National Harbor, MD –The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) [this week] announced that the Agency’s innovative projects are making great strides towards transforming the way Americans use and produce energy. Show More Summary
In 2009, defense contractors at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – or, DARPA, for short – publicly revealed that they’d successfully created cyborg insects capable of carrying miniaturized surveillance equipment deep into enemy territory Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. Show More Summary
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DAPRA, presented concept images of its scheme to pair up the US military with modular drones named Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES for short), capable of transforming to comply with […]
Liat Clark of Wired UK reports, “The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a programme aimed at developing the next generation of task-orientated search engines that will help index and organise ‘mission-critical publically available information’ on the web and deep web. Show More Summary
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the echnology development wing of the U.S. Department of Defense, is looking to install “black boxes” in soldiers' brains to help revive memory. Since 2000, an estimated 280,000 soldiers endured brain injuries. Show More Summary
America's military science lab DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is now spending $110 million 'to allow those with little or no hacking experience to engage in cyberwarfare', reports the technology website CNET. The...Show More Summary
Why is DARPA's terrifying humanoid robot having such a good time twirling sparklers around like its flying on ecstasy? Because 56 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was born. Happy birthday DARPA! Just, uh, please don't give Atlas a wish. Bad idea. Read more...
When you look at DARPA's newest project, it almost feels like the agency's recent breakthroughs have left it a little drained, creatively. The government's research wing has announced that IBM is helping it create non-incendiary self-destructing...
This might seem like something out of Mission Impossible, but DARPA seems to be committed to bringing this concept into life. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $3.5 million contract to IBM, just so that it can develop self destructing chips. Show More Summary
Although most members of the open source community haven't kept up with its inventions, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has steadily built open source tools and platforms to power everything from robots to advanced applications. Show More Summary
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it will make many of its open-source projects...Show More Summary
The Pentagon wants its top research arm to give troops the same kind of self-destructing devices Ethan Hunt had in the movie series Mission ImpossibleThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency didn’t necessarily specify the famous...Show More Summary
Amaani Lyle of Official Wire reports, “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency scientists will build on language processing technologies with improved speed and accuracy –- offering an advantage to analysts in a variety of military and non-military scenarios, a program manager said today at the DARPA Congressional Tech Showcase here. Show More Summary
Considering that batteries are typically designed for maximum longevity, it may seem odd to learn that the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is ramping up research into self-destructing batteries. Odd or not, DARPA awarded a $4.7 million contract last week to SRI International, an independent research organization based in Menlo Park,, to [...]
My Washinton Post colleagues have reported on an National Security Agency program to to build a quantum computer. But right now, quantum computing is more a theoretical research topic than a practical technology. To understand how quantum computers could work and what the implications would be if they did, I talked to Scott Aaronson. Read more at The […]
Robots are great. A lot of folks would agree with me, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the institution doing all manner of top-secret, top-awesome projects for the government. Another thing they do that's...Show More Summary
An international Robotics Challenge Trials hosted in Homestead, Fla., this weekend and organized by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is meant to spur the development of robots that can respond to natural and man-made disasters. The competition was created follow …
The Pirbright Institute in Surrey has been awarded £4.4 million to work with researchers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford as well as the AHVLA (Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, TGAC (The Genome Analysis Centre) and Industry partners Merial, on a long-term study on the transmission of swine influenza.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to five defense firms to develop ideas for new unmanned aerial systems that will serve the U.S. Navy’s newest combat ships.The contracts went to Aurora Flight Sciences...Show More Summary
Kathleen Hickey of GCN.com reports, “NASA’s OpenNEX is one of the latest federal research projects moving to the cloud to improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors. In doing so, the space agency is using Amazon...Show More Summary