Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • satellite beam (Johan Swanepoel/Shutterstock.com)

    Uncrackable encryption could be on the horizon

    Recent experiments have shown it’s possible to transmit photons over long distances, major strides toward the goal of quantum cryptography.

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  • Brown University student controlling remote MIT robot with VR (Brown Human Robot/YouTube)

    Putting remote control of robots within everyone's reach

    Researchers are developing software that works with off-the-shelf virtual reality headsets to put remote control of robots within the reach of any developer.

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  • NASA mission control during Apollo 10 (NASA)

    A giant technical leap in speech recognition

    Researchers have digitized and transcribed thousands of hours of audio conversations between astronauts, mission-control specialists and back-room support staff during the Apollo moon missions.

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  • game theory (ImageFlow/Shutterstock.com)

    Using game theory to protect networks, infrastructure

    Researchers are using game theory and behavioral economics to better understand how people make decisions about protecting sensitive assets.

  • Santa Clara Valley Aquifer (ASI/University at Buffalo/NASA-JPL/Caltech/Google Earth/U of Basilicata)

    Dipsticking aquifers from space

    Orbiting satellites can measure the "breathing" of the earth as water is added to or drawn from underground aquifers.

  • vehicle network (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    Prototype plug-in alerts drivers to vehicle cyberattacks

    Using data-driven anomaly detection, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can tell if a hacker has modified a vehicle's electrical signaling.

  • Urban Pulse (Urban Pulse/YouTube)

    Urban Pulse maps, analyzes use of urban spaces

    Researchers have developed open source software that maps how, when and, to a degree, by whom urban spaces are being used.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    GSA to agencies: Tap MGT for emerging tech


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