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DARPA Is Spending $65 Million to Meld Mind and Machine

The U.S. defense agency that specializes in “out-there” science and technology endeavors is on a quest to bridge the gap between brain and computer. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded $65 million to...Show More Summary

USC and Georgia Tech receive $ 6.8 million for DARPA project

(University of Southern California) The USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Georgia Tech have been selected to receive Department of Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funding under the Hierarchal Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE) program. Show More Summary

Wyss Center joins $19M project to engineer brain-computer interface network

(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) The Wyss Center in Geneva is set to work with Brown University on a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop a high-resolution, implantable neural interface network for new medical therapies.

A Brief History of Cloud Computing

In 1963, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), presented MIT with $2 million for Project MAC. The funding included a requirement MIT develop technology allowing for a “computer to be used by two or more people, simultaneously.”...Show More Summary

Research aims to make artificial intelligence explain itself

(Oregon State University) Eight computer science professors in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make artificial-intelligence-based systems like autonomous vehicles and robots more trustworthy.

Phantom Express: The Super Spaceplane Boeing and DARPA Hope to Make a Reality

Dave Majumdar Security, The idea behind Phantom Express is that as a reusable spaceplane, it could be turned around and launched back into space quickly. Earlier this month, Boeing and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that they hope to build a new space plane to quickly carry satellites and other payloads into orbit. Show More Summary

New Experimental Space Plane Design Released by DARPA | Video

The new design will give the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency the ability to launch within days. The new Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) is called Phantom Express.

UT Dallas researchers investigate technique to accelerate learning

(University of Texas at Dallas) Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) at The University of Texas at Dallas have been awarded a contract worth up to $5.8 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate a novel approach to accelerate the learning of foreign languages.

Pentagon taking steps to secure US cyber infrastructure from attacks as war looms with North Korea

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Project Agency recently reached out to BAE systems to develop a workaround for a potential cyberattack on the US that would likely be the precursor to serious acts of actual warfare, Defense Systems...Show More Summary

Here are 3 of the strangest projects DARPA has worked on since its creation

DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is tasked with exploring some far out science and technology projects to benefit the United States. Since its inception in 1958, it's been credited with a number of inventions you probably use every day, but it also has worked on some weird stuff that never really came to fruition. Show More Summary

Computers of the Future May Be Minuscule Molecular Machines

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is banking that the computers of the future won't rely on traditional silicon chip architecture, but will instead harness fundamental properties of molecules.

From the People Who Gave Us the Internet, the Amazing and Appalling Story of DARPA

The government agency offers the best and worst of science. Imagineers of War is a history of the Defense Advanced Research and Projects Agency, or DARPA, the obscure government enterprise that (to oversimplify only slightly) gave us...Show More Summary

New study to investigate links between cybercrime and autistic traits

A new project between the University's Centre for Applied Autism Research, the charity Research Autism and the cybercrime unit of the National Crime Agency (NCA) - launched today (Monday 3 April) - will examine the links between cybercrime and autistic-like personality traits.

DARPA Chooses Dynetics & GA for Gremlins Project | Israel’s Arrow Sees First Combat Against Syrian SAMs | India & Russia Come Together on Su-30MKIs

Americas The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Dynetics and General Atomics to move forward to the second phase of the Gremlins research project. The Gremlins program is an attempt to build a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. Phase 2 of the project will see […]

DARPA's Brain Chip Implants Could Be The Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough Or A Total Disaster

How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? How did we get to deep brain stimulation and where do we go from here? More »      

DARPA’s Brain Chips Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How did a Massachusetts woman end up with a four electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? How did we get to deep brain… Read more...

DARPA Turned Washington D.C.'s Ambulances Into Dirty Bomb Detectors

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Would-be terrorists may have a harder time using a disastrous weapon on Washington D.C. now that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has tricked out some of the District’s EMS vehicles. The agency announced this week that for the past few months it’s been using 73 radiation and nuclear detectors in the… Read more...

DARPA designed tech that can snag 1,100-pound drones right out of the air

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on a way to launch drones into flight and then snag them right out of the air with a system that can be loaded onto a truck or ship.   The agency recently released test footage of the next-gen drone tech, currently being developed under the callsign SideArm. Show More Summary

The Navy is building an autonomous underwater drone to hunt down enemy submarines

The research arm of the United States Military, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently held an event at the Pentagon showing off some of their next-generation technology. While there, we had a chance to check...Show More Summary

Top 20 Objective Questions on Evolution of Internet

1. ARPANET used the concept of packet switching network consisting of subnet and............... computers.  A) local B) remote C) host D) network 2.  ARPANET was developed by the ARPA(Advanced Research Project Agency) in.................... which is the research arm of DOD.  A) 1968 B) 1966 C) 1969 D) 1967 3. Before ARPANET, the networks were basically the telephone networks

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