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2011-06-23 09:05:00

A US government research agency is looking for commercial firms to dream up a way to send people to a star and the Pentagon is offering a $500,000 prize for anyone who can come up with a realistic idea. So far, 150 challengers answered the Pentagon's call for private sector cosmic projects and ideas, and, according to officials, some big industry names are among those interested. The government's plan is to have interstellar travel within a century. The trademark 100-year Starship Study...

2011-06-21 12:06:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International is leading a team to design a visual intelligence system, known as VIGIL (Visual Intelligence Grounded in Learning), to enable a new era in unmanned robotic surveillance. The SRI team is being funded through the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Mind's Eye program. VIGIL will be integrated with other components of the Mind's Eye program that are being developed by research teams around the globe....

2011-06-20 16:00:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder, Inc. today announced that the company is working with MIT Space Systems Lab and Aurora Flight Sciences under the sponsorship of NASA and DARPA to create the Zero Robotics competition - a student software competition that takes "arena robotics" to new heights. The robots are miniature satellites called SPHERES, (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites), and the final tournament is aboard the...

2011-06-20 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are offering high school students the opportunity to design experiments that will be tested in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 2011 Zero Robotics challenge is a continuation and expansion of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program using bowling ball-sized spherical satellites aboard the International Space...

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2011-06-18 05:40:00

The U.S. government is building its own "scale model" of the Internet to help it carry out cyber war games. Several organizations are working on prototypes of the "virtual firing range," including the defense company Lockheed Martin. The system will allow researchers to simulate attacks by foreign powers and from hackers based inside the U.S. Over $500 million has been allocated by the Department of Defense to develop "cyber technologies." The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency...

2011-05-09 12:34:00

NEW YORK and HILLSBORO, Ore., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reservoir Labs, Inc. and Intel Corporation have signed a subcontracting agreement that brings Reservoir Labs research scientists and technologies to Intel's team developing Extreme Scale computing technologies in DARPA's Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) research program. The goal of the UHPC program is to develop 1 PFLOPS (HPL) single cabinet systems, including self-contained cooling, that overcome significant energy...

2011-05-01 00:08:56

DARPA funded project supports military personnel suffering with traumatic brain injuries. Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder are invisible wounds. TBI has been called the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. While anyone suffering from a head trauma can experience TBI, returning U.S. soldiers are in great need of care and ongoing treatment to help them cope with this life-altering injury. Attention Control Systems,...

2011-04-29 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $14 million contract to Wyle to acquire commercial information technology services for support of DARPA's Support Services Office Information Technology Services relocation effort. Wyle will provide services that establish an information technology infrastructure to include infrastructure designs/modifications, equipment and software procurement, migration of...

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2011-04-21 05:55:00

The Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would invest up to $130 million for projects in its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. The funding, which came in part from this month's federal budget deal, will go to five new program areas: producing biofuels as an alternative to oil, finding viable alternatives to rare-earth minerals, storing thermal energy, maintaining electric grid reliability and reducing solar power costs, the Department of Energy said. "ARPA-E...

2011-04-11 10:41:00

Leading American Aerospace and Defense Technology Company Reaches Business Goals Through Modeling and Simulation WASHINGTON AND HUNT VALLEY, Md., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Competitiveness, in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), released a case study today highlighting the potential for high performance computing (HPC) to spur innovations in the global aerospace and defense technology sector. The report, "AAI Corporation...