Emerging Technology

Smart cameras automate recording, boost police transparency

Upgrades to cameras in New Hampshire’s State Police cruisers and officer uniforms will simplify camera recording duties and ease uploading footage to secure cloud storage.

Do AI systems really have their own secret language?

That an artificial intelligence systems such as the DALL-E 2 model may have created a vocabulary highlights existing concerns about the robustness, security and interpretability of deep learning systems.

Ransomware coming for IoT devices, researchers warn

In a demonstration project, researchers breached a networked IP camera and gained access to IT and operational technology infrastructure to plant ransomware executables.

This crafty tool can eavesdrop on 6G wireless signals

With a tool made out of simple materials like office paper and a metallic foil transfer, attackers can listen in on 6G transmissions between two users, researchers said.

Nonprogrammers are building more of the world’s software – a computer scientist explains ‘no-code’

No-code platforms could play a prominent role in the future of artificial intelligence, and reduce the time it takes to train machine learning models.

DHS lines up emerging tech for responder evaluation

At this summer's Urban OpEx 2022 exercise in New York City, responders will test a range of technologies – from biometric sensors and robotics to air-quality monitors and video analytics.

Can AI-powered congestion pricing improve transportation equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Air Force commits millions for wearables to counteract troops’ exhaustion

Human monitoring devices could support military staff who work in extreme conditions.

The metaverse offers a future full of potential – for terrorists and extremists, too

The rise of the metaverse will open new vulnerabilities and give people with malicious intent novel opportunities to exploit them.

Forest Service partners on development of handheld spectrometer

The handheld device -- already used by federal agencies to detect chemicals, explosives and other drugs – will be enhanced to analyze toxic pesticides used in marijuana fields illegally planted on federal lands.

Alexa, Webex headed to the moon

Custom-built versions of Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant and Cisco's Webex video collaboration software will be tested on NASA's unmanned Orion spacecraft as it travels to the moon and back.

James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains how to send a giant telescope to space – and why

With the space telescope, scientists can study how stars form in the Milky Way, the atmospheres of planets outside the Solar System and distant galaxies close to the edge of observable universe.

Self-driving shuttle program planned for NJ city

The Trenton Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicles Equity System Project aims to bring 100 self-driving electric shuttles to the state capital’s 90,000 residents.

Cities enlist sensors to tackle noise pollution

New York and Philadelphia hope cameras, decibel meters and machine learning can help reduce excessive noise.

AF’s counter-drone tech nears completion

The easily transportable device uses high-power microwaves to disrupt drone swarms.

Powering up red team operations

Because it takes a red team so much time and subject matter expertise to build a test infrastructure that emulates sophisticated threats and evades detection, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency wants to automate some of that work.

How quantum computing will transform government IT

This new technology offers military and economic benefits, but it also puts the nation’s most critical secrets -- and in fact, all digital infrastructures -- at risk.