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Why DARPA is Pursuing the XS-1 Spaceplane

Here’s a phrase that’s not repeated everyday in the space community:“You’ve heard Elon’s comments … we want to go beyond that,” Brad Tousley, the head of the tactical technology office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,...Show More Summary

Z-Man allows People to be Geckos on Glass

They call it “Z-Man” but only because “Spider Man” had already been taken and put under trademark, said Eugene Choi, Technology Leader for the climbing device developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.The literature...Show More Summary

The US military is creating brain implants to restore lost memories

WASHINGTON, DC — There's hope for bringing back long-forgotten memories if research from the government's top scientists is successful. Scientists with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are building brain implants...Show More Summary

Navy Will Soon Be Able To Launch Surprise Drone Attacks From The Deep Sea

It won’t be long before the Pentagon will be able to launch surprise attacks on America’s enemies from deep beneath the sea. Fox reports that DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is developing a defense technology using...Show More Summary

The U.S. Navy now has an unmanned drone warship. Could it be hacked at sea?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The U.S. Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are now testing a new unmanned drone warship. The first Navy drone ship is a 132-foot ACTUV (Antisubmarine warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel) known as Sea Hunter, which cost around $120 million to build. Show More Summary

DARPA Awards 8 Contracts for First Phase of Ground X-Vehicle Technology for Future Armored Fighting Vehicles

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded technology research contracts to eight companies under the agency’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, seeking to deliver crew/vehicle survivability through means other than traditional heavy passive armor solutions. Show More Summary

New Spaceplane May Launch Satellites Daily

DARPA, the Unites States Advanced Research Projects Agency, has just completed the first phase of its XS-1, Experimental Spaceplane-1 project. The new shuttle-drone-like plane will make satellite launches routine, faster, timesaving and more cost-effective. Currently, it takes years to plan and schedule a satellite launch. The personnel...

DARPA gives the world a peek at its strange new 24-motor drone

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — or DARPA — just launched a one-fifth-scale model of its LightningStrike aircraft for the first time. Built by Aurora Flight Science, the ‘Subscale LightningStrike’ relies on 24 fans to propel the 325 pound scale model and enable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Show More Summary

Norhtrop Pushing Hard to Join Launch Industry Through XS-1 Contracts

Northrop Grumman might be "playing to win" the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's XS-1 programme, but the aerospace firm's interest in a reusable spaceplane for rapidly launching small satellites runs far deeper than anyShow More Summary

Russian Military Research Agency Starts Contest for UAV-Based Flying Lab

Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects on Thursday announced a competition for the best project to build a flying laboratory based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Approves $17 Million R&D Funding

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced approval this week for $17 million in funding for nine R&D projects. Announced on Wednesday, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) said “nine cutting edge research and development (R&D) projects” would be supported though its latest industry-researcher collaboration R&D funding round. Show More Summary

World’s First Unmanned Ship “Sea Hunts”

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently christened its prototype Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). Nicknamed the “Sea Hunter,” it is essentially an ocean-going drone whose mission is to find and neutralize the enemy’s stealth diesel submarines and countermine activities. It ushers in a...

The Pentagon plans to hunt enemy submarines using this drone warship

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed a new unmanned warship that will be used to find diesel electric submarines, which are some of the hardest to detect.  Produced by Eames Yates Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Military Developing Drone Ship for U.S. Navy

A new video shows off an autonomous watercraft developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The prototype is meant to demonstrate the potential of a fleet of unmanned ships, known as Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessels. Show More Summary

DARPA Unveils Latest Military Tech Weapon: New at Reason

2 months agoNews : Reason

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announces the latest in cutting-edge military technology in this promotional video released exclusively through Reason TV. The new Cranial Response Online Weapons Network will allow instant executive branch-level command of U.S. Show More Summary

How to Make a Vertical-Takeoff Plane That Doesn’t Suck

In early March, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced it was awarding a contract to Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop a small robotic demonstrator aircraft as part of phase two of DARPA’s Vertical Takeoff and Landing X-Plane initiative. “For decades, aircraft designers seeking to improve vertical takeoff...

The US military will pay you $130k to turn your kettle into a bomb

If you reckon you’ve got the skills to weaponize your household appliances, the US military wants to know. Instead of trying to stop people turning their toasters into deadly weapons, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now encouraging it. Show More Summary

DARPA to geeks: Weaponize your toasters … for America!

Project Improv makes hacking IoT gear a patriotic duty The US Military Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is asking the American public to put on its collective black hat and find new ways to turn everyday technology into weapons of online destruction.…

DARPA, Lockheed Martin to Boost Microchip Performance

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said that a new project in partnership with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks to make microchips more effective in electronics, radars and lasers by keeping them cool.

DARPA’s crazy plane design could allow for vertical takeoffs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has helped develop a lot of wondrous technology over the years, including most notably the Internet. This week, the U.S. government agency released a concept for a new kind of plane that would be a hybrid of a plane and a helicopter and could enable vertical takeoffs. Show More Summary

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