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    HHS wraps up blockchain CDM test

    The proof of concept used the distributed-ledger technology to secure and verify log files required under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

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    The downside of drones

    Low-cost drones not only pose a risk to public safety, but they can be instruments of foreign intelligence gathering, experts say.

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    Teasing future performance from historical data

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity suggests that historical performance metrics may help make predictions about a technology's future performance in an objective and quantitative manner.

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    How predicting floods is like catching a baseball

    Rather than trying to reproduce the complex calculations across the environmental factors involved in a flood event, researchers built a program that rapidly predicts the impacts of coastal flooding.

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    Early-warning system for chemical threats

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is testing its ChemSigma initiative, a pilot study to provide initial data and insights into how such real-time chemical sensor networks would function.

  • Drones

    Drone roundup: Fighting oil fires at sea, tracking subs

    The Interior Department is testing an autonomous underwater vehicle to help manage oil spills in the Arctic and the Defense Department wants drones to locate and track submarines.

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    A peek inside DARPA's SubT challenge for autonomous systems

    A video walking tour shows the mine where teams honed underground navigation and exploration technologies for unmanned systems.

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    FAA makes headway in drone integration

    The Federal Aviation Administration has approved key commercial unmanned aircraft projects and expanded drone research and integration programs.

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    DOE maps out quantum research centers

    The Department of Energy wants to set up two or more research centers to accelerate development of quantum-based technologies.

  • engineers prep deep space atomic clock (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    NASA to test deep space atomic clock

    The space agency will be conducting a year-long test of its toaster-sized deep space atomic clock, designed to make sure spacecraft can navigate accurately and autonomously on journeys to Mars and beyond.

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