Research & Development

Pentagon Seeks New Means for Detecting Underground Nuclear Tests

The Air Force put out a request for information regarding how to improve detection capabilities.

Ransomware Criminals Are Targeting U.S. Universities

The schools are attractive targets because of weak cybersecurity measures and medical research data.

AI for Self-Driving Cars Doesn't Account for Crime

Most ethical discussions about self-driving cars focus on whether the vehicle should choose between protecting itself or doing the least damage to humans. What if users have more nefarious motives?

Why Are Scientists Trying to Manufacture Organs in Space?

These experiments help researchers optimize tissue growth for use in basic science, personalized medicine and organ transplantation.

Filter Protects Against Deepfake Photos and Videos

Researchers have created an algorithm that generates an adversarial attack against facial manipulation systems in order to corrupt and render useless attempted deepfakes.

Congress Inches Closer to Creating a National Cloud for AI Research

Legislation launched in early June received new attention and support this week.

Sloth Robot Is a Very Cute Way to Boost Conservation

The new high-tech tool could help save some of the world’s most endangered species.

NIH Unveils Centralized Resource for COVID-19 Patient Data

Insiders hope it will “serve as the foundation for addressing future public health emergencies.”

Give Black Scientists a Place in This Fight

During the pandemic, African Americans need the health establishment to engage us not as victims, but as leaders and problem-solvers.

Preparing for the Coming Quantum World (Pragmatically) 

Waiting around for quantum tech to mature could mean organizational change occurs too late.  

Energy Curates New Tools, Unveils Funding to Assist Research Efforts Against COVID-19

Through its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program, the department will provide roughly $500,000 to support research against the pandemic.

Critical Update: National Labs Pivoted to Help Fight COVID-19. Here's How.

Federal insiders offer a glimpse of how the global health care crisis sparked a new wave of multi-sector collaboration.

Federal Researchers Create 'Second Skin' to Shield Against Biological Threats

The material shields wearers from chemical and biological agents and could pave the way to smart uniforms for troops and first responders.

Quantum Hardware Could Cut AI Power Needs

Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would offset the energy needed for using AI in more advanced applications such as self-driving cars or discovering drugs.

Cheetah-Inspired Soft Robot 'Gallops' with Super-Speed

The new robots can also run up steep inclines, challenging or impossible for soft robots that exert less force against the ground.

National Lab Scientists Work to Reprogram Genes to Fight COVID-19

Using CRISPR, Sandia National Lab researchers are genetically engineering antiviral countermeasures to fight the coronavirus—and potentially future outbreaks.