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  • Predicting earthquake damage with big data analytics

    Seismic Concern collects data on the physical environment and integrates time- and location-sensitive population information to immediately deliver a report on earthquake hot spots to subscribing localities.

  • DARPA director clear-eyed and cautious on AI

    DARPA director clear-eyed and cautious on AI

    Arati Prabhakar, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director, cautioned against reliance on the current generation of artificial intelligence to solve complex problems.

  • Cracking the code on DNA-based storage

    Cracking the code on DNA-based storage

    Researchers demonstrate workable data retrieval, while Microsoft is buying millions of DNA strands for further testing.

  • NASA’s UTM test

    Drone traffic control system test gets thumbs up

    Despite a long road ahead, a first test of the UAS traffic management system demonstrated significant progress in integrating drones into the national airspace.

  • Providing the last leg of gigabit Internet without fiber

    Getting to gigabit Internet without fiber

    While it builds out its fiber network, Santa Cruz, Calif., is using a network of millimeter wave radios to deliver gigabit-speed Internet.

  • San Jose

    San José partners with Facebook for high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi

    San José, Calif., will be working with Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to pilot its Terragraph system, a 60-gigahertz wireless system for high-density areas.

  • Soldier avatars drive down testing costs

    Soldier avatars to drive down testing costs

    The Army could soon be turning to avatars as a less expensive alternative for testing everything from military gear to medical applications.

  • Smartphone LDS

    Can your smartphone drive your car?

    By adding a laser sensor to a smartphone, researchers at MIT created a low-cost device that can deliver the high-resolution distance sensing required for robotic navigation.

  • Black hornet drone

    Army fills in details on micro drone RFI

    Following a request for information asking for Soldier Borne Sensors for individual soldiers, military leaders addressed some configuration and procurement particulars.

  • TaintArtist promises to detect abusive smartphone apps

    TaintArtist promises to detect abusive phone apps

    Rather than trying to screen apps for malware, researchers suggest it may be more effective to monitor the behavior of installed apps for signs of improper behavior.

  • block chain on the horizon for government

    Blockchain on the government horizon

    The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to address government trust and security issues.

  • GeoMesa tames big data for GIS in the cloud

    GeoMesa distributes geospatial data processing over the scalable resources of Hadoop, virtually eliminating the limits to the amount of data that can be managed.

  • DARPA calls on DIYers for weaponized tech

    DARPA calls on DIYers for weaponized tech

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks proposals that convert commercial technologies into security threats.

  • solar cells in village

    Interagency teams take up diplomacy challenge

    From nearly 500 submissions, six finalist teams were selected at the D3 Innovation Summit for their solutions to that leverage technology to solve global problems.

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  • IFTTT data access program

    IFTTT digs into government data

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