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No Vroom Vroom?: DARPA Commissions Stealth Dirt Bikes

yesterdayOdd : Geekologie

The US government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has commissioned two companies to build a hybrid, all-terrain stealth dirt bike with an engine that makes little to no noise. I must have one. The bears will never...Show More Summary

DARPA plans to bring Wi-Fi to front line troops via re-purposed drones

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Defence Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to extend connectivity for forward military units with the use of small Wi-Fi-hosting drones. The aim of the Mobile Hotspots project is to provide a reliable, mobile source of...Show More Summary

DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability. When fully matured, the technology will allow small, distributed military teams to […]

Vertical Takeoff Takes Off in a New Direction

To park in a tight spot, it helps to have a Smart car. To fly into a tight spot, you need a smart plane – one capable of vertical takeoffs and landings. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected four aerospace and defense companies to...

First Ever Cyborg Olympics Brought to you by...DARPA

Couple the Defense Research Projects Agency’s major and well-funded interest in prosthetics with the grit shown by amputee veterans to excel in sports and you’ve got a heck of start for building a U.S. team for the first-ever bionicShow More Summary

USAID Is Getting Its Own DARPA-Like Innovation Lab To Solve Global Development Challenges

Bringing cutting-edge science and technology research to combat the world's biggest problems. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency inside the US Department of Defense, is at least partially responsible for...Show More Summary

Military Wants Ender's Game Drones

Darpa, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is kicking off a project to develop collaborative swarm drones that can be operated by a single person, allowing the "commander" to issue commands that the drones will interpret and carry out. Show More Summary

Are Google and DARPA Headed on Collision Course?

Even though the Internet search giant owns two companies that have contracts with the Pentagon, Google is choosing to forego military funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in at least one robotic competition.Google bought the robotics firm Schaft that had developed a bipedal robot that won DARPA’s Robotics Challenge. Show More Summary

Google Turns Down Military Funding For Its Scary, Powerful Robots

Google's been on a spat of acquiring robotics companies, two of which are government contractors that still have duties to perform for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, reports The Verge. The two companies in question are Massachusetts' Boston Dynamics and Japan's Schaft. Show More Summary

DARPA Selects 4 Companies for VTOL X Plane Demo

Four companies – Aurora Flight Sciences, Boeing, Karem Aircraft and Sikorsky – will compete to build a high-speed, vertical take-off and landing X-plane with improved hover efficiency, the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA)...Show More Summary

ARPA-E Projects Attract More Than $625 Million In Private Funding

National Harbor, MD –The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) [this week] announced that the Agency’s innovative projects are making great strides towards transforming the way Americans use and produce energy. Show More Summary

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 5.5

In 2009, defense contractors at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – or, DARPA, for short – publicly revealed that they’d successfully created cyborg insects capable of carrying miniaturized surveillance equipment deep into enemy territory Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. Show More Summary

Meet ARES: DARPA’s newest transformer-style drones under development

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DAPRA, presented concept images of its scheme to pair up the US military with modular drones named Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES for short), capable of transforming to comply with […]

DARPA Launches Program to Develop Advanced Search Tech

Liat Clark of Wired UK reports, “The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a programme aimed at developing the next generation of task-orientated search engines that will help index and organise ‘mission-critical publically available information’ on the web and deep web. Show More Summary

Pentagon Exploring Brain Implants for Soldiers

2 months agoNews : Reason

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the echnology development wing of the U.S. Department of Defense, is looking to install “black boxes” in soldiers' brains to help revive memory. Since 2000, an estimated 280,000 soldiers endured brain injuries. Show More Summary

Dumbing down cyberwar: Is the US military ready for simpler cyberweapons?

America's military science lab DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is now spending $110 million 'to allow those with little or no hacking experience to engage in cyberwarfare', reports the technology website CNET. The...Show More Summary

Here's DARPA's Hilariously Endearing Birthday Card to Itself

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Why is DARPA's terrifying humanoid robot having such a good time twirling sparklers around like its flying on ecstasy? Because 56 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was born. Happy birthday DARPA! Just, uh, please don't give Atlas a wish. Bad idea. Read more...

DARPA taps IBM to help create self-destructing gizmos for the battlefield

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

When you look at DARPA's newest project, it almost feels like the agency's recent breakthroughs have left it a little drained, creatively. The government's research wing has announced that IBM is helping it create non-incendiary self-destructing...

DARPA Taps IBM To Develop Self Destructing Chips

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

This might seem like something out of Mission Impossible, but DARPA seems to be committed to bringing this concept into life. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $3.5 million contract to IBM, just so that it can develop self destructing chips. Show More Summary

Eureka! DARPA Posts Its Vast Collections of Open Source Tools

Although most members of the open source community haven't kept up with its inventions, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has steadily built open source tools and platforms to power everything from robots to advanced applications. Show More Summary

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