emerging technology
  • phased array

    World War II tech re-enlists as a smart antenna

    “Beamsteering,” which uses antenna arrays to point radio signals at a specific target, is drawing interest from industry and the Defense Department.


    DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

    Advanced algorithms, software and human-machine interfaces are needed to help battlefield commanders manage the growing scale and complexity of operations.

  • AT&T, IBM to help cities build out Internet of Things

    AT&T, IBM join forces to help cities, utilities and commercial firms develop and capitalize on the Internet of intelligent devices.

  • flooding

    Flood-risk planners await next-generation laser mapping

    USGS, NOAA and FEMA use LiDAR elevation mapping technology to improve flood-risk assessments.

  • Survey: Agencies save with automation technology

    A SolarWinds survey of 162 public-sector IT employees found that investments in automation technology have saved time and money for agencies.

  • Navy virtual reality

    Virtual reality headset helps Navy simulate future workspaces

    The Office of Naval Research, working with USC's Institute for Creative Technologies, has developed a way to give Naval leaders a virtual view of their operational future.

  • radiation

    Smartphones may be our first line of defense against radiation

    Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have come up with a new application for smartphones that Mr. Spock would appreciate: detecting gamma radiation.

  • killswitch

    Cellphone kill switch a no-brainer

    A California legislator has proposed a cellphone kill switch to curb rapid rise in smartphone thefts. Arguments against it just don't hold water.

  • Army CoCreate

    Army taps crowd for rapid, tactical tech solutions

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force partnered with Local Motors to develop ArmyCoCreate, an online platform that lets soldiers and civilians collaborate on Army solutions.

  • Placemeter

    New York tests video analytics for foot traffic

    New York City has partnered with analytics firm Placemeter to map the flow of pedestrian traffic through the city to help understand and anticipate the demand for new public services and business opportunities.

  • NIST draft standard details approximate matching

    Approximate matching, useful for security monitoring and forensic analysis, works to identify similarities in two digital artifacts.

  • 'Innovation lab' puts Air Force brain power on DOD-wide issues

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center created an innovation lab dedicated to developing technologies at a lower cost to reduce operations maintenance and overhead.

  • flash flood

    Repurposing technology: GPS used to predict hazards

    Scientists are taking advantage of a network of hundreds of GPS stations in Southern California to predict hazardous events such as earthquakes and flash floods.

  • ladee

    NASA readies laser comm for lift off

    As radio frequency communications near the limit for sending data in outer space, NASA says ultra-fast laser-based technology is ready to fill the role.

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