The Office of Naval Research has undertaken a project to field robots that can make simple moral decisions, such as whether to help a wounded solider instead of completing an assigned task on the battlefield.
The simple act of turning on your cell phone exposes you to being tracked across the Internet – even if you have switched off location-based services.
NASA researchers are using transmission lines at Dominion Virginia Power to measure the impact of solar events on power surges -– and outages.
A team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reprogrammed a furniture-building robot to test the hoses that hydrogen-powered vehicles will use when refueling.
Built with open-source software, MapServer and Google Maps API, the King County Multi-Family Residential Parking Calculator allows users to view neighborhood parking data.
DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program aims to deliver secure, high-speed wireless networks to troops in remote locations using millimeter-wave wireless transceivers on small unmanned aerial vehicles.
Computers may not yet have feelings, but the day seems to be quickly approaching when they will be able to detect and respond to how you are feeling.
The National Hurricane Center's Potential Storm Surge Flood Map will be available online within 60 minutes of a hurricane warning, showing where flooding could occur and how deep the water could be.
Some data-centric service providers are exploring Google Glass for sending private, secure information to field investigators.
Sensors in LED streetlights can track power consumption, temperature, movement of the fixture, vibrations and ambient light – a data bonanza for cities.