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DARPA Testing Prototype Persistent Close Air Support System With Marines

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tested a prototype of the Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) system for the first time during the US Marine Corps’ Talon Reach exercise.A full-system PCAS was tested during the...Show More Summary

DARPA’s Dan Kaufman: How the Government’s Willy Wonka Factory Creates Technology the Changes the World 

Even if you think our government is, on the whole, inept or corrupt, here and there you’ll find pockets of spectacular genius in agencies that really, truly work. Classic case: DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this interview, I sat down with Dan Kaufman, who’s become known as DARPA Dan. He explains how DARPA works.

ARENA opens $20 m R&D round for industry-partnered projects

  The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced up to $20 million for a new research and development (R&D) round dedicated to industry-partnered

DARPA announces project to build evolving software that never dies

The United States’ leading madcap military boffins over at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have announced a plan to create self-adapting software that can live for over one hundred years without becoming obsolete. The project is being dubbed … Continue reading ?

US to Test 'Submarine' Drone That Can Launch from Ocean Floor

 USA’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is testing a drone that can hibernate on the ocean floor for years at a time before being launched

Pentagon Testing Drones That Can Launch from Ocean Floor

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is testing a drone that can hibernate on the ocean floor for years at a time before being launched to the surface and into the air at the push of a button.

Isaac Asimov’s Advice for Being Creative (Hint: Don’t Brainstorm)

Asimov’s Lost Essay In the late 1950’s, Arthur Obermayer worked for Allied Research Associates, a cold war-era science lab. During this period, his employer received a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency to “elicit the most creative approaches possible for a ballistic missile defense system.” Obermayer was a longtime friend of the famed science […]

Pentagon’s DARPA Develops Radar for Air Attacks Through the Clouds

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing radar that can lock onto targets through cloud coverage, enabling aircraft to offer close-air support to ground troops despite unclear weather conditions.

Pentagon's DARPA Develops Implantable Hard Drives for Our Brains

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a pacemaker-sized device that someday could improve the memory of soldiers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury – a sort of hard drive for the brain.

The US is Throwing $4 Million at Building an Unmanned Arctic Surveillance System

Political tension is heating up the frigid North Pole as nations like Canada, Russia, and the US all try to lay claim to the resource-rich region. Now, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has promised cold, hard cash to anyone who can design an unmanned surveillance system able to keep tabs on the area. Show More Summary

A paralyzed woman flew a F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Over at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, there are some pretty amazing (and often top-secret) things going on. But one notable component of a DARPA project was revealed by a Defense Department official at a recent forum, and it is the stuff of science fiction movies.Read full article >>

F-15 May Launch Small Satellites into Space

Small satellites could hitch rides to space on an F-15 fighter jet by next year, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency responsible for developing new technologies for the U.S. military. DARPA's...Show More Summary

DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like vision

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck Leave it to the US Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create something that makes smart glasses and augmented reality headsets seem passé: the team behind some of the military’s most cutting edge technology is creating implants that can...

DARPA shows off its tech for indexing the deep web

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired a segment about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, and its attempts to secure the internet from hackers, human traffickers and other criminals. One of…

Can DARPA hack into a Chevy Impala through OnStar?

60 Minutes has a segment showing how the Software Innovation Division of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hacks into a Chevrolet Impala through the Onstar telematics system and gains control of the vehicle while reporter Leslie Stahl is driving. Show More Summary

DARPA wants behavior-based biometrics to replace passwords

The United States’ military mad-tech unit, better known as DARPA (the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) is building a behavior-based biometric identification system that it believes could one day replace traditional passwords. DARPA apparently thinks that a behavior-based biometric system, … Continue reading ?

DARPA’s Robot AI Learns To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which commissions advanced research on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), published a press release on January 29, 2015, indicating a DARPA-funded research program at the...Show More Summary

ATLAS robot upgrade inches closer to more human-friendly droid

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) ATLAS robot has already secured its place in the pantheon of humanoid robotics, but a new version of the bot shows significant progress beyond its aesthetically crude beginnings ATLAS...Show More Summary

DARPA-funded research IDs sex traffickers with machine learning

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Carnegie Mellon University is touting a new $3.6 million research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, to build machine learning algorithms that can index online sex ads…

ARPA-E technology to undergo rigorous performance validation

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million to support energy research and development projects from America’s top innovators of disruptive new technologies in transportation and stationary applications. Show More Summary

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