Smartphone on SPHERE at International Space Station

NASA to test Google 3D mapping smartphones

Project Tango, Google's prototype 3D mapping smartphone, will be used by NASA to help the international space station with satellite servicing, vehicle assembly and formation flying spacecraft configurations.

Q-warrior

DOD may get helmet-mounted display

BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.

Alaska

Alaska's scale puts USGS mapping systems to the test

A USGS project to create 3D maps of the continental United States uses special high altitude, cloud-penetrating radar to collect data across Alaska’s remote expanses.

chip

Scientists develop chips for super fast cloud data transfers

The technology could download an ultra-high definition 4K movie or 40,000 songs from the cloud in seconds at speeds of 200 to 400 gigabit/sec, IBM said.

DARPA

DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

Advanced algorithms, software and human-machine interfaces are needed to help battlefield commanders manage the growing scale and complexity of operations.

flooding

Flood-risk planners await next-generation laser mapping

USGS, NOAA and FEMA use LiDAR elevation mapping technology to improve flood-risk assessments.

Navy virtual reality

Virtual reality headset helps Navy simulate future workspaces

The Office of Naval Research, working with USC's Institute for Creative Technologies, has developed a way to give Naval leaders a virtual view of their operational future.

Army CoCreate

Army taps crowd for rapid, tactical tech solutions

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force partnered with Local Motors to develop ArmyCoCreate, an online platform that lets soldiers and civilians collaborate on Army solutions.

ladee

NASA readies laser comm for lift off

As radio frequency communications near the limit for sending data in outer space, NASA says ultra-fast laser-based technology is ready to fill the role.

data

Lawrence Livermore explores the shape of data, expanding query-free analytics

The national lab is using a new technique, topological data analysis, to extract meaning from large and varied data sets through a collaboration with commercial DARPA spinoff, Ayasdi Inc.

password

2014: A tipping point for password authentication

With advances in research on new token-based and biometric identification systems, it's time for the government to bid adieu to the common password.

chess

Cyberthreats for 2014: Not just the usual suspects

Public-sector cybersecurity experts predict that threats will not change dramatically in 2014 but will seek new platforms, including bring your own cloud, the Internet of Things and wearable computing.

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