Emerging Tech

Saildrones take to Alaska seas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will redeploy the unmanned surface vehicles for research in fisheries management.

Data & Analytics

Intelligence at the edge: 4 tips to begin exploring IoT

The Internet of Things can give government managers actionable information, rather than raw data, more quickly, which allows them to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

NASA tech inspires open data infrastructure for water monitoring

Technology developed for testing water purity on the International Space Station is being remade into a simple, low-cost mobile app for evaluating water safety here on Earth.

Data & Analytics

IoT conundrum: How to power buried sensors

A researcher at Michigan State University has developed technology that can generate electrical power to buried or implanted sensors.

Data & Analytics

Chicago, Argonne Lab deploy Internet of super sensors

The city of Chicago is partnering with the Argonne National Lab to develop a network of large, remote sensing platforms capable of gathering data on traffic congestion, air quality, buildings' energy consumption and the direction of gunshots on city streets.

Emerging Tech

What’s keeping drones from taking off

Despite an FAA proposed rule to integrate unmanned aircraft into national airspace for commercial purposes, technology has not allowed for safe long-distance operation,

Data & Analytics

IoT apps coming to a city near you

More than 30 teams are participating in the Global City Teams Challenge, pursuing projects related to integrating the Internet of Things into public safety, energy and transportation applications.

Cloud & Infrastructure

A network for the Internet of (moving) Things

Veniam’s networking service not only collects data from sensors – whether stationary or deployed on fleets of vehicles – but also delivers Wi-Fi connectivity to those within range of the vehicles.

Data & Analytics

Health IT wish list: more mobile, telehealth, analytics, open data

National Coordinator for Health IT's draft five-year plan outlines expanded health information sharing through mobile, sensor and analytics technologies.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA's wish list for leading edge tech

The General Services Administration has created a list of developing technologies that could be incorporated into GSA's Alliant I and Alliant II government-wide acquisition contracts.

Emerging Tech

Marines expand training field with augmented reality

The Marine Corps is testing an augmented reality system from the Office of Naval Research that is transforming the way Marines prepare for combat.

The Internet of hygiene

Veterans Affairs wants to enhance its use of in-hospital location tracking and sensing technologies to improve patient hygiene and clinical workflows.

Emerging Tech

Giving robots a (better than) human touch

Researchers have just demonstrated a device with an optical sensor that can grab an unattached USB cable and insert it into a USB port.

The drive toward vehicle communications picks up speed

V2V technologies will give cars – and their drivers – more time to react and will pave the road for driverless vehicles.

State & Local

8 apps for safer city intersections

Winning apps in New York City’s Connected Intersections Challenge used wearable devices and smartphone sensors in effort to drive down traffic fatalities and injuries.

Emerging Tech

Researchers pilot air traffic control system for drones

NASA, industry and university researches race to find air traffic control systems best suited to managing unmanned vehicles in domestic airspace.

Data & Analytics

NWS powers up faster, more detailed weather forecasts

The National Weather Service recently activated a system that quickly harnesses weather data from multiple sources, integrates the information and provides a detailed picture of the current weather.

Cybersecurity

ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

Dartmouth’s ZEBRA program uses a sensor bracelet that compares subtle wrist movements with keyboard inputs to authenticate -- and deauthenticate -- computers users.

Emerging Tech

Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

Powered by extremely high-frequency millimeter waves, these tiny radios may power IoT applications that require a dense network of small sensors.

Data & Analytics

Anatomy of an IoT public safety application

How a technology team at a SmartAmerica Challenge built an Internet of Things prototype to create a sensor network for automating public housing safety alerts.

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