emerging technology
 
  • Penguins on a melting iceberg

    USGS Climate Change Viewer opens window on our future

    The viewer visualizes data on projected changes in snowpack, soil moisture, runoff and evaporative deficit for U.S. states and counties.

  • Robotics Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool

    Robots stand guard on bridges and ports

    The attributes of precision, repetition and scale make robots ideal for tackling one of the country's biggest economic challenges: maintaining the deteriorating infrastructure of the U.S. highway system.

  • robot built by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for DARPA Robotics Challenge

    Robots step up for government work

    As robots have gotten more sophisticated and their costs have dropped, they are now taking on new roles in the broader civilian government workspace.

  • DaVinci Surgical system

    Hands-on robots: From surgery to bomb disassembly

    Although robots are not yet "smart," a new breed is emerging that can reach out and manipulate its environment in routines so precise and synchronized that a form of electronic intelligence seems to be at work.

  • Man testing ULTRA Vis heads up display at DARPA Demo Day

    DARPA shows 100+ projects at Demo Day

    The all-day event showcased the wide array of DARPA projects addressing national security challenges posed by the information revolution and the availability of sophisticated information technologies.

  • LatentGesture from GaTech and GOTCHA from CMU in background

    Inkblots and gestures: Getting creative about security

    Because today’s cell phones contain more data than many desktop computers, improving security for mobile devices is becoming a priority.

  • Robonaut 2 with legs

    Robonaut 2 gets its space legs

    Robonaut's new legs have prehensile feet, which will give it an edge over humans, letting it climb ladders while its hands are free to work or hold objects.

  • UMD establishes orbital debris research center

    CODER organization to spearhead research into debris tracking, remediation

  • Context aware security with software defined networking

    Software-defined computing enables context-aware IT

    Move to SDN said inevitable in new world of mobility, social, big data and cloud computing.

  • Army medical robot

    Can we delegate moral decisions to robots?

    The Office of Naval Research has undertaken a project to field robots that can make simple moral decisions, such as whether to help a wounded solider instead of completing an assigned task on the battlefield.

  • Virtual Shooter mechanical arm tests ammo--and saves joints

    A mechanical arm will help reduce injuries to government employees who are responsible for testing thousands of rounds of ammunition weekly.

  • Runner with smartphone strapped to arm

    The dark side of the Internet of Everything

    The simple act of turning on your cell phone exposes you to being tracked across the Internet – even if you have switched off location-based services.

  • Entrepreneur speaking with mentors

    The 1776 crew marches into FOSE

    In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, the 1776 group helps startups tackling important challenges in government connect with established firms that are seeking new ideas and opportunities.

  • Attendees listening to vendor presentation at FOSE

    FOSE showcases excellence and innovation in government tech

    This year's FOSE conference and expo presents some of the most innovative technologies and services aimed at, and designed for, government.