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The US Department Of Defence Is Developing Plants That Are Spies

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to bioengineer plants so that the military can turn foliage into spies. More »      

HRL awarded DARPA Project AMEBA to develop man-portable low-frequency radio antennas

(HRL Laboratories) HRL Laboratories, LLC, has received an award to participate in project AMEBA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) initiative to develop low-frequency radio transmission antennas that are vastly more...Show More Summary

USC ISI to lead project to simulate dynamics of online social behavior

(University of Southern California) USC's Information Sciences Institute will lead a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative among universities to develop large-scale simulations of online behavior in complex social networks. Show More Summary

Longevity Industry Whitepapers from the Aging Analytics Agency

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The Longevity International project of the Aging Analytics Agency arises from the Biogerontology Research Foundation / Deep Knowledge Ventures portion of our growing community. The various companies and non-profit initiatives associated...Show More Summary

Tech legend Regina Dugan quits Facebook for mysterious new endeavor

Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency head Dr. Regina Dugan has mysteriously resigned from her role as the head of Facebook Inc.’s hardware lab “Building 8” after only 18 months “to focus on building and leading a new endeavor.” Dugan, who along with leading DARPA, the U.S. Show More Summary

'Transformative' research unrealistic to predict, scientists tell granting agencies

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be "transformative" may actually be hindering discovery, according to a study by Oregon State University ecologists. The...Show More Summary

'Transformative' research unrealistic to predict, scientists tell granting agencies

(Oregon State University) Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be 'transformative' may actually be hindering discovery.

All the Secret Weapons the U.S. Military Would Use to Crush Russia or China in a War

David Axe Security, New tech is coming.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA, the Pentagon’s fringe-science organization — has begun work on a small drone that extend the range of an AIM-120 air-to-air missile. The “Flying Missile Rail” could help U.S. Show More Summary

NASA puts $14M in funding towards soft robots, flash lidar and other research projects

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NASA has announced the latest beneficiaries of its Small Business Technology Transfer program, which solicits and funds small-scale research projects outside the agency but relevant to its interests. 19 projects in a variety of fields are being awarded a total of $14.3 million. Read More

How the U.S. Military Wants to Unstealth Russian and Chinese Submarines

Zachary Keck Security, Asia Will this work? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), America’s resident defense technology agency, is exploring new ways to track and defeat submarines. This week BAE Systems announced that DARPA awarded it the first phase of its Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach (MOCCA) program. Show More Summary

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

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