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DHS Taps TDA Research for First Responder Power Module Dev’t

TDA Research

Colorado-based research and development company TDA Research has secured a two-year, $1 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to build an on-body power module for first responders.

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DOE to Fund Research Projects in Scientific Studies, Decision Support Methods

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $16 million in funds to support research efforts in the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning for scientific studies and management of complex processes. The funding opportunity will support the development of AI and ML-based predictive modeling and simulation technologies for physical sciences.

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Robotic Research Wins Grant to Support DoT FTA AIM Project; Alberto Lacaze Quoted

Alberto Lacaze

Robotic Research has been awarded a share of the $14 million Department of Transportation (DoT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant to develop an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that will support Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant precision docking, the company reported on Tuesday. Robotic Research will create the system for Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s (KCATA) Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit line.

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DARPA to Tackle Quantum Research Barriers With New Program; Tatjana Curcic Quoted


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new program that aims to reduce the size, weight and power requirements of military technologies through quantum science. The Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT) program would address an equipment-related issue that hinders the transition of quantum research into practical applications.

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NSF Supports Institutes for Data Science Research, Education


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a five-year effort to produce and gather research on data science, with regard to the areas of algorithm development, cyberinfrastructure and education. NSF said Tusday that its institutes under the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program will work to foster data science innovation.

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Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly to Introduce Legislation on AI Research, Ethics

Will Hurd,

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., plan to introduce legislation focused on driving research into artificial intelligence and its impact on ethics, national security and the workforce. He noted that agencies should partner with industry to establish a "cyber National guard” to improve cybersecurity and promote the good use of AI.

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MITRE Enters Strategic Collaboration with Nuance Communications to Improve Cancer Research; Dr. Jay Schnitzer, Diana Nole Quoted

Dr. Jay Schnitzer

MITRE and Nuance Communications have announced a strategic collaboration to advance the minimal Common Oncology Data Elements (mCODE) data standard for improved cancer research and treatment using the AI-powered Nuance Dragon Medical One solution, MITRE announced on Monday

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Army Research Lab Makes Power Line Detection Tech

Power line detection

Army Research Laboratory has created a software-sensor combination designed to help unmanned aircraft systems prevent clashes with nearby power lines. ARL said that it uniquely configured 3D sensors in a way designed to inform autopilot systems about detected power lines.

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