emerging technology
  • Passive Wi-Fi will boost Internet of Things

    Passive Wi-Fi will boost Internet of Things

    Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way that passive, or reflected, signals can help IoT sensors transmit data while using far less power than existing Wi-Fi devices.

  • 5 tech challenges holding back robotics

    5 tech challenges holding back robotics

    While governments are eyeing increased use of robotics, a new report identifies five technological challenges limiting widespread adoption.

  • DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

    DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

    The research agency underwrites a project to help document a system's effectiveness at protecting user data.

  • Air Force seeks autonomous systems that learn and adapt

    Air Force seeks autonomous systems that learn and adapt

    As adversaries continue to bolster their technology-based capabilities, the Air Force seeks resilient systems to thwart disruptions and sustain operations.

  • Fingerprinting from a distance

    Fingerprinting from a distance

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing ways to measure image fidelity in contactless fingerprinting.

  • 3D printed drone

    3-D printing on the fly

    The Army Research Laboratory is looking for ways to quickly get customized 3-D printed drones into soldiers’ hands.

  • digitalglobe machine learning with crowdsourcing

    Satellite image analysis scales with deep learning, crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourced image validation combined with machine learning shrinks the pool of imagery requiring human analysis.

  • Another great leap for GPS?

    Another great leap for GPS?

    Researchers have found a way to let low-power mobile devices pinpoint their location to within a few centimeters.

  • NASA putting humans on Mars (virtually)

    NASA putting humans on Mars (virtually)

    The Mars 2030 virtual-reality game will let users explore the Red Planet without leaving their own homes.

  • The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex

    New York to build emerging tech R&D center

    The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex on the University of Albany campus will provide the state’s technology industry with more resources to drive economic growth.

  • cities respond to DOT smart cities challenge

    77 cities respond to Smart City Challenge

    The winner of the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge will receive more than $50 million in funding and support to improve its transportation network.

  • Reverse engineering neural nets to improve machine learning

    Reverse-engineering the brain to improve machine learning

    Researchers are working to decipher how the brain’s visual system processes information in hopes of advancing machine learning algorithms and computer vision.

  • Skin sensing camera

    AF prototypes skin-sensing camera

    The system developed at the Air Force Institute of Technology detects melanin to differentiate human skin from other materials.

  • students study swarm robotics at Robotarium

    Georgia Tech offers a robotics co-op to researchers

    The Robotarium would give researchers remote access to expensive equipment on which to test swarm robotics software.

Topic Resources

  • Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

    Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.

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