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2012-02-15 04:34:37

NITRD Symposium to be webcast; media encouraged to tune in and/or to attend the final session on big ideas for the future and an agency showcase Just two decades ago ... - Only 30 percent of Americans used computers and only 15 percent of households owned personal computers. - Computing power was conglomerated in a few select supercomputing centers at major research institutions and national labs. - The fastest supercomputer in the world, a CM-3, could perform 14 billion...

2012-02-13 06:00:00

RALEIGH, NC and QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG), a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced it has received the fourth milestone payment of US$3.56 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA"). This is part of the potential US$21 million...

Robotic Beast Of Burden Makes Outdoor Debut
2012-02-09 05:29:57

[ Watch the Video ] The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is previewing a mechanical beast of burden that would help lighten the load for soldiers. The machine named AlphaDog and built at Boston Dynamics is shown in a newly released video trekking outside in the woods. The video shows the robot raising itself with a load under its own power. Then it manages to negotiate different terrains, going uphill, downhill, and through the woods avoiding obstacles like holes in the...

2012-02-02 06:30:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TiaLinx, Inc., a developer of remotely controlled small unmanned aerial and ground systems integrated with mm-wave miniaturized radars today announced launch of its Cheetah Core W-band components for point-to-point (PtP) gigabit per second (Gbps) links. TiaLinx's ultra wideband (UWB) components were developed by a SBIR Phase II funding from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). Significant attenuations due to the long...

2012-01-19 04:23:15

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday, Jan. 23. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. For the competition, NASA will upload software developed by high school students onto Synchronized Position...

2012-01-18 15:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday, Jan. 23. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. (Logo:...

Former Astronaut Wins Contract For Interstellar Travel Research
2012-01-06 12:30:23

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen a former NASA astronaut to lead a foundation designed to advance space travel, reports Sharon Weinberger of BBC News. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, was chosen to lead the project known as the 100-Year Starship. The 100-Year Starship project's goal is to create a foundation that can last 100 years in order to help foster the research needed for interstellar travel. Jemison's team won...

2011-12-19 07:30:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --SRI International and Covia Labs have become strategic partners, working together to develop low-cost and secure communications, network management, and situational awareness systems for the U.S. military, public safety agencies, and commercial clients. Under the two-year agreement, the two organizations will support contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Department of Homeland Defense (DHS)...

2011-12-01 10:34:57

Technology for making an "artificial leaf" holds the potential for opening an era of "fast-food energy," in which people generate their own electricity at home with low-cost equipment perfect for the 3 billion people living in developing countries and even home-owners in the United States. That's among the prospects emerging from research on a new genre of "electrofuels" described in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine....

2011-11-23 06:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Assets Labs, a division of Critical Assets, has been awarded the one of the first contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under their new "Cyber Fast Track Program." DARPA will fund Critical Assets' "Pin Pad Defender" project. The contract award funds the continued development, fabrication and integration of a functional prototype that will be presented to DARPA and others at the completion of the...