DARPA

DARPA and the future of synthetic biology

<i>Learn how the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has spurred significant advances in the promising field of synthetic biology.</i>Google, …

Biology

Why DARPA Is Investing Big In Gene Drives

A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology called a gene drive offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by …

Genetics

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban<p>A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial …

Molecular Biology

DARPA Wants to Put AI Electrical Implants in People’s Brains to Treat Depression

Government-funded brain implants might sound terrifying, but bear with us.<p>Research teams funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …

The Brain

Inside DARPA's Hackfest at NASA Research Park

Hackfest participants gathered at NASA Research Park to come up with innovative concepts for drones equipped with Software Defined Radios, which …

Drones

U.S. Military Wants to Use Plants as Spies in War—Here’s How

Plants—as in vegetation—could make ideal spies, according to the U.S. military, which now has a plan to use them for exactly this purpose. That's …

U.S. Department of Defense

US Military Is Working to Turn Plants Into a Network of Environmental Spies

They're watching for danger.<p>Traditionally, most spying and intelligence gathering has been done by highly trained human operatives. But the US …

Science

Darpa wants to turn plants into biohazard-detecting spy sensors

Plants naturally react to environmental changes and the agency wants to leverage this quality through genetic engineering.<p>The US Defense Advanced …

Physiology

Plant spies: DARPA’s plan to create organic surveillance sensors

There are plenty of gardeners that talk to their plants in the belief that it helps them grow. While plants aren't likely to be eavesdropping on our …

Science

Watch Your Back Mark Wahlberg: DARPA Is Making Spy Plants

By Katie Goldin,Andrés Diplotti Published: November 22nd, 2017 Don't be too concerned that these plants being developed by DARPA will gain sentience …

Mark Wahlberg

Back-Flipping Robot a Giant Leap for Robot Kind

Support the news<p>Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 was a day filled with news. So much news, in fact, that you might have missed the announcement of a …

Robots

Back-Flipping Robot a Giant Leap for Robot Kind

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 was a day filled with news. So much news, in fact, that you might have missed the announcement of a back-flipping robot. In less than a minute, the video posted by Boston Dynamics inspired screaming emotions from all corners of the Internet. It's a revelation in robotics, …

Robots

BAE Systems Wins DARPA Contract to Develop 3D Space Warfare Lab

WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop a digital lab to help …

BAE Systems

How DARPA, The Secretive Agency That Invented The Internet, Is Working To Reinvent It

The agency has launched a program that takes advantage of the computing resources of smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles, IoT endpoints, and more.<p>Is the internet becoming obsolete?<p>The government agency that invented the network that runs the world seems to think so. So the Defense Advanced …

Internet of Things

DARPA's Newest Drone Disintegrates After Its Mission

Leave no trace.<p>In 2015 DARPA sent out a call for something that sounds straight out of <i>Mission Impossible</i>: "a flock of small, single-use, unpowered delivery vehicles dropped from an aircraft, each of which literally vanishes after landing." Just two years later, they've gotten what they've asked for …

Drones

DARPA unveils revolutionary 'LightningStrike' drone

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie has an inside look at the revolutionary DARPA funded 'LightningStrike' drone that's part helicopter and part airplane.

Drones

DARPA: We want autonomous drone swarms for war fighters

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman have been awarded Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contracts to develop drone swarms for urban combat …

Northrop Grumman

DARPA Is Seeking Ideas for Drone Swarms to Assist Troops

The defense agency is trying to make autonomous swarms of drones that obey commands from troops on the ground.<p>On October 12, DARPA announced plans to to solicit ideas for a drone swarm system that could assist U.S. troops. The program, known as OFFSET, (OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics), was …

Drones

The Pentagon wants soldiers to enter battle covered by a swarm of drones

U.S. soldiers could soon be marching into battle with a swarm of more than 250 drones flying overhead.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …

Gear & Gadgets

The pitch for a health DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is known for creative, high-tech research projects that often sound like science fiction. Now, a …

Health Care

DARPA Asks HFT Traders How Hackers Will Crash The Market

Having been responsible for the biggest flash crashes in recent years, it is no surprise that when it comes to the market's growing structural …

Trading

Darpa's new radar sensor can see through clouds in real time

The sensor can track with a frame rate that is fast enough to keep up with moving targets on the ground.<p>US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …

DARPA: We need a new microchip technology to sustain advances in AI

Specialized Chips<p>For 50 years, a foundational principle behind the development of microprocessors in computer chips has been Moore’s Law. This law is …

Moore's Law

DARPA's autonomous system can fly and land a helicopter with just a tablet

Like a big drone with two rotors, a Sikorsky S-76 commercial helicopter successfully traveled and landed without a pilot actually touching the flight …

Aerospace

DARPA's new smart sensor is powered by the infrared it's designed to detect

Researchers at Northeastern University have developed a next generation smart sensor for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that …

Northeastern University

DARPA lays out cash-splash to defibrillate Moore's Law

Electronics resurgence program gets US$75 million more for 2018The United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to find the …

Moore's Law

DARPA’s new sensor can work for years with almost no power

Infrared Activation<p>A team of researchers at Northeastern University have developed a new sensor powered by the very infrared energy it’s designed to …

Northeastern University

Transforming ocean warfare using networked systems of systems (SoS) for wide-area sea control

<b>ARLINGTON, Va. –</b> U.S. military researchers are launching a $45 million project to transform the nature of ocean warfare by augmenting aircraft …

War

DARPA enlists bots to fight social engineering

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a better way to automatically sniff out social engineering attacks.<p>MORE INFO<p>The only safe email …

Government Technology

DARPA asks industry for cyber defenses to prevent workers from divulging sensitive information

<b>ARLINGTON, Va. –</b> U.S. military researchers are asking for industry's help in developing cyber defenses against manipulative attacks that encourage …

Cybersecurity