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  • 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.

  • Michigan Tech

    Powerbots restore power after disasters

    Researchers are building teams of robots that can be sent unattended into damaged facilities to detect the power requirements and reconnect or deliver power from batteries they carry.

  • Researchers pilot future of air traffic system for drones

    Researchers pilot air traffic control system for drones

    NASA, industry and university researches race to find air traffic control systems best suited to managing unmanned vehicles in domestic airspace.

  • FAA, industry to speed NextGen tech deployment

    FAA, industry to speed NextGen tech deployment

    Federal Aviation Administration announced that the agency and the aviation community have agreed on a plan that accelerates the delivery of key NextGen technologies over the next three years.

  • Albedo measure the solar reflection of rooftops

    Retooling USDA imagery to cool cities

    Lawrence Berkeley researchers were able to use existing data collected by the National Agriculture Imagery Program to analyze and display the albedo – or solar reflectance – of rooftops.

  • Driverless-vehicle tech on the move

    Practice lanes for driverless-vehicle tech

    Autonomous vehicles will learn to navigate the complexities of urban and suburban driving in two recently established off-road cities.

  • ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    Dartmouth’s ZEBRA program uses a sensor bracelet that compares subtle wrist movements with keyboard inputs to authenticate -- and deauthenticate -- computers users.

  • Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Powered by extremely high-frequency millimeter waves, these tiny radios may power IoT applications that require a dense network of small sensors.

  • The soft robot works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic

    Soft robots will go where first responders can’t

    Researchers have produced the first untethered soft robot that works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic.

  • Tiny Titan

    Energy labs show off high-tech innovation

    Directors of the Department of Energy’s national labs system joined Senate leaders to raise awareness of the labs’ accomplishments in high performance computing, energy innovation.

  • GSA picks green building tech for federal test bed

    GSA picks green building tech for federal test bed

    The General Services Administration announced a list of nine technologies it will evaluate as part of its 2014 Green Proving Ground program to develop energy saving systems for federal buildings.

  • Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    The biggest challenge in building an Internet of Things is delivering network connectivity everywhere for every thing.

  • IARPA to hold open house

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will be hosting its first IARPA Day on Oct. 29-30 in the College Park, Md., area.

  • DOE, Google back quantum computing research

    The Department of Energy has funded a startup’s research into quantum security for the grid, and Google announces it will build its own quantum computer.