emerging technology
  • 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.

  • traffic

    Really? Cones for a traffic study?

    These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.

  • RTM

    Rutgers' RTM Dx makes crime prediction affordable

    RTM Dx is a free tool developed by researchers at Rutgers University's School of Criminal Justice to help police predict where crimes are going to occur.

  • data

    Lawrence Livermore explores the shape of data, expanding query-free analytics

    The national lab is using a new technique, topological data analysis, to extract meaning from large and varied data sets through a collaboration with commercial DARPA spinoff, Ayasdi Inc.

  • waves

    Breaking the wireless bottleneck with MegaMIMO

    MIMO technology, which uses multiple transmitters to send more data at one, could help speed response times for military and first responders.

  • office

    Making smart buildings smarter

    Researchers have used smartphones, laptops, wireless routers and wired networks to track building occupancy and manage lighting, environmental controls and other services.

  • password

    2014: A tipping point for password authentication

    With advances in research on new token-based and biometric identification systems, it's time for the government to bid adieu to the common password.

  • chess

    Cyberthreats for 2014: Not just the usual suspects

    Public-sector cybersecurity experts predict that threats will not change dramatically in 2014 but will seek new platforms, including bring your own cloud, the Internet of Things and wearable computing.

  • DARPA vacuum tube based amplifier

    DARPA innovation could spawn ultra-fast wireless nets, sensors that see through clouds

    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers have broken a barrier in the use of solid-state electronics that could lead to gigabit-speed networks and sensors that see through clouds.

  • Can fuel cells integrated into server racks power data centers?

    A Microsoft research paper describes the unconventional approach that could double data center efficiency.

  • BYOD

    A vision for BYOD: Virtual smartphones

    With AT&T's Toggle, two virtual smartphones can exist within the same device; one is open and unsecured for the user. The other is locked down for government service.

  • Watson

    IBM introduces Watson to the public sector cloud

    The IBM Watson Developers Cloud could help agencies tap the cognitive computing for fraud analysis, intelligence surveillance and more.

  • plant

    DLA using botanical DNA to prevent tech counterfeiting

    The Defense Logistics Agency is using botanical DNA marking technology to battle a rise in counterfeit electronic parts and devices.

  • cloud as a brain

    Cloud as a Brain gets real ... so let the AI race begin!

    The announcement by IBM that it would add Watson-like technologies as a cloud service signals the beginning of a race to build the brainiest cloud.

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