DARPA

Ecovative gets $9.1M DARPA contract for living materials

An upstate New York company that sells packaging material and furniture made with help from fungus says it has been awarded a $9.1 million defense …

DARPA moves to innovate cyber intel capability with real-time threat visualization

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to five organizations in a bid to develop a real-time threat …

Big Data

DARPA announces call for research aimed at 'revolutionary advances'

The Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced open submissions for new awards for innovative …

Government Technology

New program to keep US operational advantage

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency revealed a new program aimed at maintaining U.S. military edge in future combat environments. The new …

War

Please and Thank You: How DARPA Is Teaching Robots Manners

Humans know to silence a ringing phone when they're in a quiet library, and to say "thank you" after someone lends a helping hand. Now, robots will …

Robots

Trump's Budget Mixed Bag for Semiconductor Research

President Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, released recently, contains both good and bad news for semiconductor research priorities.

United States

DARPA Is Working to Make AI More Trustworthy

Cracking the AI Black Box<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown by leaps and bounds over the past years. Now there are AI systems capable of driving …

Artificial Intelligence

Why We Should Be Worried About Tiny Robot Spies

DARPA has been trying to develop tiny spy drones for years. Once perfected, they will be a powerful new weapon against groups like ISIS, but they'll …

Ziff-Davis

Intel teams up with DARPA to make HIVE Big Data platform a reality

The new system will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to boost data handling and analytics.<p>Intel and the US Defense Advanced Research …

Big Data

DARPA Upgrades, Arms Small Drones

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is engineering a multi-functional RF system for small drones able to converge previously disparate …

Military

Intel and DARPA look to AI and machine learning to boost graph analytics in big data

DARPA and Intel are working on a program called HIVE that looks to improve businesses' work in big data with graph analytics.<p>The US Defense Advanced …

Big Data

Military IoT: DARPA’s ‘N-ZERO’ Initiative Aims to Conserve Power for IoT Sensors

By Phil GoldsteinThe Defense Department’s research wing wants to use a new wireless technology to preserve power on Internet of Things sensors that …

Internet of Things

DARPA Taps Intel for Graph Analytics Chip Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Intel to develop a graph analytics processor that will be a thousand times faster …

Big Data

DARPA wants to give you a glimpse inside the AI brain

Does the thought of giving Siri more power unsettle you? What about self-driving cars — do you feel uneasy about letting a computer take the wheel?<p>If you answered yes, you're not alone. As AI systems become more functional and widespread, a large segment of the public has been slow to trust the …

Starcraft

DARPA Launches Electronics Initiative

NewsAdvances in performance will also be catalyzed by continued component miniaturization and radically new microsystem materials, designs, and …

Innovation

DARPA Picks Intel, Qualcomm, PNNL, 2 Others to Tackle HIVE Project

Getting the most from big data is an ongoing challenge. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last Friday selected of five …

Big Data

DARPA proposes portable antenna for underwater drone communication

Unmanned System<p>As the Navy continues to develop unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), the next question is how these underwater drones will …

Drones

Intel Named to DARPA Project Focused on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Intel Newsroom

Intel has been selected by DARPA, a U.S. Department of Defense agency, to collaborate on the development of a powerful new data-handling and …

Machine Learning

Innovation Lessons from DARPA (the folk who gave you the Internet)

First Rough Conceptual Design of ARPANETMost of us know that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) brought us GPS, speech recognition, …

Google Glass

Special forces are getting a stealth motorcycle that's silent and deadly

Here comes the dirt bike, beware of the dirt bike.<p>A dirt bike is a tool for getting a person to a place they shouldn't be. Lightweight, made for rough terrain, and fast, motorcycles allow special forces to slip through woods, navigate narrow canyons, sneak through alleyways, or hurtle down …

Special Forces

DARPA reveals design of its space plane for faster, cheaper satellite launches

View photos<p>Launching satellites into orbit could get a lot cheaper thanks to an experimental space plane.<p>SEE ALSO: NASA's new space fabric looks like …

Spacecraft

DARPA challenges Boeing to create spaceplanes able to launch ten times in ten days

Boeing is tasked with creating the new craft in case satellites we rely on are destroyed in the future.<p>The United States Defence Advanced Research …

Aerospace

How Boeing plans to build Darpa's first hypersonic spacecraft

The spaceplane will fly unmanned to high altitudes above Earth.<p>Darpa has finally picked Boeing to turn its first hypersonic spaceplane into a …

Exploration

DARPA and Boeing Team Up to Build a Hypersonic Spaceplane, the "Phantom Express"

The XS-1 program is underway.<p>DARPA announced today that it has selected Boeing to design and build a new reusable, hypersonic spaceplane called the Phantom Express that would fly into high suborbital altitudes to launch satellites into orbit before coming back down to land horizontally like an …

Boeing teams up with DARPA to create a new spaceplane

The plane maker and secretive government agency are teaming up to make shooting satellites into orbit more like catching a flight home for the holidays, if your layover were in space, that is.<p>Earlier this month, the U.S. Air Force's super-secretive Boeing-built X-37B space drone came back to Earth …

U.S. Air Force

DARPA Is Working on Giving Soldiers Supervision

Ground troops will be able to better navigate, "see" through buildings with augmented reality vision.<p>The Pentagon's research and development arm is developing an augmented reality system that overlays critical information over a soldier's field of vision. The Tactical Augmented Reality (TAR) …

Augmented Reality

DARPA is having Boeing build its amazing, experimental spaceplane

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing the contract to build its spaceplane as it attempts to make launching space satellites cheaper and easier.<p>Known as the XS-1, the goal of the spaceplane is to get costs down to $5 million per launch, as well as flying at least 10 …

Aerospace

Boeing tapped to build Phantom Express spaceplane for DARPA

DARPA's ambitious launch-a-day spaceplane is a step closer to lift off after Boeing announced that it's been assigned the contract to work with the …

Aerospace

DARPA reveals design of its space plane for faster, cheaper satellite launches

Launching satellites into orbit could get a lot cheaper thanks to an experimental space plane.<p>This week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed the design for the XS-1, which is set to be built by Boeing. The hypersonic aircraft would launch vertically, deploy a second stage …

Spacecraft

DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

<b>Boeing did such a good job plotting</b> out the commercial future of a reusable satellite-launching plane that they’re going to get to build it — and …

Aerospace