Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • Johnson space center

    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.

  • Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

    Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

    Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed applications for the Transportation Security Administration to protect airports and for the U.S. Coast Guard to defend ports.

  • Building the tools for bug-free software

    Building the tools for bug-free software

    With detailed descriptions of how software is expected to behave, researchers believe they can verify its operations and eliminate bugs.

  • Predicting earthquake damage with big data analytics

    Seismic Concern collects data on the physical environment and integrates time- and location-sensitive population information to immediately deliver a report on earthquake hot spots to subscribing localities.

  • Providing the last leg of gigabit Internet without fiber

    Getting to gigabit Internet without fiber

    While it builds out its fiber network, Santa Cruz, Calif., is using a network of millimeter wave radios to deliver gigabit-speed Internet.

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  • Smartphone LDS

    Can your smartphone drive your car?

    By adding a laser sensor to a smartphone, researchers at MIT created a low-cost device that can deliver the high-resolution distance sensing required for robotic navigation.

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  • TaintArtist promises to detect abusive smartphone apps

    TaintArtist promises to detect abusive phone apps

    Rather than trying to screen apps for malware, researchers suggest it may be more effective to monitor the behavior of installed apps for signs of improper behavior.

  • GeoMesa tames big data for GIS in the cloud

    GeoMesa distributes geospatial data processing over the scalable resources of Hadoop, virtually eliminating the limits to the amount of data that can be managed.

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  • Universities building California Policy Lab

    Universities building California Policy Lab