DARPA

Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?

Illustration from “The Home and School Reference Work, Volume I” (1917), courtesy of Flickr user Sue Clark<p>Someday it may be possible for a soldier to …

The Brain

The Pentagon's Seek-and-Destroy Mission for Counterfeit Electronics

The Pentagon has known for years that a significant number of the replacement parts it buys for its missile guidance and satellite systems contain …

Engineering

DARPA Wants to Hack Your Brain to Make You Learn Faster

If the brain is just a bunch of wires and circuits, it stands to reason that those components can simply be re-wired in order to create a better, …

The Brain

DARPA to Use Electrical Stimulation to Enhance Military Training

U.S. Department of Defense backs peripheral nerve stimulation as a tool to improve learning and military skills Illustration: Science Photo …

The Brain

DARPA eyes cyber security for computer hardware

<b>ARLINGTON, Va. –</b> U.S. military researchers are asking for industry's help in developing hardware design tools to provide built-in cyber security …

Cybersecurity

ISRO plans to increase frequency of launches to 12 per year, says Chairman Kiran Kumar

<b>Hyderabad:</b> The Indian Space Research Organisation is trying to increase its capacity to deliver by scaling up the frequency of launches to 12 per …

Space Travel

One Big Question: What will space exploration look like in 2040?

<i>The 33rd annual Space Symposium wrapped up recently in Colorado and New Atlas was on hand to check out some of the exhibits and talks.</i> <i>Amidst the</i> …

Space Travel

Investments In Digital Infrastructure Can Spur U.S. Jobs Growth

For years, U.S. government leaders in rare bipartisan chorus have called for more wireless spectrum to fuel American innovation. It is time to turn …

Innovation

Facebook gives peek inside unit studying brain-to-text technology

Facebook Inc on Wednesday pulled aside the curtain on a secretive unit headed by a former chief of the Pentagon’s research arm, disclosing that the …

Facebook

Proud moment for India: ISRO will soon be able to launch four-ton class of satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation plans to undertake next month the first developmental flight of a "game-changer" rocket capable of launching …

Space Travel

DARPA calls for video games to train military strategists

The US agency believes gamification could train future military personnel in making combat decisions.<p>DARPA has called for computer games that could …

Game Development

Firefox kills off Aurora channel to speed up release of new features

Aurora never really worked out, and it's obviated by new modern release processes.<p>Firefox is killing off the Aurora release channel, which will …

Mozilla

DARPA Tests Limits of Sound

<i>By DARPA Public Affairs Office</i><p>If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Mediterranean: Nearly 9,000 Migrants Rescued in One Weekend, as Total Deaths Reach 900 in 2017

<b>Switzerland</b> - Over the three days between Friday 14 to Sunday 16 April, a total of 8,360 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean by the Italian …

Trauma

DARPA project will use tech to speed up human learning

It has long been the stuff of science fiction — the dream of enabling rapid human learning via microchips, machine-to-brain cables, or some other …

Robotics

Leader: the French national crisis

The US “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency” (Darpa) is an elite organisation tasked with developing secretive military technologies. True to …

War

These images show the stunningly fast progress of self-driving cars

We may not be zipping around in self-driving cars just yet, but the technology for autonomous vehicles has actually come a long way in the last decade.<p>When DARPA hosted its first driverless car competition in 2004, the possibility of self-driving cars ever becoming a reality looked bleak.<p>In fact, …

Driverless Cars

14 Near Future DARPA Projects

The American Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA was established on February 7, 1958 under the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. …

Military Technology

Watch Maggie Rogers Talk “Alaska” And More With Pharrell On His Beats1 Radio Show

The NYU Clive Davis alum talks being discovered by Pharrell and writing him a thank you note.<p>One year ago, Maggie Rogers walked into her class at …

Music

DARPA seeks SSITH lords to keep hardware from the Dark Side

America's Defense Advanced Research Project Agency reckons too many vulnerabilities arise from hardware design errors, so it wants experts and …

Security

TPG to build own mobile network after $1.2b spectrum splurge

TPG will build its own mobile network covering Australia in a move set to shake up the telecommunications landscape, after paying $1.26 billion for a …

Emerging Technology

Jeff Bezos doesn't want his Blue Origin passengers to poop or pee in space

Ted S. Warren/AP; NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio; Business Insider<p>Blue Origin owner (and Amazon CEO) Jeff Bezos has a message for wannabe space tourists: Hold it until you land!<p>Speaking to a crowd at a conference in Colorado Springs, Bezos said that the trip on his company's New Shepard …

Space Travel

This is the real way the US military changed the world

Following the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, US troops were embedded in areas in which few, if any, of our soldiers spoke the language. The …

U.S. Military

Swedish Space Corporation, BridgeSat Partner to Improve Optical Comms - Via Satellite

SSC ground station. Photo: SSC.<p><b>The Swedish Space Corporation</b> (SSC) and <b>BridgeSat</b> announced a long-term partnership under which BridgeSat will install …

About Media Arts & Sciences – MIT Media Lab

Students come to the Media Lab through the Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), based within MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. Each year, …

Computer Science

The Five Coolest Drones from America’s Biggest Naval Arms Show

Last December, after a Chinese military vessel stole a U.S. sub drone in the South China Sea, military watchers debated whether to call it an act of …

Drones

Telenor Satellite Achieves Provisional Certification of its Nittedal Teleport from WTA

Yahsat, UAEprovides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, military, and communications use across …

Satellites

Darpa building full-sized, high-speed electric X-Plane following successful test flights

The XV-24A vertical take-off and landing craft could revolutionise airborne military operations.<p>The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …

Aerospace

A new book on DARPA reveals many of its wacky, terrifying schemes

The story of science in the service of war could start just about anywhere in human history, from Persia with Alexander the Great to Egypt with …

DARPA flies scaled-down electric model of VTOL aircraft

<b>The X-24A experimental aircraft, propelled by 24 electric thrusters, completes flight tests of scaled-down model</b><p>The Aurora Lightning Strike X-24A, …

Aerospace