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  • The soft robot works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic

    Soft robots will go where first responders can’t

    Researchers have produced the first untethered soft robot that works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic.

  • Tiny Titan

    Energy labs show off high-tech innovation

    Directors of the Department of Energy’s national labs system joined Senate leaders to raise awareness of the labs’ accomplishments in high performance computing, energy innovation.

  • GSA picks green building tech for federal test bed

    GSA picks green building tech for federal test bed

    The General Services Administration announced a list of nine technologies it will evaluate as part of its 2014 Green Proving Ground program to develop energy saving systems for federal buildings.

  • Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    The biggest challenge in building an Internet of Things is delivering network connectivity everywhere for every thing.

  • IARPA to hold open house

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will be hosting its first IARPA Day on Oct. 29-30 in the College Park, Md., area.

  • DOE, Google back quantum computing research

    The Department of Energy has funded a startup’s research into quantum security for the grid, and Google announces it will build its own quantum computer.

  • NASA’s SMAP will track ground moisture from space

    How satellites track ground moisture from space

    The soil moisture data from NASA's SMAP mission will benefit farmers and ranchers as well as those who do flood modeling and drought monitoring.

  • Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Recent research shows machines are getting smarter and more agile, giving them the potential to replace humans in a wide array of jobs.

  • Leidos to produce digital maps for intelligence community

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded Leidos a contract to provide digital mapping production services.

  • Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard

    Disaster dashboard taps local open data

    The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard enables citizens, businesses and governments to share resources, request assistance and better understand the potential and timeline for recovery.

  • Dousing wildfires with big data

    Dousing wildfires with big data

    Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center are using sensor data and satellite information for situational wildfire surveillance.

  • UW researchers use ambient Wi-Fi for power and communications

    Cutting the cord: Using ambient Wi-Fi for power and communications

    Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way to harvest power from Wi-Fi signals and use that power to communicate with standard Wi-Fi routers.

  • Digital delivery trucks

    Postal Service envisions Internet of packages and things

    The Postal Service explores how best to interconnect postal operations with the future Internet of Things, when the network can spot delays before the customer does.

  • University of Maryland opens UAS test site

    The University of Maryland has launched an unmanned aircraft systems test site in southern Maryland that will bring together leaders in academia, industry and government to accelerate UAS research.

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