Emerging Tech

Beijing invests in virtual humans

The city government wants to invest nearly $900 million to build a technology, business and governance ecosystem for virtual humans that leverages Web3 technologies.

Farmers can save water with wireless technologies, but there are challenges – like transmitting data through mud

Using wireless sensor technology, farmers can monitor the condition of crop soil and increase their water usage efficiency.

Semiconductor bill to fund 20 regional technology hubs

The CHIPS and Science Act authorized $10 billion for the hubs, in an effort to expand tech jobs and manufacturing beyond the country’s traditional innovation powerhouses.

Cheaper 3D printing uses little nozzles and a ‘slicer’

The new approach increases printing resolution and size as well as significantly decreases printing time.

The time is now for quantum-safe security

Agencies must understand what data is at risk and mitigate that risk with crypto-agile solutions as post quantum crypto standards are finalized.

Mixed reality headset helps measure forests

With a Microsoft Hololens and the VegSense app, researchers have developed a suitable, low-cost alternative to traditional classical field measurements of vegetation below the canopy.

It’s time for digital self-sovereign identity

As digital IDs gain momentum, their shortcomings—and the need for digital, decentralized self-sovereign identity—become more apparent.

Blockchain, Web3 and the potential for government transformation

Blockchain brings accountability and transparency to municipal processes and empowers constituents more than ever before.

New quantum hardware could allow computers to process information more naturally

Current quantum computers are stuck using binary processes designed for traditional computers.

Cross-pollination among neuroscience, psychology and AI research yields a foundational understanding of thinking

The Common Model of Cognition, which divides humanlike thought into multiple modules, both explains human thinking and provides a blueprint for true artificial intelligence.

Federated learning uses the data right on our devices

In addition to protecting privacy, federated learning could make training machine-learning models more resource-efficient by cutting down and sometimes eliminating big data transfers.

Surveillance is pervasive: Yes, you are being watched, even if no one is looking for you

It’s important to recognize how physical and digital tracking work together.

'Digital human' teaches how to walk to protect your knees

Knee-pain suffers can learn new ways of walking through a detailed computer simulation.

From in-crowds to power couples, network science uncovers the hidden structure of community dynamics

Researchers found a way to detect powerful “inner circles” in large organizations simply by studying networks that map emails being sent among employees.

State explores drone skyway

Michigan is investigating the data and networking infrastructure required for commercial drones flying in shared air mobility corridors beyond the operator’s visual line of sight.