Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • smoke after a disaster (Sonate/Shutterstock.com)

    Fog mesh to the rescue when disaster strikes

    Researchers are building a fog-enabled infrastructure that would let edge devices communicate even when there is no internet connection.

  • mobile cell service with a drone (University of North Texas)

    Flying cell towers could power communications in disaster areas

    The quickly deployable communications network could deliver cell service to first responders and disaster victims.

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  • data center (ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com)

    Goosing flash for more efficient data centers

    MIT researchers have solved flash memory's speed problem, making it possible to reduce power consumption of data center caches by 90 percent.

  • dogfighting drone (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)

    Teaching drones to dogfight

    Teams from Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School tested the dogfighting skills of their swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • searching on computer (Urupong Phunkoed/Shutterstock.com)

    Using crowds to teach AI to search smarter

    A team at the University of Texas at Austin using crowdsourced input to train its machine-learning algorithms to create a more intelligent search engine.

  • desert (Evdoha_spb/Shutterstock.com)

    Using AI to monitor borders and deploy responders

    Researchers are building a system that monitors cameras from Border Patrol ground and air vehicles and determines the most effective response to incursions.

  • secure operating system

    Building a secure OS from the ground up

    Designed by researchers as a software-defined hypervisor, S2OS will be protected from application hacks and centrally manage networking, storage and computing resources.

  • machine-level malware (Inked Pixels/Shutterstock.com)

    Using neural nets to snag malware before it strikes

    NFrame, a hardware-based artificial neural network monitors the details of program activity at the machine level, learning how programs should execute.

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  • fraud investigation (Shutterstock.com)

    Tracking down 'most wanted' insurance fraud suspects