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  • Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Using the Virtual Battlespace platform and a Kinect controller, a computer scientist at the Naval Research Lab built ROVER, a simulator that allows human handlers to practice emergency response with canine partners.

  • Can quantum speed code-breaking tech?

    National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Maryland and National Security Agency have formed a new center for quantum computing science.

  • Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Researchers have just demonstrated a device with an optical sensor that can grab an unattached USB cable and insert it into a USB port.

  • Trans-Atlantic ESnet

    High-speed transatlantic network supports faster data exchange

    When the Large Hadron Collider comes back online in spring 2015, ESnet will be ready to handle the vastly increased data load.

  • DARPA in search of universal translator tech

    DARPA in search of universal translator tech

    DARPA aims to dramatically advance computational linguistics and language technology to enable rapid, low-cost development of capabilities for low-resource languages.

  • RoadRunner traffic routing system

    Traffic cure? RoadRunner automates routing

    Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a simple system that uses virtual tokens tracked over wireless networks to detect traffic congestion and reroute traffic.

  • Advanced tech saves agencies energy, costs

    How the US will build a power-hungry future with less energy

    Sensor networks, artificial intelligence and building simulators are helping agencies lower energy consumption and costs.

  • Space Station to offer same-day delivery of experiments to home labs

    Space Station to offer same-day delivery of experiments to home labs

    International Space Station partners are developing a terrestrial return vehicle that will provide on-demand, rapid return of experimental results and materials from the space station back to Earth.

  • Michigan Tech

    Powerbots restore power after disasters

    Researchers are building teams of robots that can be sent unattended into damaged facilities to detect the power requirements and reconnect or deliver power from batteries they carry.

  • Researchers pilot future of air traffic system for drones

    Researchers pilot air traffic control system for drones

    NASA, industry and university researches race to find air traffic control systems best suited to managing unmanned vehicles in domestic airspace.

  • FAA, industry to speed NextGen tech deployment

    FAA, industry to speed NextGen tech deployment

    Federal Aviation Administration announced that the agency and the aviation community have agreed on a plan that accelerates the delivery of key NextGen technologies over the next three years.

  • Albedo measure the solar reflection of rooftops

    Retooling USDA imagery to cool cities

    Lawrence Berkeley researchers were able to use existing data collected by the National Agriculture Imagery Program to analyze and display the albedo – or solar reflectance – of rooftops.

  • Driverless-vehicle tech on the move

    Practice lanes for driverless-vehicle tech

    Autonomous vehicles will learn to navigate the complexities of urban and suburban driving in two recently established off-road cities.

  • ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    Dartmouth’s ZEBRA program uses a sensor bracelet that compares subtle wrist movements with keyboard inputs to authenticate -- and deauthenticate -- computers users.

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