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.
Energy is the lifeblood of the U.S. military and its biggest national security risk. So it's pouring money into alternative sources. By 2030, annual spending is expected to reach $10 billion,...
2 | October 13, 2011 3:09pm |
A computer virus was discovered recording sensitive information being sent to military attack drones.
7 | October 11, 2011 6:00am |
It may be headless, but don't underestimate the four-legged, all-terrain AlphaDog robot, which will soon be used to carry gear on military missions.
4 | October 2, 2011 6:58pm |
Tobacco leaves filled with fuel is just one of the 60 'groundbreaking' research projects that received ARPA-E grant money from the Energy Department.
8 | September 29, 2011 4:54pm |
With the newest technology, comes hope. The Deka Arm, a joint project between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Army Research Office, offers amputees soldiers the chance...
September 23, 2011 2:13am |
Military and biomedical agencies team up for the first time to create a chip that screens for toxic compounds early on. The tech will bring together 10 different human systems.
1 | September 20, 2011 8:51pm |
The feds finalized a $150 million loan guarantee for 1366 Technologies, a solar startup that's invented a cheaper way to make silicon wafers.
September 8, 2011 4:50pm |
GE CEO Jeff Immelt has been on the job for a decade and there have been many cleantech bets along the way.
3 | September 5, 2011 7:05pm |
Stanford University's free online 'Introduction to Artificial Intelligence' course this fall may be the largest global classroom ever. Is this just the beginning of large, open virtual learning...
1 | August 25, 2011 8:37am |
Forget sending people to Mars, one U.S. government agency wants to prepare for a trip to distant stars.
7 | August 23, 2011 5:40am |
IBM has prototypes of two experimental semiconductors that aim to match the human brain and its ability to interpret its surroundings and learn.
5 | August 17, 2011 9:01pm |
The U.S. military lost contact with an unmanned hypersonic glider shortly after it began a test flight with a target to achieve 20 times the speed of sound.
9 | August 11, 2011 1:05pm |
Rewriting DNA can one day help to make artificial proteins or make bacteria that is resistant to viral infection.
1 | July 18, 2011 4:08am |
A haptic belt promises to help soldiers "see" beyond their normal range when navigating an unfamiliar environment.
2 | June 28, 2011 8:56am |
DARPA wants to create a platform that can make biological systems easy to manufacture.
1 | June 20, 2011 9:08am |
Plant-based jet fuel maker has scheduled the first non-stop trans-Atlantic biofuel flight, leaving this Friday from New Jersey to Paris.
4 | June 14, 2011 5:40am |
Research into technologies that can quickly treat wounded soldiers, such as a tricorder and blood pharming, could one day become breakthroughs in civilian emergency care.
June 14, 2011 1:34am |
The savior of electronics might be at the tip of your pencil. Graphene is graphite (or carbon) arranged in one-atom thick honeycomb-structured sheets. Imagine incredibly thin, strong and...
4 | June 10, 2011 10:50am |
If you build things that fly or dream of designing a piece of uber-cool machinery, this is your moment. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Space and Naval Warfare...
June 6, 2011 2:16pm |
At the D9 conference, DARPA director Regina Dugan explains why the agency is on the cutting edge of emerging technological research and development.
June 1, 2011 10:53am |