Those cloak and dagger guys at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), are looking for someone with the skills required to build them some portable atomic clocks.
DARPA, the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (AKA the folks with the most wonderful toys), is dropping a cool $369,677 on a company that specializes in rocket-shaped robots that can amazingly take off and land in a standing position.
Just the other day we showed you one idea to clear the Earth's orbit of junk: giant balloons. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is backing a proposal to build orbital vehicles that would scoop up debris in space using giant nets.
The word "drone" usually conjures up images of the U.S. military's Predator, or similar unmanned aircraft. But there are helicopter drones, too, and Boeing's A160T Hummingbird just got a big upgrade — the ability to see through dense foliage.
Not too long ago DARPA put out a call for a flying car, wanting something that had all the versatility on land as a Humvee, but also had Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capabilities. Texas-based AVX Aircraft is stepping up to the plate, and its concept looks pretty close.
Out on the battlefield, blood is constantly in short supply at military trauma care centers. But rather than just do endless blood drives, the Pentagon's research arm, DARPA, decided to just make their own.
DARPA and Dallas's Southern Methodist University have teamed up to build a better retinal scanner. Ideally you'd want someone standing still, looking straight forward, and scan the full eye. Now? DARPA and SMU claim they could possibly scan all the eyes in an unaware crowd.
Depending on how things went, this could have been an article detailing another one of DARPA's insane projects spreading its wings. Sadly, the maiden voyage of the agency's Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (or HTV-2) didn't go so smoothly. The...
Night vision goggles have been around for decades, but now the technology is getting so cheap and miniaturized, it might soon be readily available in more useful places than ever. Those cool dudes at DARPA have done it again, creating...
DARPA is no stranger to ambitious projects, but a flying car — let alone one that can haul up to a ton into the air and perform every kind of military operation under the sun — sounds kind of crazy....