Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • Santa Clara Valley Aquifer (ASI/University at Buffalo/NASA-JPL/Caltech/Google Earth/U of Basilicata)

    Dipsticking aquifers from space

    Orbiting satellites can measure the "breathing" of the earth as water is added to or drawn from underground aquifers.

  • vehicle network (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    Prototype plug-in alerts drivers to vehicle cyberattacks

    Using data-driven anomaly detection, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can tell if a hacker has modified a vehicle's electrical signaling.

  • Urban Pulse (Urban Pulse/YouTube)

    Urban Pulse maps, analyzes use of urban spaces

    Researchers have developed open source software that maps how, when and, to a degree, by whom urban spaces are being used.

  • smoke after a disaster (Sonate/Shutterstock.com)

    Fog mesh to the rescue when disaster strikes

    Researchers are building a fog-enabled infrastructure that would let edge devices communicate even when there is no internet connection.

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  • mobile cell service with a drone (University of North Texas)

    Flying cell towers could power communications in disaster areas

    The quickly deployable communications network could deliver cell service to first responders and disaster victims.

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  • data center (ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com)

    Goosing flash for more efficient data centers

    MIT researchers have solved flash memory's speed problem, making it possible to reduce power consumption of data center caches by 90 percent.

  • dogfighting drone (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)

    Teaching drones to dogfight

    Teams from Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School tested the dogfighting skills of their swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • searching on computer (Urupong Phunkoed/Shutterstock.com)

    Using crowds to teach AI to search smarter

    A team at the University of Texas at Austin using crowdsourced input to train its machine-learning algorithms to create a more intelligent search engine.

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  • augmented reality training (Army Research Laboratory)

    Army seeks virtual training environment for squads