Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • 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.

  • Self-learning software that builds itself

    Self-learning software that builds itself

    Researchers have developed a machine-learning system that can assemble code components into a program to meet goals set by the human developers.

  • ‘Living Bridge’ pioneers smart infrastructure

    ‘Living Bridge’ pioneers smart infrastructure

    Lights and sensors monitoring the structure and environmental conditions around New Hampshire’s Memorial Bridge are powered by underwater turbines.

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  • states claim DHS probed election systems without permission

    Two more states claim DHS probed election systems without permission


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