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Transition to Practice Programs Go Commercial

Two of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Transition to Practice (TTP) program cybersecurity technologies
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AI to Prevent Grid Failures

A project combining artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners will identify
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Keeping Fake News Out of Research

Four professors earned a $1 million grant to develop a national cyberinfrastructure to keep malicious or misleading data out of
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Race Against Time: Quantum Computers

Researchers are in a race against time to prepare new cryptographic techniques before the arrival of quantum computers. That is
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Safety Move: Converting Crude Into Pellets

Pellets made of bitumen make it easier to transport oil in coal rail cars or transport trucks with less risk
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New Twist on Pipeline Inspection

A new technology to inspect coatings of pipelines installed through horizontal directional drilling (HDD), a trenchless technology seeing greater use
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Lasers Destroy Soil Decontaminates

There is a new process in development that can rid contaminated soil of toxins and pollutants: Laser it. By directly
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Nano Chips Detect Chemicals in Real-Time

A nanophotonic chip system uses lasers and bacteria to observe fluorescence emitted from a single bacterial cell, researchers said. To
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Printing a Sensor via Inkjet

There is a new method in development to mass produce small water sensors using inkjet printing. The goal is to
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Autonomous Systems: A ‘Degree of Trust’

Building on breakthroughs in autonomous cyber systems and formal methods, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled a new
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