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  • AcademyScope visualizes research library

    Picture this: AcademyScope visualizes research library

    The National Academies Press’s AcademyScope makes it easy to browse related research and to download reports in PDF format.

  • 5G wireless networking explained

    5G will power the Internet of Things – and governments

    Although 5G technology is still at a nascent stage of development, citizens and government will soon demand it to power a real-time connected world.

  • DARPA’s EDICT would boost WAN resilience

    DARPA’s EDICT would boost WAN resilience

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is expected to launch a research effort to strengthen the resilience and security of military wide-area networks.

  • battlespace awareness for the Navy

    Battlespace awareness through big data

    The Navy and Esri are combining the massive amounts of data available from satellite and other remote-sensing platforms with the analytic tools of geospatial information systems.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the 2014 Reagan National Defense Forum

    Hagel outlines new Defense innovation efforts

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a new Defense Innovation Initiative that will identify and develop advanced technologies, ensuring that the United States has a competitive technological advantage.

  • Expedition 39 flight engineer and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson activates the Veggie plant growth system and Veg-01 experiment in the Columbus module on the International Space Station.

    Galactic Grant Competition to fund space station research

    Massachusetts announced a Galactic Grant Competition for commonwealth-based life science companies to conduct research on the International Space Station.

  • Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Using the Virtual Battlespace platform and a Kinect controller, a computer scientist at the Naval Research Lab built ROVER, a simulator that allows human handlers to practice emergency response with canine partners.

  • Can quantum speed code-breaking tech?

    National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Maryland and National Security Agency have formed a new center for quantum computing science.

  • Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Researchers have just demonstrated a device with an optical sensor that can grab an unattached USB cable and insert it into a USB port.

  • Trans-Atlantic ESnet

    High-speed transatlantic network supports faster data exchange

    When the Large Hadron Collider comes back online in spring 2015, ESnet will be ready to handle the vastly increased data load.

  • DARPA in search of universal translator tech

    DARPA in search of universal translator tech

    DARPA aims to dramatically advance computational linguistics and language technology to enable rapid, low-cost development of capabilities for low-resource languages.

  • RoadRunner traffic routing system

    Traffic cure? RoadRunner automates routing

    Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a simple system that uses virtual tokens tracked over wireless networks to detect traffic congestion and reroute traffic.

  • Advanced tech saves agencies energy, costs

    How the US will build a power-hungry future with less energy

    Sensor networks, artificial intelligence and building simulators are helping agencies lower energy consumption and costs.

  • Space Station to offer same-day delivery of experiments to home labs

    Space Station to offer same-day delivery of experiments to home labs

    International Space Station partners are developing a terrestrial return vehicle that will provide on-demand, rapid return of experimental results and materials from the space station back to Earth.