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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

Grade-school gamers test the foundation of DARPA's next training software

Inside the University of Washington's Center for Game Science (CGS), there's a department that is making video games for children, and it's funded mostly by DARPA. If you'll recall, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is the part of the US...

23andMe gets $1.4 million NIH funding to advance human DNA research

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Genetic testing firm 23andMe might not be in good terms with the FDA, but it impressed the National Institutes of Health enough for the agency to give it a $1.4 million grant. The money will be used for a two-year project that'll improve the firm's...

DARPA Wants Wants to Fund Research into "Predatory" Bacteria

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced that it is soliciting proposals for research into whether living "predatory" bacteria could be used to treat humans or animals infected with biological agents such as plague, Q fever or tularemia. Read more...

15 Astounding Technologies DARPA Is Creating Right Now

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is responsible for some of the world's most significant scientific and technological breakthroughs. DARPA has had a hand in milestone inventions like GPS, the internet, and stealth aircraft. Show More Summary

DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It takes a lot more money and preparation to launch a rocket than to have a plane take off. That's why DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) first initiated its Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. The idea is that...Show More Summary

DARPA to Help Develop Memory Restoring Brain Implant

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is famous for funding the development of the Internet, stealth jets, and GPS. These days, the agency has been giving a lot more attention to the life sciences, and specifically to rehab medical technologies to assist soldiers coming home from battles. Show More Summary

DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory

The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced this week.

DARPA’s latest hair-brained: Implantable memory chips

Brain implants could finally become a reality, thanks to those crazy, lovable boffins over at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA. The agency, which has been working on all kinds of hair-brained schemes from laser guided … Continue reading ?

Pentagon Admits Spending Millions To Study Social Media Manipulation

Just days after a report published by researchers at Facebook revealed that users of the social media site had been manipulated for science, The Guardian reports that DARPA - the Pentagon-run Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...Show More Summary

DARPA wants to develop electronic memory-restoring implants

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Earlier this year, we heard about how DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was setting up its new Biological Technologies Office. The goal of that division is to "merge biology, engineering, and computer science to harness...Show More Summary

DARPA Awards UCLA $15 Million to Restore Lost Memory

The UCLA Program in Memory Restoration has been awarded up to $15 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a four -year project aiming to help brain-injured people restore lost memory functions. A UCLA team...Show More Summary

Lockheed Awarded $202 Million DARPA Contract for Continued LRASM Development

Lockheed Martin has received a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract worth up to USD202 million for follow-on development and accelerated acquisition of the US Navy's (USN's) next-generation Long-Range Anti-Ship...Show More Summary

What you need to know about DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science division

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

There's a certain entity within the Pentagon that's quite (in)famous for developing terrifying robots, advanced weapons and futuristic tech. It's called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or, as most people know it, DARPA: the Department...

DARPA Delays, Increases Difficulty of DARPA Robotics Challenge

Rapid progress in commercial robotics is leading the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to raise the bar for the finals of its disaster-response robotics challenge, now planned for June 2015 in Pomona, California.Human-supervised...Show More Summary

The 10 Maddest of the Mad Science Projects Funded by DARPA

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Founded in 1958 to prevent technological surprises such as Sputnik, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds projects that are both outside the box and off the wall. Although DARPA gave us the Internet and GPS, plenty of its blue-sky ideas have crashed back down to Earth. Here are ten of them. Read more...

Boeing Talks Phantom Swift

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is to undertake conceptual design reviews for the four vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) X-Plane contenders in the coming weeks, a Boeing programme official disclosed on 24Show More Summary

DARPA Wants to Build a Portable, Bulletproof Wall That Can Fit in a Can

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has envisioned some peculiar and diverse projects over the years, from molten metal-filled missiles, all the way to submarines that can fly. Then there’s this new project that aims to create a portable cylinder that can blow up into a nearly impenetrable wall. Because sometimes you just... Read More

?DARPA Needs Your Help Creating An Instant Wall In A Can

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The folks over at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have announced they're looking for someone to construct a compact, cylinder-shaped delivery device that can instantly expand into a large structure (web, wall, blockade or barrier) without human intervention. In other words, no assembly required. Read more...

DARPA & US Navy ONR Ink Deal on TERN UAV for Surface Combatants

The U.S. Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have signed an agreement to launch a program to develop long-range reconnaissance drones that would launch from ships.The program is based on an existing DARPA program...Show More Summary

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