Researchers at Brown University have found a way to make 3-D scans from digital cameras

3-D scans from smartphones?

Researchers at Brown University have found a way to make 3-D scans from inexpensive digital cameras.

Agencies begin smartwatch tech countdown

Agencies begin smartwatch tech countdown

Because wearable technology has yet to take off, governments are proceeding with caution, primarily creating citizen-facing apps.

ONR builds an immersive future with mixed reality

ONR builds an immersive future with mixed reality

The Office of Naval Research’s new laboratory leverages both augmented and virtual reality for more efficient and cost-effective training, maintenance and operations.

drone technology

When drones can regulate themselves

Industry experts recently explained to lawmakers how unmanned aerial systems technology can ease the challenges of integrating drones into the national airspace.


Sandia's PANTHER predicts movement

Researchers have developed a way to store and represent trajectories so that computers can compare them more efficiently -- helping human analysts separate signals from noise.

smartphone access to IoT in home

Making mobile phones the authentication hubs for smart homes

With funding from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, the pilots address barriers to the identity ecosystem and seed the marketplace with “NSTIC-aligned” solutions to enhance privacy, security and convenience in online transactions.


NASA’s R5 robots are off to school

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University will each receive an R5 robot and funding to research improving its autonomy.

ARL finds untapped brain power with EEGs

Army finds untapped brain power with EEGs

Researchers at the Army Research Lab are developing methods for using EEGs to improve soldiers’ performance.

human machine collaboration in F-35 training simulator

Man-machine combo key to future Defense innovation

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said future automation will increasingly include human-machine collaboration.

Paving the way for flexible electronics

Paving the way for flexible electronics

At the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, researchers are developing technologies to could transform everything from sensors to energy storage.

Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

According to IARPA Director Jason Matheny, researchers are making progress, but high-performance computing, machine learning and causality still need work.

PrecisionHawk LATAS drone traffic management system

How to do air traffic control for drones

PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform combines radar, satellites and cell networks, offering a consolidated interface for tracking and monitoring drone activity within the national airspace.

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