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.

Microsoft

Microsoft tests undersea data center pod

Project Natick reflects Microsoft’s pursuit of sustainable data center solutions that offer lower cooling costs and less latency.

Are we thinking about artificial intelligence all wrong?

Are we thinking about artificial intelligence all wrong?

Computer scientist Jerry Kaplan talks about automation and its implications for many government functions

Road to driverless vehicles paved with risk

Road to driverless vehicles paved with risk

Questions on safety standards and cybersecurity still need to be answered before connected and autonomous vehicles make their way onto the nations roadways.

What does it take to build agile robots?

What does it take to build agile robots?

The Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition aims to make industrial robots more capable, versatile, collaborative and easier to program.

Facial recognition app may help spot PTSD

Facial recognition app may help spot PTSD

Facial recognition technology now being tested to identify autism in children may help screen for other illnesses, such as post traumatic stress disorder.

IARPA brain inspired computing

IARPA scopes out brain-inspired computing

Neurally inspired computing principles could deliver practical benefits for next-generation computers, according to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Army scores NFL funding for brain injury mitigation tech

Army scores NFL funding for brain injury mitigation tech

The Army Research Lab recently won funding as a finalist in the Head Health Challenge II for its solution to mitigate and prevent head injuries.

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