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  • Microelectromechanical device with micro mirror mounted in system to direct infrared laser light to the receiver (photo by Patrick Mansell / Penn State)

    Cool, cable-free data centers via laser data transmission

    Researchers have demonstrated that infrared lasers can be used to send high-speed, low-error data streams from equipment mounted on top of server racks.

  • Car mechanic simulation (image by Virtual Rehab)

    Rehabilitating prisoners in a virtual world

    Virtual Rehab hopes to bring virtual reality educational and rehabilitation experiences to prisoners.

  • Leveraging the wisdom (and ignorance) of crowds (ShutterStock image)

    Leveraging the wisdom (and ignorance) of crowds

    A new IARPA project aims to improve human reasoning through large-scale, structured crowdsourcing.

  • Putting HoloLens to work inspecting infrastructure (University of Cambridge/YouTube)

    Putting HoloLens to work inspecting infrastructure

    Mixed reality apps will combine images and existing modeling data to help HoloLens-wearing inspectors quickly evaluate a structure’s integrity and construction progress.

  • augmented reality for training at Sandia National Laboratories (photo by Randy Montoya)

    AR-based nuclear security training

    Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have been working with augmented reality to improve security training for nuclear facilities.

  • Securing IoT devices from within

    Securing IoT devices from within

    To ensure mutual authentication, a new solution uses a small chip that is preloaded with unique cryptographic codes to allow data to be transmitted more securely from an IoT device to the cloud.

  • autonomous vehicle (ShutterStock image)

    Driving the autonomous vehicle conversation

    Policy makers and auto industry executives discuss government’s role in autonomous vehicles.

  • Fingerprint biometrics (ShutterStock image)

    Making fingerprints more reliable biometrics

    The intelligence community's research arm is working on detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator.

  • Image courtesy of D-Wave

    Cybersecurity firm buys next-gen quantum machine

    Temporal Defense Systems plans to use the D-Wave 2000Q to solve complex cybersecurity problems affecting governments and commercial enterprises.

  • virtual reality hardware used by NASA to rehearse work on the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA)

    Accelerating virtual reality in government

    As VR technology makes its way into the government space, GSA’s Digital Government group seeks to smooth the adoption.

  • Port of San Diego (Wikimedia Commons)

    Algorithm mimics evolution to aid disaster recovery

    Researchers have created an algorithm that quickly weighs the available information about transportation infrastructure, the damage sustained and repair resources and presents the best recovery strategies.

  • Resolving IoT

    Resolving IoT 'trust issues'

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for tools to facilitate the security, reliability and privacy of clusters of networked Internet of Things devices.

  • D-Wave quantum machine (Photo by D-Wave)

    D-Wave open sources quantum app development software

    Having brought the first quantum machine to market, the company is now working to expand the tools and applications for the quantum ecosystem.

  • Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

    Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

    Although many states are outfitting their roads with smart technology, they are still faced with interoperability challenges resulting from auto manufacturer-specific devices.

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  • Army boosts efficiency with task management tool

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