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MIT And DARPA To Take On Biomimetics Project
2012-07-26 13:54:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from MIT is in the process of developing a technology that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory. The researchers will receive up to $32 million over the next five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work on the project. MIT said in a recent statement that an agreement between MIT and DARPA worth up to $26.3 million...

Who’s Your Daddy? Debate Fires Up Again Over Father Of The Internet
2012-07-24 10:39:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One presidential quip and a Wall Street Journal column later, the Internet has once more become aware of its bastardization, left to wander this world fatherless and alone. Gordon Crovitz reopened the wound this weekend, calling into question President Obama´s quote, "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet." As the...

DARPA Wants More Efficient Robots
2012-07-04 04:24:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A robot capable of disabling a roadside bomb is pointless if it runs out of power, so DARPA is creating a goal to create a more efficient robot. The agency created the Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) Actuation program, with the goal of achieving a 2,000 percent increase in the efficiency of power transmission and application in robots. "Humans and animals have evolved to consume energy very efficiently for movement," DARPA...

DARPA Reaches Out To Public For UAV Unsuccessfully
2012-07-04 04:17:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA reached out to a community of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts to help create new military aircraft, but failed to find a worthy candidate to win the $100,000 prize. The agency said it set out to determine if a group of enthusiasts could develop a military relevant back-pack portable UAV with specific capabilities. The effort, according to DARPA, sought to inspire innovation and creative thought by lowering barriers to...

DARPA Develops Disaster Zone Delivery Systems
2012-06-28 08:02:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com DARPA announced on Tuesday that it has developed new sea and air delivery systems to help lend support to disaster zones. DARPA said its Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program has completed the design of technologies to transform commercial container ships into self-contained floating supply bases during a disaster relief operations. "During natural or manmade disasters, the U.S. armed forces, with rapidly deployable sealift, airlift,...


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