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WiFi scanners offer inexpensive security

A Rutgers research project delivers X-ray machine-like scanning of bags for less than one-tenth the cost.

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Considerations for a successful blockchain pilot

A new report from Deloitte outlines six factors for government agencies interested in starting a blockchain pilot.

The prototype computer mouse Doug Engelbart used in his demo.  Photo by Michael Hicks: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douglas_Engelbart%27s_prototype_mouse_-_Computer_History_Museum.jpg

How the 'mother of all demos' changed the world

In 1968, computers got personal as Douglas Engelbart made people re-think what computers can do.

Spraying an antenna onto a flat surface.  Source: Drexel University Nanomaterials Lab

Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future

Wearable monitors, flexible smart clothes, industrial sensors and medical sensors will be much more effective if their antennas are lightweight and flexible.

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What legislators are learning about blockchain

A report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government details recent roundtable discussions from the Congressional Blockchain Caucus.

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Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices

Researchers working on "papertronics" used bacteria to develop a paper battery that’s recyclable and biodegradable, as well as reliable enough to actually use.

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Cryptojacking: The canary in the coalmine?

The theft of CPU power to mine cryptocurrencies does more than siphon off agency resources -- it also opens the door for more malware to affect machines and networks.

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How simulations ease drone integration

NASA's simulations are helping the agency understand what a future drone traffic management system will look like.

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Stick-on health sensors for emergency response

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a wearable suite of sensors first responders can use track multiple victims' medical data.

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DOD's roadmap to integrated unmanned systems

Looking 25 years into the future, DOD's domain-agnostic approach focuses on interoperability, autonomy, network security and human-machine collaboration.

What you can do today to protect against quantum computing

U.S. needs quantum investment, coordinated strategy, experts say

Greater government support for quantum computing research will help ensure the U.S. does not fall behind in the revolutionary technology.

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How it works: The Army’s laser-powered drone project

Multiple lasers will be shot through a series of mirrors to create a single, larger laser beam that targets a photovoltaic cell on a drone.

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