The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the agency of the United States Department of Defense that is responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. The agency has been responsible for funding the development of many important technologies, such as computer networking, the graphical user interface and various "far out" innovations, from personal exoskeletons to robotic aircraft.
Our medical data is not as private as we think.
4 | June 6, 2013 1:51am |
Soldiers who carry 100-pound loads for substantial periods of time across rough and hilly terrain can often suffer injuries and fatigue -- but DARPA's Warrior Web aims to change that.
May 23, 2013 5:38am |
Infrared imaging sensors, which can locate hidden enemies day or night, were once too big to be carried. They are now handheld.
2 | April 17, 2013 8:27pm |
Researchers are already working on systems that replicate the human brain -- not just in capacity, but also in cognitive thought processes.
8 | April 12, 2013 1:48pm |
A material once used to create primitive transistors 60 years ago could pave the way for faster electronics in the future.
6 | April 11, 2013 5:56am |
It's a nebulous endeavor with no obvious milestones or endpoint. But if it works, a brain map could lead to cures for conditions ranging from Alzheimer's to PTSD.
5 | April 3, 2013 2:12pm |
It's not just aerial defense that can combat low-flying drones.
3 | April 2, 2013 9:00am |
How much do some of the U.S. military's programs truly cost?
March 20, 2013 5:49am |
Land or sea is no problem to the Salamandra Robotica II.
March 20, 2013 5:19am |
In order to try and make military wireless networks more secure, Darpa has created the Wireless Network Defense program.
March 19, 2013 2:08am |
In the same way that teams of people have to spend time getting to know each other, researchers at MIT believe that robots and humans have exactly the same issues.
1 | February 11, 2013 6:14am |
Members of the British Army, currently resident in Afghanistan, have been issued with tiny surveillance drones that fit in the palm of your hand.
4 | February 5, 2013 5:01am |
Instead of trying to track devices used on the battlefield, why not introduce a biodegradable kill-switch to keepÂ electronics out of enemy hands?
3 | January 29, 2013 11:47am |
Attached to an unmanned drone, the powerful camera can spot a six-inch target from a height of 20,000 feet.
January 29, 2013 3:05am |
The wild promises of artificial intelligence are already in our pockets, thanks to Apple's Siri virtual assistant. But the backstory is far more interesting.
January 23, 2013 5:00pm |
Called KumaMax, this new enzyme breaks down gluten in the stomach, allowing people with celiac disease and other gluten intolerances to eat breads and pastas.
January 14, 2013 10:21pm |
The former chief of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency has been hired by Google to drive energy initiatives at its philanthropic arm Google.org.
3 | December 17, 2012 1:37pm |
When injected, the foam spreads through the body, applying pressure on internal injuries. It could give wounded soldiers and car accident victims up to three additional hours.
4 | December 13, 2012 2:16pm |
The U.S. Energy Department has funded 66 cutting-edge projects that are ambitious, innovative and could change the country's energy future.
2 | November 30, 2012 9:25am |
As labor costs rise, will robotics be the future of Chinese manufacture?
November 13, 2012 4:17am |