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This laser-guided bullet is a sniper's bloody dream

The Pentagon's fringe-science Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a video of its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, in action. In plain English, that's a laser-guided bullet. The video depicts a target … and another aim point a couple feet to the right. Show More Summary

DARPA Looking into Flying Aircraft Carrier for Drones

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information from industry on existing technologies that would facilitate the deployment of small unmanned air vehicles from large manned aircraft.DARPA envisages “aircraft...Show More Summary

DARPA director: Technological advances in neuroscience "exciting and terrifying"

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, shares why she thinks innovations in repairing brain damage or creating prosthetics can pose important challenges for society.

From stealth fighters to Siri, DARPA's projects aim to transform next generation

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discusses various projects that DARPA has played a key role in -- from everyday technologies like the Internet and Siri to military aircrafts.

DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) System Begins Flight Testing

Raytheon has started flight tests of the persistent close air support (PCAS) system, the third phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to provide ground troops with faster, more accurate close air support.Raytheon...Show More Summary

US Navy Girds for Sea Control

Maybe the US Navy surface fleet is getting serious about commanding the sea—at last. Exhibit A: the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has fast-tracked development of the navy’s first anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM)...Show More Summary

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals

When scientists across the country need money for research projects, one place they often turn is the National Science Foundation. The NSF is an independent federal agency with an annual budget of about $7 billion, which it doles out...Show More Summary

DARPA's Strike & ISR MALE UAV Moving Forward

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is one step closer to demonstrating the launch and recovery of a medium-sized unmanned air vehicle (UAV) from a small vessel, following a $19 million preliminary design contract...Show More Summary

Pain Medicine News - Massive Research Project Targets Chronic Pain in the Military

Spanning five years, costing almost $22 million and spread across 13 separate research trials nationwide, several federal agencies are tackling head-on the mounting problem of how to treat chronic pain in the U.S. military without exacerbating...Show More Summary

DARPA Develops Electronics Anti Counterfeit Technology

Any counterfeit high-tech goods are a serious safety threat to people and cybersecurity as well as a problem for system reliability and performance.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said this week one of its contractors,Show More Summary

More Groups Join Project on the Brain

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Federal agencies and private businesses and institutions are aligning their research with the Brain Initiative, which is studying the brain in action.

DARPA’S Self-guiding Bullets Can’t Miss Target

2 months agoOdd : It Thing!

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the United States, have developed and tested the prototype of a self-guiding bullet. The so called Darpa’s bullet has the ability to guide itself while in motion and maintain accuracy on target, even in conditions in which any human can make an error. Darpa’s self-guiding bullets are part [...]

A New Brain Prosthesis May Help Brain-Injured Patients Recover Memory

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

UCLA has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spearhead an innovative project aimed at developing a wireless, implantable brain device that could help restore lost memory function in individuals who have suffered...Show More Summary

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Awarded $7.9 Million to Develop Artificial Immune System

Scientists from both campuses of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded a total of $7.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. The two teams will build what is, in essence, an artificial immune system.

MIT's Amazing DARPA-Funded Jumping Robot Shows How The US Military Is Pivoting To Disaster Relief

Robotics researchers at MIT have unveiled a four-legged robot with an amazing new ability: "The Cheetah 2" can jump. W ith funding coming entirely from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's advanced technological...Show More Summary

Arizona State University Students Working on a Jetpack Capable of Helping Soldiers Run Faster

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

4MM is a project created by students at Arizona State University that utilizes a small back-mounted jetpack to help wearers run faster. The school is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to craft a pack that can help soldiers run a four-minute mile. via Digg

DARPA's Experimental Tank May One Day Dodge Incoming Threats

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency introduced what a next-generation tank might look like. Known as the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, this experimental vehicle is less like the traditional heavily armored brutes typically on the battlefield. These are built for speed. Read more...

Achilles’ Password: Online Security’s Susceptible Straggler

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne Since its inception 56 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, essentially the U.S. Department of Defense’s mad scientist division, has turned fiction into fact and revolutionized our world several times over by thinking big and weird. Show More Summary

Northrop Grumman Shows Off Its Experimental Spaceplane Concept

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In mid-July the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded contracts to Boeing, Masten Space Systems, and Northrop Grumman to develop an unmanned spaceplane to travel hypersonic speeds in the upper atmosphere—as easily as a commercial airliner. Read more...

DARPA Wants Vast Oceanic Monitoring Network

Probably one of the last and perhaps unforgiving areas of the world not truly “wired” is above and below the ocean.Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) want to explore the possibility of seriously changing...Show More Summary

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