human machine collaboration in F-35 training simulator

Man-machine combo key to future Defense innovation

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said future automation will increasingly include human-machine collaboration.

Paving the way for flexible electronics

Paving the way for flexible electronics

At the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, researchers are developing technologies to could transform everything from sensors to energy storage.

Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

According to IARPA Director Jason Matheny, researchers are making progress, but high-performance computing, machine learning and causality still need work.

PrecisionHawk LATAS drone traffic management system

How to do air traffic control for drones

PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform combines radar, satellites and cell networks, offering a consolidated interface for tracking and monitoring drone activity within the national airspace.

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The virtues of virtual law-enforcement training

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is using digital simulations to train for everything from marksmanship to making eye contact.

Can connected cars and smarter infrastructure make transit safer?

Can connected cars and smarter infrastructure make transit safer?

A new report from the GAO breaks down the benefits and challenges facing vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

The MTA is testing collision-avoidance and turn-warning systems to see if citywide deployment makes sense.

Could 3D printing help the Postal Service fabricate a brighter future?

Could 3D printing help the Postal Service fabricate a brighter future?

A report on the future of 3D printing, shipping and supply chains urges USPS to carve out a new niche.

Air Force successfully tests wearable biometric sensors

Air Force successfully tests wearable biometric sensors

A flexible and wearable patch, the BioStampRC monitors performance and body signatures from electrocardiogram to temperature.

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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.

Topic Resources

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