The X-47B stealth drone, designed to fly missions on its own, represents something of a breakthrough in robotic technology.
The system's instruments monitor everything from temperature to soil moisture.
Next year is likely to be a tipping point when agencies will have to make landmark decisions about the types of client machines they use.
Plans to develop automated systems for cybersecurity will build on models like DOE's Smart Grid and FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system.
Government researchers are using the human immune system as a model for building a cybersecurity ecosystem, whose features would include automation, interoperability and authentication technologies.
A multiagency group hopes to create a cyber ecosystem that could learn to automatically assess and respond to threats. Where would humans fit in the loop?
Over the years, NOAA has sent various data-taking probes deep into the Arctic Ocean looking for answers about climate change. In this latest, extreme test of technology endurance, the agency's swimming robots deliver high science at low cost.
Software such as Inmint’s Vidhance lets UAVs track objects, reduce blur and stabilize video feeds.
The 60 GHz band to be used with the 802.11ac will add a huge amount of bandwidth, but risks signal loss over distance. "Beamforming" could solve the problem.
Flaws in the voter databases in Mayland and Washington state would allow hackers to effectively prevent people from voting, the New York Times reports.
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