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.
A DARPA-funded optical device built into a silicon chip can reduce the speed of light by a factor of 1,200, a major step toward the realization of an ultra-efficient, all-optical quantum data network.
6 | September 7, 2010 12:27pm |
Scientists have been working on these lizard robots for at least 10 years.
1 | September 6, 2010 8:00pm |
That whole WikiLeaks expose was embarrassing for the Pentagon. So they turned to Darpa, who turned to an in-house hacker to prevent future leaks.
4 | September 3, 2010 1:14am |
Sometimes, you just can't beat nature. Even if nature is a delicate, iridescent butterfly.
2 | August 12, 2010 10:12pm |
DARPA has awarded GE scientists $6.3 million to develop bio-inspired sensors to better detect dangerous warfare agents and explosives.
August 12, 2010 10:53am |
NASA's being reorganized again, and former NASA engineer and Georgia Institute of Technology professor Bobby Braun says he has his dream job.
6 | August 12, 2010 12:03am |
The most dexterous humanoid robot yet, it has no lower body -- but it's taking questions on Twitter.
2 | August 4, 2010 12:01am |
DARPA, Lockheed Martin develop sensor system that uses gravity to locate, identify underground targets
DARPA has commissioned Lockheed Martin to develop a sensor system that can locate and identify underground targets -- with a little help from gravity.
9 | July 19, 2010 7:42am |
A Darpa-sponsored team is working on a mind-controlled prosthetic arm that works by physically implanting a chip in the brain.
3 | July 16, 2010 5:20pm |
GE challenges would-be cleantech entrepreneurs: do you really want to go it alone?
2 | July 14, 2010 4:46am |
Darpa's new project, Persistent Close Air Support, aims to make aerial attacks more streamlined and efficient. But is cutting out the middleman the right thing to do in war?
6 | July 13, 2010 10:00pm |
Taxpayer dollars alone won't cover the cost of making the U.S. greener.
4 | July 13, 2010 6:00pm |
GE's Nucleus smart meter hub brings home energy management and the smart grid to homeowners.
1 | July 13, 2010 10:27am |
GE's new WattStation, an electric vehicle charger designed by Yves Behar, intends to bring the smart grid to the family car.
1 | July 13, 2010 10:10am |
GE CEO Jeff Immelt said the company is looking to create a clean tech ecosystem that can accelerate the adoption and commercialization of products ranging from Wattstation electric car chargers to...
July 13, 2010 10:00am |
General Electric announced $200 million innovation challenge seeking the best ideas to advance the technology and deployment of the smart grid.
July 13, 2010 9:26am |
Boeing's new unmanned aerial vehicle, the Phantom Eye, can conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance -- and use hydrogen to do it.
6 | July 13, 2010 6:22am |
Darpa's synthetic blood, intended for medical application on the battlefield, is seeking FDA approval.
21 | July 9, 2010 10:01am |
If clean technology is going to be a success, the rules for how to do business in the sector must be clearer, experts say.
3 | July 7, 2010 7:47am |
Current models of computing evolution are "inadequate," DARPA says.
7 | June 28, 2010 1:14pm |