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.
The Pentagon has placed an order for innovative contact lenses that using dual-focus technology to offer the military wider fields of vision.
1 | April 13, 2012 4:02am |
What steps are the U.S. Air Force taking to shift from non-renewable to sustainable energy sources?
3 | April 11, 2012 11:21am |
Rather than sending humans into disaster zones, Darpa wants to send humanoid robots. And they want you to design one.
April 10, 2012 3:12pm |
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a mind-control gun may be ready within a decade.
8 | April 9, 2012 6:10am |
The 'Sand Flea': Eleven pounds, thirty feet jumps.
April 2, 2012 1:53am |
The microdevice is lined by living human cells, mimicking the structure, physiology, and mechanical behavior of our 25-foot long intestines. It even supports the growth of live microbes.
2 | March 28, 2012 9:38pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about military organisations and defense.
7 | March 28, 2012 1:40am |
Nanotechnologists at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed an artificial muscle made of carbon nanotubes.
8 | March 18, 2012 5:42pm |
Regina Dugan, the director of DARPA, the U.S. Department of Defense's research arm, is departing for Google.
March 13, 2012 7:15am |
The world's fastest legged robot mimics the physiology of a cheetah.
March 5, 2012 12:33pm |
Design will be a focus at this year's high-profile TED conference in Long Beach, California. Here's a look at the five thought leaders who will present during a session devoted to the topic.
February 16, 2012 11:05am |
A team of Swiss scientists hope to become pioneers in the effort to mop-up our orbit and prevent satellites and 'spacejunk' colliding.
February 16, 2012 6:14am |
In the aftermath of the U.S. budget release, Darpa has survived unscathed.
1 | February 14, 2012 6:33am |
With decades of misuse gradually ruining the life-saving drugs, science is searching for new ways to kill dangerous bacteria.
7 | February 14, 2012 3:00am |
The U.S. government has approved the use of Android smartphones for use in the field to communicate and exchange classified information.
2 | February 6, 2012 2:52am |
DARPA's new fire suppression wand electronically rubs away flames.
2 | January 24, 2012 1:56am |
Only five of the top 19 world economies are prepared for a cyberattack, according to a new report.
January 14, 2012 2:19pm |
Scientists have figured out how to treat treat autoimmune diseases in mice. Researchers at Weizmann Institute have created a synthetic molecule that can treat the inflammatory condition and put a...
December 26, 2011 2:00pm |
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.
1 | December 26, 2011 5:19am |
The Department of Defense: massive budget, expensive projects, few successes. Research arm DARPA seeks to speed up innovation through rapid iteration.
1 | December 6, 2011 7:40am |