White House announces $1B in funding for AI, quantum research centers

The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy will be investing over more than $1 billion over five years to build 12 new artificial intelligence and quantum information science research institutes, the White House announced.

Pentagon moves to revamp online education systems

As the pandemic increases the need for online learning, the Defense Department's chief management officer pushes change.

Ransomware criminals are targeting US universities

Cybercriminals can launch massive phishing attacks targeting users of campus networks and gain access to highly desirable and sensitive information related to research, patents and other types of intellectual property data.

DOD's plan for 'virtual critical care wards' for COVID-19 patients

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium wants health professionals to be able to deliver high-quality critical care to bedsides of COVID-19 patients in field hospitals, small rural health care facilities and even gymnasiums.

Filling the cyber talent pipeline

The Energy Department’s Savannah River Site is partnering with a local university to offer specializations in network security, cryptography, ethical hacking, cyber defense, digital forensics and cyber ethics.

Framework would make AI decisions less murky

A new framework would allow users to understand the rationale behind artificial intelligence decisions.

5G network now live at Mcity test facility

The University of Michigan's Mcity campus now features a 5G network for smart city autonomous vehicle safety testing.

Testbed for 5G-powered drones coming to North Carolina

The Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless will accelerate the integration of drones into the national airspace and enable new features, such as flying base stations for rapidly deployable wireless connectivity.

Sub-T challenge draws underground drone explorers

Drones of every stripe crawled and flew through mine shafts in DARPA’s latest subterranean technology competition.

Fastest academic supercomputer powers up

Frontera -- the fifth-most powerful supercomputer in the world and the fastest at any U.S. university -- made its official debut Sept. 3 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Building a cloud for planetary defense

The Planetary Defense Mitigation Gateway is a cloud-based platform to house data and tools for scientists working to protect the Earth from hazardous objects from space.

Army enlists AI in search for better batteries

Researchers are looking for ways to make the batteries that power warfighters' equipment safer, lighter and less expensive.

Researchers launch secure cloud user environment

The University of Texas at San Antonio has launched Galahad, a secure ecosystem to protect users running desktop applications in an AWS cloud.

Measuring agility in cyber defense

To better train cyber defenders to protect systems and networks, researchers have developed a cyber agility framework that measures the speed and effectiveness of responses to attacks.

Sensor could speed earthquake response

Researchers have found a way to provide reliable information about how much damage a building has sustained in an earthquake, making it easier and faster for responders to assess a building's safety and reoccupation prospects.

Indiana University plans cyber clinic targeting state and local government

The IU Cybersecurity Clinic will help organizations better manage cyberattacks, protect intellectual property and improve privacy.

US hangs on to lead in supercomputing, barely

The Summit and Sierra supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Lab held onto the first and second place slots in the latest list of the top 500 supercomputers in the world.