Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

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    SatPaq to the rescue with satellite texting

    Embedded in a smartphone case, the device uses microwaves to send text messages via geostationary satellites.

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    Predicting suicide attacks by analyzing similarities

    By analyzing features and patterns in recent attacks, researchers may be able to predict not only the characteristics of future attacks, but timing and location as well.

  • Microelectromechanical device with micro mirror mounted in system to direct infrared laser light to the receiver (photo by Patrick Mansell / Penn State)

    Cool, cable-free data centers via laser data transmission

    Researchers have demonstrated that infrared lasers can be used to send high-speed, low-error data streams from equipment mounted on top of server racks.

  • Putting HoloLens to work inspecting infrastructure (University of Cambridge/YouTube)

    Putting HoloLens to work inspecting infrastructure

    Mixed reality apps will combine images and existing modeling data to help HoloLens-wearing inspectors quickly evaluate a structure’s integrity and construction progress.

  • Securing IoT devices from within

    Securing IoT devices from within

    To ensure mutual authentication, a new solution uses a small chip that is preloaded with unique cryptographic codes to allow data to be transmitted more securely from an IoT device to the cloud.

  • Port of San Diego (Wikimedia Commons)

    Algorithm mimics evolution to aid disaster recovery

    Researchers have created an algorithm that quickly weighs the available information about transportation infrastructure, the damage sustained and repair resources and presents the best recovery strategies.

  • Enhancing GPS with ‘signals of opportunity’

    Enhancing GPS with ‘signals of opportunity’

    Wi-Fi, cellular LTE and digital television signals can -- with a lot of technical magic -- be retasked to track locations.

  • Predicting power outages from soil moisture data

    Predicting power outages from soil moisture data

    With data on soil moisture collected from a NASA satellite, researchers were able predict power outages with 91 percent accuracy five days before Hurricane Matthew raked the East Coast in early October.

  • Sensor-equipped cockroaches to the rescue

    Sensor-equipped cockroaches to the rescue

    Biobots can be dispatched into damaged buildings or other hazardous environments to collect data.

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    Don't forget: Tech is only a tool


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