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Meet Northrop's XST, The Plane That Lost Out To The Original Stealth Jet

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The year was 1974, and Defense Research Projects Agency was becoming more and more interested in the idea that an aircraft, or a remotely piloted vehicle, could be almost totally invisible to enemy sensors. The aircraft that resulted was the F-117 Nighthawk, better known as the first stealth fighter. This is not that story. Read more...

Wait! WHAT?!?! DARPA Working on Genetically Engineering Mars Terraforming Organisms?!

It’s no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you depends on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms. Show More Summary

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

Terraformed Mars, artist's conception. Image: Daein Ballard/Wikimedia Commons It’s no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you depends on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms. Show More Summary

8 Movie Robots That Would Fail The DARPA Challenge

They can save the world and explore the galaxy, but they'd be no use to us in real-life search-and-rescue. A few weeks ago, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) held the DARPA Robotics Challenge—the culmination of a three-year...Show More Summary

DARPA’s Humanoid Robots Take a Slow-Motion Leap Forward

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is charged with coming up with the coolest, most useful possible new technologies for our defense forces. And now it's tackling robots.

X-51A Hypersonic Jet To Soar Again – U.S. Air Force Has Begun Work On A Whole Fleet

United States Air Force, in association with DARPA (Defence Advanced Projects Research Agency) has begun working on a whole fleet of the experimental hypersonic jet X-51A. The jet, capable of reaching speeds five times that of sound, will cover the distance between Los Angeles to New York in just under 30 minutes. Show More Summary

Robots from South Korea, U.S. Win DARPA Finals

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Twenty-three human-robot teams participating in the DARPA […]

You Have Nothing To Fear From These DARPA Robots

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge crowned a winner over the weekend, but these malfunctioning 'bots did not make the cut. Some people dread the day that we could see robots take over, given the great...Show More Summary

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize: Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize By JOHN MARKOFF  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency The winning robot, from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,...Show More Summary

South Korea Wins First Prize in US Military Robot Competition

A South Korean team landed two-million-dollars in prize money after their humanoid robot beat 23 others at a contest in California organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which develops advanced research for the US Defense Department.

Robots compete in response to California disaster simulation

Robots in the disaster response competition must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall and drive a light utility vehicle. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is offering a $2 million research award to the winning design team in the contest that runs Friday and Saturday at a Pomona racetrack designed to look like a disaster zone.

This MIT robot competing at the DARPA Challenge can use a drill, open doors and even see

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA — will be holding the final round of its robotics competition over the weekend of June 6th in California. This Atlas robot — built by Boston Dynamics and programmed by MIT — will have to open doors, climb stairs, and complete other tasks to win. Show More Summary

DARPA’s Autonomous Killer Robots Will Leave Humans Defenseless

Killer robots called LAWS- lethal autonomous weapons systems- are being commissioned by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and will be able to track and kill targets even without being controlled by their human handlers.

Daily 2 Cents: 'Star Wars' One Step Closer -- Paranormal Investigations...Fast-Growing Hobby -- Ozarks UFOs

'Star Wars' One Step Closer The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has received government permission to field test its HELLADS laser weapon system.“The technical hurdles were daunting, but it is extremely gratifying...Show More Summary

DARPA laser scanning: Bending light with a microchip

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has demonstrated solid-state optical phased array technology in a microchip, bringing the ability to bend light to the battlefront.

The CIA Is Shutting Down Its Secretive Climate Change Research Project

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Central Intelligence Agency has announced that it’s closing down MADEA, a decades-old research program that shared classified information with scientists to study how climate change might exacerbate global security risks. Read more...

An Enormous Game of Capture the Flag Could Change Cybersecurity Forever

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced in 2013 that it was launching a “Cyber Grand Challenge” to explore the idea of automating cybersecurity. If computers themselves could identify vulnerabilities and create working patches, the timeline for dealing with bugs (like Heartbleed) could shrink from days or weeks to seconds. Show More Summary

DARPA's Army of Robots

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has real-life Terminators.

New Tool for Renewable Energy Developers From IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency has just released an exciting tool for renewable energy entrepreneurs, urban planners, and researchers: Project Navigator. It should greatly increase the number of successful renewable powerShow More Summary

Homing Bullets Perfected – Self-Steering Bullets Can Expertly Zero-In On Any Moving Target Making Anybody An Expert Marksman [Video]

A bullet that rapidly realigns trajectory to ensure it always hits its target has been perfected. Researchers working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S Department of Defense have perfected the technology that ensures a bullet fired from a gun will always hit the target, even if the target isn’t steady. Show More Summary

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