Week in Review: 1/4/15 – 1/10/15

January 8, 2015

Researchers work to counter a new class of coffee shop hackers
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating where these information “leaks” originate so they can help hardware and software designers develop strategies to plug them. By studying emissions from multiple computers, the researchers have developed a metric for measuring the strength of the leaks – known technically as “side-channel signal” – to help prioritize security efforts. This research has been supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation and AFOSR. http://www.news.gatech.edu/2015/01/08/researchers-work-counter-new-class-coffee-shop-hackers

January 6, 2015

Fortifying national defense with robot swarms, resilient materials
Three Arizona State University engineers are undertaking research to make technological advances that would strengthen the capabilities of the nation’s military forces. Panagiotis Artemiadis, Spring Berman and Yang Jiao have received Young Faculty Awards from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support their separate projects.

January 4, 2015

Air Force funds electrical accumulator research
Higher, better, faster and stronger – all are the goals of aerospace systems designers, in particular researchers from the Air Force who are providing the next generation of advanced aircraft to its warfighters. To meet these challenges, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort that supports the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology (INVENT) program. Researchers conducting the program are developing electrical system generation concepts that will be deployed on future aerospace systems.