NASA's new software could save time and fuel on flights

NASA will be testing its Traffic Aware Planner software that reads the plane's current position, altitude, flight route and other information then looks for changes that can save time and fuel.

Dynamic firewall to help defend from DDoS attacks

Dynamic firewall to help defend from DDoS attacks

With DHS funding, Waverly Labs is developing a software-defined perimeter that would open up the firewall only when it gets single packet authorization from the network client.

Array of things in Chicago

NSF funds an 'Array of Things' for environmental study in Chicago

The $3.1 million project will put 500 sensor arrays on street light poles throughout the city.

DOT funds connected-vehicle pilots in NYC, Tampa and Wyoming

DOT funds connected-vehicle pilots in NYC, Tampa and Wyoming

The Department of Transportation is testing programs for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.

Marines test augmented reality

Marines test augmented reality with real-world explosions

Marines recently conducted the first live-fire training exercises involving augmented reality.

MIT CSAIL MultiFab 3D printer

3D printing as we always imagined

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a device that can print with 10 materials at once.


Who's getting UAS exemptions from the FAA?

As more unmanned systems take to the air, government missions remain a distinct minority.

States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

In the absence of federal regulations, states are eager to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles, but advocates for the technology say legislatures are overstepping their authority and hamstringing an industry ripe for growth.

mobile and wearable technology

Closing the gap between mobile and wearable

The use of mobile technology in field work shows how the stage is being set for wearables in government.

Air Force seeks virtual training

Air Force seeks virtual training

The Air Force wants additional capabilities for live, virtual and constructive training.

In Oklahoma, beacon-powered app helps students navigate university library

Beacon-powered app helps students navigate university library

The University of Oklahoma worked with Aruba Networks to create an app to help students navigate libraries, exhibits and campus landmarks.

Eye-tracking research probes how intell analysts find needles in the haystack

Eye tracking probes how intell analysts find needles in the haystack

Sandia Lab researchers are working on a way to help track data in visual feeds and other real-life security applications that use more than just static images.

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