drone technology

How hackable are first responders' quadcopters?

A researcher presenting at the RSA Security Conference said he can hack and hijack a popular drone model via two separate system vulnerabilities.

5 tech challenges holding back robotics

5 tech challenges holding back robotics

While governments are eyeing increased use of robotics, a new report identifies five technological challenges limiting widespread adoption.

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

The research agency underwrites a project to help document a system's effectiveness at protecting user data.

Air Force seeks autonomous systems that learn and adapt

Air Force seeks autonomous systems that learn and adapt

As adversaries continue to bolster their technology-based capabilities, the Air Force seeks resilient systems to thwart disruptions and sustain operations.

Fingerprinting from a distance

Fingerprinting from a distance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing ways to measure image fidelity in contactless fingerprinting.

3D printed drone

3-D printing on the fly

The Army Research Laboratory is looking for ways to quickly get customized 3-D printed drones into soldiers’ hands.

Another great leap for GPS?

Another great leap for GPS?

Researchers have found a way to let low-power mobile devices pinpoint their location to within a few centimeters.

NASA putting humans on Mars (virtually)

NASA putting humans on Mars (virtually)

The Mars 2030 virtual-reality game will let users explore the Red Planet without leaving their own homes.

The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex

New York to build emerging tech R&D center

The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex on the University of Albany campus will provide the state’s technology industry with more resources to drive economic growth.

cities respond to DOT smart cities challenge

77 cities respond to Smart City Challenge

The winner of the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge will receive more than $50 million in funding and support to improve its transportation network.

Reverse engineering neural nets to improve machine learning

Reverse-engineering the brain to improve machine learning

Researchers are working to decipher how the brain’s visual system processes information in hopes of advancing machine learning algorithms and computer vision.

Skin sensing camera

AF prototypes skin-sensing camera

The system developed at the Air Force Institute of Technology detects melanin to differentiate human skin from other materials.

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