smart city challenge

City mayors make final pitches in Smart City Challenge

The finalists explained how they would use technology and prize money to make their cities safer and easier to navigate.

Countdown starts for space-based cloud storage

Countdown starts for space-based cloud storage

SpaceBelt, a satellite-based data center network infrastructure, proposes to circumvent terrestrial network logjams, evade hackers and cut data security and management costs.

DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

The Fundamental Limits of Learning program aims to build a theoretical framework for teaching machines to generalize their existing knowledge to new situations.

 Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Technology Services built a drivers license quiz application for Amazon Echo using the Alexa digital assistant.

NRO adds cubesats to its fleet

NRO adds cubesats to its fleet

With the small, inexpensive cubesats, missions for National Reconnaissance Office and its partners are now more affordable.

Can the Postal Service put blockchain to work?

Can the Postal Service put blockchain to work?

A new report explores the potential ways the technology behind Bitcoin could help USPS reinvent its mission.

Companies test drive PNNL technologies with exploratory licenses

Companies test drive PNNL technologies with exploratory licenses

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s agreement gives companies six months to test a technology before deciding whether to purchase a full license.

Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is interested in technologies improving anticipatory intelligence, analysis, operations and data collection.

DARPA director clear-eyed and cautious on AI

DARPA director clear-eyed and cautious on AI

Arati Prabhakar, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director, cautioned against reliance on the current generation of artificial intelligence to solve complex problems.

Cracking the code on DNA-based storage

Cracking the code on DNA-based storage

Researchers demonstrate workable data retrieval, while Microsoft is buying millions of DNA strands for further testing.

NASA’s UTM test

Drone traffic control system test gets thumbs up

Despite a long road ahead, a first test of the UAS traffic management system demonstrated significant progress in integrating drones into the national airspace.

San Jose

San José partners with Facebook for high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi

San José, Calif., will be working with Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to pilot its Terragraph system, a 60-gigahertz wireless system for high-density areas.


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