Smartphones can transmit an earthquake’s detected location and magnitude to the U.S. Geological Survey, which can then send alerts to others in the path of the shock waves.
The research agency’s BRASS program aims to ensure that applications can continue to function in a rapidly changing technology ecosystem.
The tools astronauts manufactured in space have been sent back to Earth for testing.
With its market penetration and low power requirements, Bluetooth Smart is positioned to network the Internet of Things.
The unusual partnership combines fishermen’s experience with unmanned underwater vehicles to locate and protect spawning clusters of cod.
Integrating the cyber and physical worlds really is a matter of timing, according to a new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
USAID is using 3D printers to build weather stations to better predict flash floods in underdeveloped nations.
NASA is testing augmented reality glasses that will give astronauts hands-free access to information.
The AnyPen technology lets users write with a ballpoint pen or graphite pencil, delivering more precise navigation than a finger and eliminating the need for a proprietary stylus.
The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.
According to recent reports IBM and Intel – and possibly the Federal Reserve – are considering using the blockchain technology associated with bitcoin to create a new digital payments system.
The Department of Homeland Security's EMERGE! Accelerator program is designed to speed development and validation of wearable technology for first responders.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge will test several designs from contestants in simulated disaster areas.
DARPA’s Brandeis project aims to develop tools with “revolutionary” impact that could help bridge privacy gaps that hamper collaboration and technology development.