FAA warns drone owners: Stay away from the Super Bowl

FAA warns drone owners: Stay away from the Super Bowl

In an FAA Notice to Airmen the agency says that anyone violating the rules may be “intercepted, detained and interviewed” by law enforcement or security personnel. Besides possibly landing a violator in jail, flying an unmanned...

01/28/15

IBM to offer research tech that protects user privacy, security

Known as Identity Mixer the technology basically prevents third parties or those looking to steal personal information from ever accessing such data in the first place by revealing only selected data to service providers.

01/28/15

FTC: Best Practices for businesses facing Internet of Things onslaught

FTC: Best Practices for businesses facing Internet of Things onslaught

The Internet of Things universe is expanding quickly, and there are now over 25 billion connected devices in use worldwide, with that number set to rise significantly as consumer goods companies, auto manufacturers, healthcare...

01/27/15

Can drones hunt with wolf pack-like success? DARPA thinks so

Can drones hunt with wolf pack-like success? DARPA thinks so

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is set to detail a program the agency wants to come up with software and algorithms that would let unmanned military aircraft hunt in packs like wolves.

01/26/15

US intelligence group wants to reverse-engineer human brain algorithms

US intelligence group wants to reverse-engineer human brain algorithms

In an effort to significantly improve artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, the research arm of the of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently announced a program whose chief goal is to...

01/23/15

Bulk data collection most effective for intelligence gathering

Bulk data collection most effective for intelligence gathering

When it comes to grabbing-up as much information as possible, there’s no substitute for bulk collection techniques – but isolating collected data, restricting queries that can be made against those data, and auditing data usage could...

01/20/15

Virgin Galactic wants to launch 2,400 comm. satellites to offer ubiquitous broadband

Virgin Galactic wants to launch 2,400 comm. satellites to offer ubiquitous broadband

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson this week said he wants to launch as many as 2,400 small satellites in an effort to set up a constellation capable of bringing broadband communications through a company called OneWeb to millions of...

01/15/15

What advanced tech will dominate your car by 2025? IBM knows

What advanced tech will dominate your car by 2025? IBM knows

The IBM study, “Automotive 2025: Industry without borders,” amassed interviews with 175 executives from automotive OEMs, suppliers, and other leaders in 21 countries and found that by 2025 cars will be able to learn, heal, drive and...

01/15/15

NTSB: Distracted driving among Top 10 transportation safety challenges

NTSB: Distracted driving among Top 10 transportation safety challenges

While 4 new issues made the list for 2015 -- rail tank car safety, strengthening compliance, trucking safety, medical fitness -- at the top of the list remains distracted driving.

01/13/15

3D-printed car-maker targets mass distribution

3D-printed car-maker targets mass distribution

Local Motors electric Strati could be mass marketed by end of 2015

01/12/15

Spaceshot: 3,200-megapixel camera for powerful cosmos telescope moves forward

Spaceshot: 3,200-megapixel camera for powerful cosmos telescope moves forward

Once built, the 3,200 megapixel will be the largest digital camera in the world and will be the centerpiece of a telescope that will generate some 6 million gigabytes per year of outer space images.

01/09/15

DARPA takes aim at energy conversion technology

DARPA takes aim at energy conversion technology

Transduction is common in many military and commercial areas, such as communications antennas (radio waves to electrical signals), thermoelectric generators (heat to electricity) and electric motors (electromagnetic to kinetic...

01/08/15

FBI wants you to become a cyber agent

FBI wants you to become a cyber agent

The agency in a job posting that is open until Jan. 20 said it has “many vacancies” for cyber special agents to investigate all manner of cyber crimes from website hacks and data theft to botnets and denial of service attacks. To...

01/05/15

DOE takes real world look at electric car use

DOE takes real world look at electric car use

While the current use of electric cars is low, electric power companies say they are prepping for a 400% growth in annual sales of plug-in autos by 2023. With such growth in mind, understanding customer charging patterns can help...

12/19/14

Did Alcatraz escapees survive? Computer program says they might have

Did Alcatraz escapees survive? Computer program says they might have

First a little background: According to US Marshals history of the Alcatraz event, on the night of June 11, 1962, the three escaped through vents in the prison and made their way to the northeast part of the island, where they...

12/17/14

Report: Significant technical trials remain before drones can safely access national airspace

Report: Significant technical trials remain before drones can safely access national airspace

The watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office issued report on the integration of unmanned aerial systems as it calls them, in US national airspace (NAS) today ahead of a congressional hearing on the topic. As it has noted...

12/10/14

NASA: Pluto-bound spacecraft wakes up, sets up shop 2.9 million miles away

NASA: Pluto-bound spacecraft wakes up, sets up shop 2.9 million miles away

Specifically NASA said spacecraft operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., confirmed at 9:53 p.m. (EST) that the ship -- New Horizons -- operating on pre-programmed computer commands, had...

12/08/14

Intelligence agency wants a superconducting, super cool, supercomputer

Intelligence agency wants a superconducting, super cool, supercomputer

If there’s a away to overcome the power, cooling and memory requirements to build a supercomputer beyond exaflop – that’s over 1,000 petaflops, about 30 times faster than the current fastest supercomputer -- researchers at...

12/04/14

Are privacy and civil liberties a secondary concern for law enforcement?

Speaking at the Cybercrime 2020 Symposium in Washington, D.C., Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell Speaks encouraged the debate but defended the US Department of Justice stating: “Almost every decision we make during an...

12/04/14

DARPA looks to connect complex system security dots and wipe out malicious cyber attacks

The researchers at DARPA think its time for a change in the way security is handled in such systems and later this month will detail a program they call Transparent Computing (TC) they says “will develop technologies to record and...

12/02/14

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