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.

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.

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.

DARPA to test neuroprosthetic devices that help restore memory loss

DARPA to test devices that help restore memory

DARPA researchers aim to develop 'neuroprosthetics,' implantable wireless interfaces to help restore memory to victims of traumatic brain injury.

Army tests driverless vehicles in 'living lab'

Federal installations and universities are test beds for implementing autonomous vehicles in public environments.

HP Apollo 8000 water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Because of its cooling power, the HP Apollo 8000 can pack more servers in a smaller space than traditional systems – up to 144 servers per rack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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