DARPA's budget for next year includes funding for all kinds of wild new medical technologies for military medicine, from electromagnetic tissue regeneration to a machine that can suck your blood out, clean it, and then fill you back up.
Stealth drones save troops, but they get shot down easily. DARPA's given the engineers at Boston Dynamics the green light to build the world's fastest four-legged robot based on a cheetah. Sounds like Beast Wars' Cheetor to us!
In 2007, DARPA committed to funding the development of a prototype unmanned aircraft called "Blackswift" that would be able to take off from a runway unassisted and be anywhere in the world within a few hours. The program was canceled just a year later, but now, it's back.
DARPA's transforming half Humvee and half helicopter finally has some concept renders to whet your appetite. We're ready when you are Autobot.
A world full of flying cars certainly sounds like an impossible dream, but if it did happen, wouldn't it be nice for them to fly automatically to boot? It'd be either that, or we'll all have to get pilots licenses. Carnegie Mellon is indeed working on a system to have cars fly themselves, but not just any soaring car — DARPA's Transformer.
Intel, DARPA, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have launched an eight year project to create the most powerful computer ever constructed. By 2018, the extreme scale supercomputer will be running exaflop-level calculations: that's a million trillion operations every second, or about a thousand times faster than the fastest supercomputer we've got today.
Well, I've certainly never seen a vehicle like this before. It's DARPA's DiscRotor, a weird combo of helicopter and airplane that has the ability to hide its rotors in a spinning disc.
So, let's say you've managed to snag some support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (or DARPA) and have access to some military-grade software. What would you do with it? Design a flying car? A laser gun? If you're these two guys, you make one hell of a hoodie.
Remember that crazy flying Humvee we showed you? You know, the one the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (also lovingly referred to as DARPA) is so interested in? Well, the design marches forth, this time with a new way to avoid danger: soaring up out of trouble.
You know, there are times when even we get a little tempted to don the ol' tinfoil hat. Weirdly enough, those times usually have something to do with DARPA, as the agency is now researching technology that will affect soldiers' brains to boost their abilities.