Innovation

How Silicon Valley Maintains its Competitive Edge

Historian Margaret O’Mara talks about her new book The Code and how Silicon Valley has maintained its competitive edge in high tech.

GEAR Center’s First Projects Focus on Government’s Perennial Workforce Issues 

The research center’s first challenge winners aim to fill government openings with alternative talent and beef up the workforce’s data skills.  

Air Force to Spend $31M to Research How Lasers, Energy Weapons Affect Operators

The service awarded a research contract to General Dynamics IT to gain insights into how directed energy weapons affect the humans using them.

For DOD, Innovation Isn’t the Problem. So What Is?

Three officials from varying military offices focused on innovation asserted that the department’s research and development game is strong, it’s the follow-through that causes problems.

The Trump Administration’s Plan to Usher in ‘Second Bold Era’ of Science and Technology

The administration’s lead budget and science policy shops released an outline of funding priorities to maintain America’s competitiveness through research and development of new technologies.

New Rule Will Let Energy’s Labs Show Off Latest Tech To Attract Industry

The Energy Department has a mandate to push new technologies into the private sector. A new rule allows the labs to hold demos to get industry excited.

Don't Ban New Technologies – Experiment with Them Carefully

Asking for forgiveness instead of permission has its place.

The Pentagon Is Turning to Nature to Solve Its Most Complex Problems

DARPA is exploring ways to harness chemical reactions, biological processes and other natural phenomena to build a more efficient computer.

Biosensor Warns About Salmonella Before Food Hits Stores

The sensor is a rapid way for producers to know if raw and ready-to-eat food is safe.

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Air Force Tests Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into a Robot Plane

Scientists say new ROBOpilot completed a two-hour test flight, essentially turning a manned plane into a drone.

VA Seeks to Train Staff to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Care for Patients

The agency is actively engaging stakeholders to create new opportunities for training and innovation.

'MacGyver' Robot Builds Tools with What's on Hand

For years, computer scientists and others have been working to provide robots with unconventional problem-solving abilities.

Energy Department’s New Innovation Center Will Be a Testbed for New Reactor Tech

The National Reactor Innovation Center will bring all stakeholders together to build and test—and ultimately field—new ideas in nuclear energy production.

Tech Startup Brings Diabetic Ulcer Solution to Veterans Affairs Clinics

The Podimetrics SmartMat helps veterans detect the condition and highlights the power of public-private collaboration.