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  • 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.

  • 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.