emerging technology
  • mobile cell service with a drone (University of North Texas)

    Flying cell towers could power communications in disaster areas

    The quickly deployable communications network could deliver cell service to first responders and disaster victims.

  • virtual assistance for public transit (FWHA/YouTube)

    Automation to help the disabled navigate transit

    Intelligent transportation systems can make public transit more accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Endeavor Robotics

    As military buys more robots, police ask for leftovers

    Hand-me-down systems are making their way to local law enforcement, but even then funding can be a challenge.

  • Catalyst supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    Energy Department launches new HPC initiative

    The new program focuses on materials for use in severe environments, and is part of DOE's larger HPC4 Energy Innovation Initiative.

  • artificial intelligence

    How to get practical value from artificial intelligence

    Deploying AI and machine learning “out of the box” allows agencies to quickly get benefit from the technology and avoid long procurement cycles and complex integrations.

  • block chain on the horizon for government

    GSA looks to blockchain for speeding procurement processes

    GSA is exploring a proof of concept that uses the distributed ledger technology to automate its FASt Lane procurement process.

  • xbox controller for periscope (Lockheed Martin)

    Xbox controllers guide sub's periscope

    The gaming hardware will be used to control photonic masts on submarines.

  • flooding in Texas (National Weather Service)

    FAA speeds drone approvals for Irma recovery

    Drone authorizations and operations kicked into high gear in the weeks following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

  • InstantEye unmanned aircraft system (NASA)

    CBP tests small drones for border surveillance

    Customs and Border Protection will evaluate the capabilities of hand-launched systems in areas considered too high-risk for manned aircraft or ground personnel.

  • data center (ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com)

    Goosing flash for more efficient data centers

    MIT researchers have solved flash memory's speed problem, making it possible to reduce power consumption of data center caches by 90 percent.

  • blockchain (Sotnikov Ivan/Shutterstock.com)

    DHS looks to startups for blockchain solutions

    The DHS Science and Technology Directorate urges entrepreneurs to incorporate blockchain in homeland security solutions.

  • Nibbler drone assembly (Marines)

    From the workbench to the sky: 3-D printed drones

    Nibbler, the Marines' 3-D printed drone, can be controlled by a smartphone, tablet or radio and customized for carrying ammunition, gathering intelligence and conducting surveillance.

  • facial recognition tech that penetrates disguises (Amarjot Singh, et.al.)

    Facial recognition penetrates disguises

    Researchers have developed a deep learning framework that can make matches to faces even when they're obscured.

  • data cleansing

    AI starts with good, clean data

    Before deploying artificial intelligence technology, agencies must take the time to standardize and deduplicate their data.

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  • pointing at code (Dmitry A/Shutterstock.com)

    ONR seeks to speed development of cryptographic software

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