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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a mind-control gun may be ready within a decade.
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Infrared imaging sensors, which can locate hidden enemies day or night, were once too big to be carried. They are now handheld.
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Fueled by connected devices, natural speech recognition has emerged from the research lab as the killer app for, well, everything.
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The car still needs a person behind the wheel, but only to take control if something goes wrong.
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Researchers are already working on systems that replicate the human brain -- not just in capacity, but also in cognitive thought processes.
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A material once used to create primitive transistors 60 years ago could pave the way for faster electronics in the future.
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Think the futuristic technology portrayed in the movie Minority Report is fantasy? Think again. Here are seven examples of tech from the film that have become a reality.
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Guided missiles and drones often cost millions -- but are they about to become cheaper?
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With decades of misuse gradually ruining the life-saving drugs, science is searching for new ways to kill dangerous bacteria.
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An ideal battery would charge quickly, store a lots of energy, and release it quickly. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offer a potential way to bring such batteries...
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Nanotechnologists at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed an artificial muscle made of carbon nanotubes.
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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.
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Forget sending people to Mars, one U.S. government agency wants to prepare for a trip to distant stars.
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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.
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The Pentagon is offering more than $1 million in funding for creative initiatives to reverse the "significant national decline" in the number of U.S. college graduates with science and technology...
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DARPA has awarded the aerospace company an $89-million contract to build a high-altitude "pseudo-satellite."
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In 2012, the password could go the way of the dodo. Soon, devices will instead know you by your retina, your typing gestures, your voice and other biometric information.
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While it's not Spider-Man-worthy -- yet -- researchers at Cornell University have developed a new adhesive device that could one day let humans hang from and scale walls.
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A proposed installation outside of Abu Dhabi would harness the power of more than a thousand blade-less, waving stalks.
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In a neat infographic, Austrian designer Michael Paukner maps out all the satellites and large debris orbiting the Earth -- and which nations are responsible for it.
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