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Watch this tiny DARPA drone fly 45 mph through a warehouse

Drones are getting faster — and smarter too. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, announced Friday that it hit a new milestone in the development of fast, lightweight drones that can navigate themselves. Loaded withShow More Summary

DARPA All Set To Launch Submarine Hunting Drone

 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will launch in April a sleek, 132-foot warship from Portland, OR, testing its abilities over a succeeding period of 18 months.

The US government held a contest to identify evil propaganda robots on Facebook and Twitter

The US military has enlisted academics to fight a new enemy: Twitter bots. The D efense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ) held a special contest last year to identify so-called "influence bots" — "realistic, automated identities...Show More Summary

DARPA Wants Implanted Brain Chips to Directly Communicate with Computers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's secretive research arm, announced that it is working to develop an implantable neural interface intended to transfer data between computers and the brain.

The military is building an implant for controlling machines with your mind

Today, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a program that aims to build an implantable neural device that would allow the human brain to communicate directly with a computer. Roughly the size...Show More Summary

US DARPA's New Chip Will Create Unjammable Communication Devices

Jamming communications isn’t a new idea, but with battlefields becoming increasingly digital, it’s an evermore concerning threat. Now the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has built a super-fast chip that will help create devices able to shrug off radio-frequency attacks. More »      

Keeping consumers, not ISPs, in control of the Internet

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

It's safe to assume that none of the engineers who helped create the first large-scale network of computer networks for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the late 1960s would have predicted that their work would ultimately blossom into today's global Internet. But then, no one back...

DARPA Cancels ALASA Responsive Micro Sat Launcher

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has scrapped plans to launch small satellites from a modified F-15 fighter jet after two tests of a new rocket fuel ended in explosions this year.Instead DARPA will spend the next year...Show More Summary

15 astounding technologies that DARPA is working on 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 major inventions like GPS, the internet, and stealth aircraft. Show More Summary

DARPA wants your wacky robotics ideas

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is known for building all sorts of fantastical and frightening robots. There are flying robots, walking robots, and even swimming/jumping/climbing robots. Even with all that [...

US govt developing brain implants that give humans the ability to never forget

Supported by US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), scientists are hard at work on a brain implant that will grant humans the ability to never forget. The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) project is focused on restoring memory abilities to veterans of the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Show More Summary

DARPA Mission Adaptive Landing Gear Program Gets Criticism

There’s been some breathless coverage of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency experiment with what look like mechanical insect legs to replace the usual wheels or skids helicopters land on. One article called the Adaptive Landing...Show More Summary

Jazz Isn't Dead—It's Being Played by Robots for Military Purposes

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Someday a robot may be able to solo as adeptly as this guy. Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com Via Scientific American The U.S. military branch Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is attempting to build a musical device that can...Show More Summary

Why is the US military funding robots that play jazz?

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The US military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are funding a new project to develop musical robots that can improvise a solo when playing with human jazz musicians. A collaboration between new media researchers at the University...Show More Summary

Lockheed ARES Drone to Start Test Flights in June

Lockheed Martin's Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) is preparing to enter the third phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Transformer (TX) vehicle development programme next year. Three monthsShow More Summary

DARPA Wants to Create Delivery Vehicles That Vanish After Dropping Off Their Payload

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is known for investigating radical and even seemingly laughable ideas like brain-computer interfaces or software that can run for hundreds of years. And the agency's latest project, announced on Friday, is certainly out there. Show More Summary

Uncle Sam Wants YOU To Help Solve National Problems

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

You might know that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) uses challenges to stimulate innovation, including competitions around robotics, self-driving cars and automated computer security. Falling robots draw attention, after all. Show More Summary

AeroVironment NOT Selected for DARPA's TERN Naval UAV

AeroVironment today announced it was informed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that the company was not selected to receive a phase III contract for DARPA’s Tern program. The announcement came after a competition for the phase III contract following successful phase I and II efforts. link.

DARPA Wants to Put Microchips in Soldiers' Brains

Kristen V. Brown, Fusion: For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it's finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting...Show More Summary

The Pentagon's Research Arm is Putting Money Into DNA Manufacturing

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the governmnet division that tries to take cutting-edge technology and turn it into something the military can use. The agency’s latest target? Genetic engineering. Read more....

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