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  • Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

    Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

    Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed applications for the Transportation Security Administration to protect airports and for the U.S. Coast Guard to defend ports.

  • Countdown starts for space-based cloud storage

    Countdown starts for space-based cloud storage

    SpaceBelt, a satellite-based data center network infrastructure, proposes to circumvent terrestrial network logjams, evade hackers and cut data security and management costs.

  • DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

    DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

    The Fundamental Limits of Learning program aims to build a theoretical framework for teaching machines to generalize their existing knowledge to new situations.

  •  Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

    Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

    Utah’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Technology Services built a drivers license quiz application for Amazon Echo using the Alexa digital assistant.

  • NRO adds cubesats to its fleet

    NRO adds cubesats to its fleet

    With the small, inexpensive cubesats, missions for National Reconnaissance Office and its partners are now more affordable.

  • Can the Postal Service put blockchain to work?

    Can the Postal Service put blockchain to work?

    A new report explores the potential ways the technology behind Bitcoin could help USPS reinvent its mission.

  • Building the tools for bug-free software

    Building the tools for bug-free software

    With detailed descriptions of how software is expected to behave, researchers believe they can verify its operations and eliminate bugs.

  • Companies test drive PNNL technologies with exploratory licenses

    Companies test drive PNNL technologies with exploratory licenses

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s agreement gives companies six months to test a technology before deciding whether to purchase a full license.

  • Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

    Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is interested in technologies improving anticipatory intelligence, analysis, operations and data collection.

  • 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.

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  • Flight data at your fingertips

    Flight data at your fingertips


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