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.
Honeywell UOP's "Green Jet Fuel" successfully powered a Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter flown by the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
3 | June 16, 2010 7:17am |
Darpa is usually known for off-the-wall, risky projects. Its newest is useful, but not particularly Darpa-like.
1 | June 11, 2010 1:13pm |
We say goodbye to Thinking Tech editor Dana Blankenhorn and hello to a new one: Dan Nosowitz.
June 2, 2010 7:02am |
DARPA's proposed "military WebMD" aims to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other war-related ailments.
June 2, 2010 4:30am |
DARPA, the Pentagon's research arm, has announced $14.9 million in funding for major research institutions to collaborate on brain implants that can help repair traumatic brain injury.
13 | May 7, 2010 2:28pm |
We say goodbye to Thinking Tech editor John Dodge and hello to a new one: Deborah Gage.
3 | May 3, 2010 8:21am |
A U.S. Navy-owned F/A-18 Super Hornet is the first supersonic jet with afterburners to fly on a biofuels blend.
13 | April 22, 2010 1:30pm |
The Pentagon research agency sets a deadline to fulfill its George Jetson-like dreams.
4 | April 16, 2010 12:00pm |
A cat's brain is the model for a new supercomputer developed by the University of Michigan and funded by DARPA.
5 | April 16, 2010 3:34am |
Segway inventor Dean Kamen shows off the latest version of a brain-controlled prosthetic arm that promises better mobility for amputees.
2 | April 6, 2010 5:12pm |
The director of DARPA said the U.S. faces a severe lack of science and engineering graduates, putting the nation's security at risk.
9 | April 5, 2010 11:33am |
DARPA, the Pentagon's research division, seeks to develop machines with the most living of qualities: visual intelligence.
March 18, 2010 11:22am |
Funded by DARPA and SRI International, computer scientists Adam Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus and Tom Gruber are working to bring advanced artificial intelligence to mobile devices. Their invention is...
16 | March 17, 2010 8:54am
The Pentagon's cutting-edge research outfit, DARPA, is soliciting research that demonstrates quantum effects in biological processes -- as well as prototype biomimetic sensors that harness them.
1 | March 12, 2010 11:43am |
As the use of prosthetic limbs increases in military veterans, the Pentagon is investigating prostheses that are more durable, reliable and directly controlled using brain implants.
6 | March 10, 2010 6:28am |
Modular prefab homes; green tech bubble; real-time planetary activity; hidden cost of products; antibiotics: ticking time bomb.
February 9, 2010 2:12pm |
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.
8 | February 5, 2010 1:49pm |
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.
10 | February 5, 2010 4:00am |
Food for nine billion people; California pesticides; crowdsourced intel; luxury zeppelins; bayonet training.
2 | February 4, 2010 10:20am |
$41 billion air traffic delays; Public transportation vs. highways; Melting guns, knives for Olympics; Semiconductor inspiration; 1,000 California solar panels.
January 21, 2010 1:06pm |