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.

Soldier avatars drive down testing costs

Soldier avatars to drive down testing costs

The Army could soon be turning to avatars as a less expensive alternative for testing everything from military gear to medical applications.

Black hornet drone

Army fills in details on micro drone RFI

Following a request for information asking for Soldier Borne Sensors for individual soldiers, military leaders addressed some configuration and procurement particulars.

block chain on the horizon for government

Blockchain on the government horizon

The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to address government trust and security issues.

DARPA calls on DIYers for weaponized tech

DARPA calls on DIYers for weaponized tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks proposals that convert commercial technologies into security threats.

solar cells in village

Interagency teams take up diplomacy challenge

From nearly 500 submissions, six finalist teams were selected at the D3 Innovation Summit for their solutions to that leverage technology to solve global problems.

drone technology

How hackable are first responders' quadcopters?

A researcher presenting at the RSA Security Conference said he can hack and hijack a popular drone model via two separate system vulnerabilities.

5 tech challenges holding back robotics

5 tech challenges holding back robotics

While governments are eyeing increased use of robotics, a new report identifies five technological challenges limiting widespread adoption.

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

The research agency underwrites a project to help document a system's effectiveness at protecting user data.

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