With relevance to homegrown, lone operator terrorist threats highlighted by the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a series of initiatives Wednesday aimed at defending the U.S. Show More Summary
NSF stands for the National Science Foundation. This is U.S. government agency that supports and funds basic and fundamental research. The budget is quite large – around 7 billion USD. Now for the answer to the question. Should we change...
Last week a top Pentagon soothsayer peered into the future and found the Defense Department running out of money. Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said the problem is deeper, and likely to last longer, than the sequester, which is crudely chopping military spending by about 10% this year. Show More Summary
The spare-time online activities between a son, a father, and his friend resulted in a $1 million prize from the Pentagon's mad scientists from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) The winners, Eric Nees, his fatherShow More Summary
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Monday the winner of the first challenges in its competition to design the Fast Adaptable Next-Generation Ground Vehicle (FANG). The US$1 million prize went to “Ground Systems” – a three-person group with members in Ohio, Texas and California. Show More Summary
The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is studying next-generation fighter concepts under a new air dominance initiative that should yield results for next year's budget cycle. DARPA director Arati Prabhakar...Show More Summary
Bluefin Robotics has successfully completed deep-water testing of a specialized Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Researchers have won a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip-cooling technology able to handle heat loads as much as ten times greater than systems commonly used today.
Lots of jobs are now handled by robots. Soon we might add Indy pit crew to the list. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has a robot that can change a tire, picking up the tire, getting it off and on the (simulated) wheel and using the lug wrench. Show More Summary
The US military is working on ways to improve security on wireless networks. It’s suggested adopting some of the tactics used by credit card firms and eBay. The project is the work of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is effectively the military’s gadgets division. It’s previously worked on making a robot that can [...]
Raytheon was awarded a sub-contract from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to deliver its first 5th generation medium frequency hull mounted sonar system as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. Show More Summary
At the recent Energy Innovation Summit of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), Deputy Director Cheryl Martin asserted that in the four years since the United Stated government agency started...Show More Summary
Ultrafast supercomputers that operate at speeds 100 times faster than current systems are now one step closer to reality. A team of IBM researchers working on a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded program have found a way to transmit massive amounts of data with unprecedentedly low power consumption. read more
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring development of an iPad app designed to teach US sailors and marines to understand their responses to stress and manage me them using biofeedback techniques. Show More Summary
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers. read more
Companies showed off their latest clean energy innovations at the ARPA-E Summit. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy funds R&D in energy technologies that are too early for private funders to pick up. Show More Summary
Russians sending lander mission to Jupiter moon Russia’s Jupiter research project, which includes a Ganymede lander mission, will receive its first funding next year, an aide to the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos chief said on Tuesday. “The...Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin has received a $71 million Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) modification contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct air- and surface-launched flight tests and other risk reduction activities. Under this contract, an additional air-launched LRASM flight test will be conducted from a B-1B in 2013. There are already two [...]
Announcing this year’s so-crazy-it-might-work award from the ARPA-E Summit. Every year at the annual Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy Summit (which took place this week) you can count on there being at least one left-field idea that just might work—or might go horribly wrong.
The ARPA-E agency has increased its focus on commercializing energy research but it’s a concern the DOE has yet to fully address. The ARPA-E agency is known for its high-risk energy research projects. But this year’s annual conference had elements of a business bootcamp, offering would-be energy entrepreneurs tips on how to raise money and build a commercially viable product.