Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • Pushing the potential of piezoelectric devices

    Pushing the potential of piezoelectric devices

    States are exploring the use of piezoelectric sensors for generating electricity, detecting stress on bridges and monitoring pavement conditions.

  • Sending passwords securely…through your body

    Sending passwords securely…through your body

    Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to secure passwords by sending them through the human body, beyond the reach of wireless sniffers.

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    Hacking your data without touching your network

    Cybersecurity researchers show how data can be captured by near-field analysis of electromagnetic leakage.

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  • Predicting traffic congestion from cell signals

    Predicting traffic congestion from cell signals

    Researchers at MIT are working on a tool that may help city planners and traffic managers better anticipate potential traffic problems by analyzing cellphone signals.

  • Rooting out hidden code in media files

    Rooting out hidden code in media files

    In recent months steganography has gotten more sophisticated with data hidden in music and in Instagram images.

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  • Turning the IoT side channel from liability to asset

    Turning the IoT side channel from liability to asset

    By monitoring the electromagnetic emissions produced by sensors on the Internet of Things, researchers hope to be able to detect when those devices have been compromised.

  • Finally, a way to defang ransomware

    Finally, a way to defang ransomware

    Developed by University of Florida researchers, CryptoDrop can halt a process that appears to be tampering with a large amount of the user’s data.

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    NASA tracks climate change in its own backyard

    By assembling historical imagery and data, GIS specialists will be able to run time-series analyses of changes in vegetation, land use/land cover changes and land surface temperatures.

  • Predicting terrorists attacks by parsing social media traffic

    Predicting terrorists attacks by parsing social media traffic

    By monitoring the use of selected hashtags on social networks, researchers were able to track activity of ad hoc groups of extremists without having access to the individuals’ profiles.

  • Crowdsourced images create DIY Street View

    Crowdsourced images create DIY Street View

    Mapillary applies artificial intelligence to crowdsourced street-level photos to create intelligent, navigable imagery of communities around the globe.

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    DHS adds encryption requirements to responder radio equipment


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