Emerging Technology

Smart street pilots aim to curb parking violations

Chicago plans to use cameras to enforce parking rules, boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists and streamline operations in commercial loading zones.

‘If we can do it, why can’t you?’ local gov tech veteran asks

Jack Kennedy reflects on a career breaking the mold and bringing innovation to rural Virginia’s Wise County and City of Norton Circuit Court.

Governor calls for $37M boost in drone funding

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum proposed $30 million for the state’s unmanned aerial system traffic control network and $7 million for a business and aviation park in Grand Forks.

Police tech requires better trained officers, more cybersecurity

State governments should also build in more oversight around data collection and privacy, according to researchers at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Are we building cyber vulnerability into EV charging infrastructure?

Amid a nationwide push to electrify transportation, observers said that cybersecurity doesn’t get appropriate attention.

Wearables to keep responders safe, boost resilience

The Department of Homeland Security is funding five startups that identify and resolve health and wellness issues before they reach a crisis level.

States test an electrifying idea: Roads that can recharge your EV

A few states are testing induction road-charging networks to power electric vehicles as they're driving using coils embedded in the pavement.

State expands life sciences, emerging tech clout with research institute

A new medical research hub in Maryland will use artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other emerging technologies to improve health care training, treatment and research.

Emerging tech can protect critical infrastructure from cyberattacks

A cyber-resilient digital infrastructure requires a combination of emerging technologies and risk mitigation, DARPA and CISA officials advise.

How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today’s words could shape tomorrow’s reality and who benefits from it

Defining the metaverse isn’t an empty intellectual exercise. It’s the conceptual work that will fundamentally shape design, policy, profit, community and the digital future.

Voxlens makes interactive data more accessible for screen readers

With one additional line of code, visualization designers can allow people who use screen readers to interact with charts and graphs.

What’s next for EV charging

Wireless charging can reduce EV drivers’ range anxiety without adding physical infrastructure for plug-in chargers.

In search of a more energy-efficient blockchain

Researchers have built a blockchain whose proof-of-work solves energy use optimization problems, possibly offsetting wasted compute power.

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.