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More Groups Join Project on the Brain

1 hour 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

13 hours 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

17 hours 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

last weekOdd : 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

3 weeks 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

last monthTechnology / 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

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

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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

2 months 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

2 months agoGenres / 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

3 months agoTechnology / 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

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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

3 months agoTechnology / 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

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