successfully completed the latest round of tests validating the concept of driverless military-truck convoys.

  • DARPA's Plan X tech visualizes battle's cyber effects

    Plan X's 3D touch table and Oculus Rift will help military planners assess the cyber battlefield.

  • First overland UAS flight takes off

    The Federal Aviation Administration gave a green light to the first commercial operation of an unmanned aircraft system over land, and granted Nevada authority to operate a UAS test site.

  • Cellphone low on batteries during emergency

    Making smartphones work for us during disasters

    Similar to a phone’s airplane mode, a 'disaster mode' would help Android devices conserve energy and share information that could improve planning for disaster assistance.

  • Penguins on a melting iceberg

    USGS Climate Change Viewer opens window on our future

    The viewer visualizes data on projected changes in snowpack, soil moisture, runoff and evaporative deficit for U.S. states and counties.

  • Robotics Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool

    Robots stand guard on bridges and ports

    The attributes of precision, repetition and scale make robots ideal for tackling one of the country's biggest economic challenges: maintaining the deteriorating infrastructure of the U.S. highway system.

  • robot built by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for DARPA Robotics Challenge

    Robots step up for government work

    As robots have gotten more sophisticated and their costs have dropped, they are now taking on new roles in the broader civilian government workspace.

  • DaVinci Surgical system

    Hands-on robots: From surgery to bomb disassembly

    Although robots are not yet "smart," a new breed is emerging that can reach out and manipulate its environment in routines so precise and synchronized that a form of electronic intelligence seems to be at work.

  • Man testing ULTRA Vis heads up display at DARPA Demo Day

    DARPA shows 100+ projects at Demo Day

    The all-day event showcased the wide array of DARPA projects addressing national security challenges posed by the information revolution and the availability of sophisticated information technologies.

Topic Resources

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