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Tags results for 'DARPA'

Google's Robot Recruits Dominate DARPA's Rescue Challenge

Posted in Business on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.

Augmented reality contact lens prototype to be unveiled at CES

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Innovega will be showcasing its fully functioning prototypes of iOptik, an augmented reality system which projects a display through contact lenses.

DARPA’s futuristic brain implant will restore lost memories

Posted in Medicine on 12th Feb, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
In case of brain injury, the implant would basically do a system restore, giving those memories back.

DARPA's XS-1 hypersonic spaceplane to fly by 2017

Posted in Hardware on 13th Feb, 2014 04:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The XS-1 (short for eXperimental Spaceplane) will be capable of multiple return flights to space, deploying satellites and the like at least 10 times a year.

Google rejects military funding for its advanced humanoid robot

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant wants to distance itself from the military research lab DARPA, and the feeling is mutual.

DARPA's shooting robots into space to build satellites

Posted in Hardware on 8th Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The purpose of Phoenix is to send robots into outer space with everything they’d need to build satellites. Then have those robots build said satellites.

DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
It takes a lot more money and preparation to launch a rocket than to have a plane take off.

Northrop Grumman gives a look at its Experimental Spaceplane

Posted in Hardware on 26th Aug, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, has unveiled the preliminary design it is developing as part of DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane project.

Atoms to product: Engineering products at the nanoscale

Posted in Hardware on 29th Aug, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
If successful, A2P could help enable creation of entirely new classes of materials that exhibit nanoscale properties at all scales.

DARPA plans to shrink brain interface and organ control electronics to the size of nerve fibers

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The initial goal will be improving the quality of life for US soldiers and veterans.

The Military Wants Smarter Insect Spy Drones

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Urban disaster relief is an 'obvious' application for tiny, self-guided insect robots.

Watch how DARPA plans to launch small rockets from jets

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2015 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Small satellites are usually launched to space as secondary payloads aboard big rockets, but DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program could change that.

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2015 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
DARPA believes that it's on the way to creating organisms capable of terraforming Mars into a planet that looks more like Earth.

US Military Awards New Contracts for XS-1 Space Plane

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2015 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
DARPA aims to build a reusable vehicle to provide 'quick, affordable and routine' access to space, which it says is ' critical for both national and economic security'.

Darpa abandons plan to launch satellites from fighter jets

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The scheme was launching small satellites from the belly of fighter jets already high in the atmosphere. And after a second explosion, that plan is no more.

Implant to 'Plug' Brain into Supercomputers

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Potential applications of the technology are vast, but in the short term DARPA is hoping to create devices for those with sight or hearing impairments.

$60M Chip That Will Connect Human Brains to Computers Is In The Works

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The chip is designed to translate signals sent by neurons into the ones and zeros that computers understand, and vice versa.

DARPA is using peripheral nerve stimulation to accelerate learning

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016 11:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Unlike many of DARPA’s neuroscience and neurotechnology endeavors, it will aim not just to restore lost function but to advance capabilities beyond normal levels.

DARPA's satellite repair robot makes house calls

Posted in Hardware on 28th Mar, 2016 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
DARPA has a vision of a mobile robotic servicing system designed to rendezvous with and repair ailing telecommunications satellites.

DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane Program to Ease Access to Space

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
DARPA has announced Phase 2 of the XS-1 program, which seeks to design and fabricate an experimental unmanned spaceplane, and fly the vehicle ten times in ten days.

Accelerated learning from low current brain stimulation

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2016 09:23 PM
by AlexMuller
"Students, employees, and athletes could potentially benefit, as could those with traumatic brain injury who have impaired memory."

Darpa urgently wants a space plane it can fly day after day

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:39 PM
by AlexMuller
DARPA says it's looking to 'enable routine, low cost space access,' making the delivery of satellites to orbit as routine as, say, shipping cargo across the oceans.

Vector rocket will be second stage of DARPA spaceplane for cheap daily microsatellite launches

Posted in Hardware on 24th Oct, 2016 01:12 PM
by AlexMuller
DARPA is targeting turnaround times and consistency that would permit XS-1 to launch "10 times in 10 days."

DARPA and NASA Team Up to Design Refuelling Satellites

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2018 02:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Robotic satellites could approach and refuel friendly satellites… or meddle with unfriendly ones.

DARPA funds developing Quantized Inertia into breakthrough propulsion

Posted in Science on 20th Sep, 2018 01:31 PM
by Alex Muller
DARPA is giving $1.3 million for a four-year study of quantized inertia (QI) for possible breakthrough space propulsion.

DARPA high-resolution neural interfaces

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2018 01:56 AM
by Alex Muller
DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).

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