Two researchers have developed a procedure that will enable forensic police to extract measurement data from crime scenes using just a single photograph.
Alexander Sutin and a team of acoustics experts at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey are developing a system that tracks the traffic by listening to the noise it produces
Wearing a cell phone on your belt may lead to decreased bone density in an area of the pelvis that is commonly used for bone grafts.
According to a report in the Chinese Science Bulletin, the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information (CAS), University of Science and Technology of China has recently demonstrated a metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network (QCN) for government administration in Wuhu, China.
The latest news is that the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell UAVhas flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered flight.
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect traces from chemical weapons in a matter of a seconds. The sensors will also sense traces of illegal drugs.
Tecnalia Technological Corporation has introduced innovative robots at Euskotren's station in Atxuri (Bilbao) and which are mobile, multifunctional, collaborative, autonomous and polyvalent, suitable for a wide range of work from street cleaning and rubbish collection to accompanying elderly people.
Researchers have created what they refer to as an optoelectronic nose - an artificial nose for the detection of toxic industrial chemicals that is simple, fast, inexpensive, and works by visualizing colors.
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with support from the Department of Homeland Security, has developed a new certified reference material, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2905, Trace Particulate Explosives.
In the two new research projects, Phadke is the principle investigator (PI) and Thorp is the Co-PI of a project with funding of $1.5 million, while Thorp leads the Virginia Tech team as a subcontractor for the second $1.1 million project. Both projects seek to enhance the effective use of synchrophasors.
A new Web site, www.DeathRiskRankings.com, developed by researchers and students at Carnegie Mellon University, allows users to query publicly available data from the United States and Europe, and compare mortality risks by gender, age, cause of death and geographic region.
Spearheaded by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) amongst others, there is growing awareness (and a growing body of science to back it up) that global warming is already taking a serious toll on human health, especially in the form of heat waves that will increasingly affect communities in the decades ahead.
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have set out to develop software that will allow data centers to function as single, plug-and-play networks, but that will still scale to the massive size required of modern data center networks.
As important as the actual delivery mechanism is how emergency messages for the general public are communicated, and specifically the choice of words, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Faith in a company's technical resources can boost productivity, a TAU study finds.
A recent workshop organized by LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone), a core project of the International Geosphere-Bioshphere Programme and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, has highlighted the increasing challenges of popolation mirgration.
According to the Rapid City Journal a software glitch added 4,875 phantom ballots in a South Dakota election for a seat on the Rapid City Council last week. The bug was about to cause a runoff vote.
A NIST test shows that emerging software that automates the extraction of distinguishing features from latent prints is more advanced than expected.
When employees have so many complex passwords to remember that they keep them on a sticky note attached to his computer screen, that is almost a sure sign that your agency or organization needs a wiser policy for passwords -- one that balances risk and complexity.
High-speed wireless communications using the Floating Area Network technology and security buoys can help provide a universal maritime security.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University now have created a new, simpler programming language for wireless sensor networks, which the researchers say is designed for easy use.
The new records system offers patients the ability to select and store personal medical information generated during their doctor and hospital visits at New York-Presbyterian.
Many state and local officials and private organizations are basing decisions -- such as how to build bridges or manage water supplies -- on the assumption that current climate conditions will continue, but that assumption is no longer valid.
Stimulus bill has billions for broadband, health IT and electricity grid upgrades. Now local governments need funding processes that deliver maximum benefit.
The big news over the weekend is Congress' approval of a compromise stimulus bill that includes $7.2 billion to help deploy broadband in rural and other undeserved urban areas, $17 billion for incentives for health care providers to adopt electronic health records, and $11 billion to update the nation's electricity grid.
With the passage of the US Senate version of the $838 billion economic stimulus bill today, and the reconciliation of the Senate and House versions now in progress, we begin to get a clearer picture of what new IT stimulus spend to expect.
As an initiative of the Digital Communities' CIO Task Force, local government and IT industry partners have joined together to offer their advice and support to the Obama Administration.
Public safety officials and chief information officers (CIOs) from many of the largest cities and counties in the US, as part of the Digital Communities 700Mhz CIO working group initiative, have banded together to protest the FCC's new proposed rules for the 700MHz D-Block auction.
Major cities and counties believe the FCC plan to pair the public safety spectrum with the commercially-auctioned "D-Block" of spectrum to create a nationwide network is critically flawed.
All-hazards focus by fusion centers improves emergency operations.
Chicago's new Crime Prevention Information Center equips the city to prevent terrorist attacks and revolutionize investigations.
Broadband, regionalization, sustainability and citizen engagement will drive coverage.
W.R. Clement, noted writer, software developer and policy analyst, explains how connections and important shifts in thinking serve to uncover why social changes occurred as they did in the past.
"[The evolution of e-government] started in the '70s with legacy systems, then through the Internet where you had a thousand Web sites bloom, to where we are today -- where sharing technology and developing a shared service environment really isn't a technological problem so much as a change management problem"
Communities are like a ship on the high seas being battered and tossed by hurricane winds and waves ---- a tempest of change
To spend an entire day with Gino Menchini, commissioner of New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), is to experience New York's traditional, hectic pace in technological overdrive
John Paul II not only led an international institution with both political and social power, but also established a personal connection with many millions around the world
'Cities generate local economic growth by replacing imports from other cities in a process that, rather than being a zero-sum game, stimulates new growth in the city losing the exports'
'There has never been a technology this fast, this expansive, with the ability to connect this many people from around the world.'
Subscription Web-based service allows smaller governments to take advantage of GIS without paying a fortune.
'What lies behind the blog phenomena? It is people just talking to people. And for many, that has become a more real level of communication than what they get from the mainstream media or from their government and social leaders.'
In its short life span, blogging has had a serious impact on the media and politics. Now businesses and governments are looking to turn this form of communication to their advantage.
Virginia's proposal to use radio frequency identification tags for drivers' licenses raises hackles.
'Linear analysis will get you a much-changed caterpillar, but it won't get you a butterfly. For that you need a leap of imagination.'
South Dakota's TaxMatch simplifies the collection of sales tax for merchants everywhere.
Something is happening here that no government institution seeking to serve citizens should ignore completely
Several high-ranking states in 2004's Digital States Survey focus on more than building a pretty portal
Several high-ranking states in 2004's Digital States Survey focus on more than building a pretty portal.
CIOs and IT departments may have larger roles to play when dealing with disaster management.
San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit police force takes advantage of mapping technology to better share information.
'The role that technology can play to increase disaster readiness does not just involve high-end satellite communication systems and the like. There is also much that can be done by using existing resources and simply thinking more creatively about how to use them to better prepare for disasters.'
Online program helps the New York City Comptroller's Office settle claims via the Internet.
As malicious hackers nip at the heels of Wi-Fi security solutions, WLAN administrators must keep up with evolving standards.
Clarity and Execution: The Next Steps in Cyber-Security
Veritas Unveils Key Features of Veritas i³ 7.0 Application Performance Management Software
Apple Introduces Xsan Storage Area Network File System
Oracle Joins Enterprise Grid Alliance to Drive Adoption of Grid Computing
Experiments Show Theoretical Speed Limit to Computer Data Storage
The justice system looks at analyzing information exchanges and adopting standards in its effort to build integrated information systems.
Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA drives work together harmoniously in system in first public demonstration.
First SMI-S Products A Turning Point for Storage Industry
Lower cost, high capacity drives plug and play
HP Drives Down Cost of Storage Area Networking
Storing the U.S. Library of Congress on a 50-Cent Coin
Veritas Releases Data Lifecycle Manager Update
Crossroads, LeftHand Alliance to Develop Fibre Channel SANs for IP Servers
'Best Practices in Storage' Award Winners Announced
Plasmon Supplies Drives and Media for HP StorageWorks Optical Libraries
After almost 20 years as president of Public Technology Inc., Costis Toregas is stepping down -- but he's hardly retiring.
After massive flooding, Hyde County turned to satellite links and wireless networks to get its courthouse back in session.
Joseph Stiglitz: Globalization and the Search for Balance
Illustrating how mobile technology provides freedom and flexibility.
State courts struggle to find balance between electronic access and privacy rights.
The Empire State ramps up for 21st-century government and economic development.
New York launches a $400 Million Wireless Network.
Taxes collected from cell phone users are meant to finance E-911 services, but critics say the money has been used for different purposes.
In an effort to assess and plan for the state's competitive future, the Connect Kentucky initiative was born.
United States still lags behind Canada and Singapore, report says.
As part of a security upgrade in many of America's leading businesses, a new communications link establishes a secure hotline between leading CEOs and key homeland security officials to deal with any future terrorist threats.
Outsourcing your states network management is a complex and risky proposition. Given previous debacles, is it still worth consideration?
Better technology is making it easier for politicians to manipulate voting districts in favor of a single party.
Through multiple e-government initiatives, Canada is striving to become the world's most wired government.