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100 Year Starship Conference: Sex In Space
2011-10-05 07:47:02

Experts, gathering at DARPA´s 100 Year Starship conference in Florida which ended Oct. 2, discussed the possibility of making space flights to distant planets within the next 100 years. But the next closest star to Earth -- Alpha Centauri -- is more than 4 light years away and would take any conventional spaceship thousands of years to make the journey. NASA´s Voyager I probe, the furthest-traveled object man has ever put into space, has made it only one percent of the...

2011-08-19 06:15:00

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. provided independent mission assurance, launch site and engineering support for the August 11 launch of a Minotaur IV Lite launch vehicle. The rocket carried DARPA's Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), which is believed to be the fastest vehicle ever flown from the ground, achieving Mach 20 speeds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) "These launches support some of our most advanced...

2011-08-17 09:35:00

A team of robotics researchers have been hard at work in their lab to create a bipedal autonomous robot which has had some impressive results so far. With the aid of DARPA, the Ph.D students from the University of Michigan Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science named their working model MABEL (not an acronym) and have programmed it to sprint at varying speeds in the same way a human moves its limbs, The Daily Mail is reporting. This bipedal technology, which can mimic a...

2011-08-11 13:30:00

A test flight for an experimental aircraft failed over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning. The aircraft, known as the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, was launched at 7:45 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The agency reported engineers "lost telemetry" with the aircraft at 8:22 a.m. The flight was the aircraft's second and final planned test flight.  The first attempt was on April 22, 2010. The aircraft  is designed to separate from the booster, dive back toward...

2011-08-06 05:35:00

The US Defense Department is recruiting hackers to help it bolster its defenses against cyberattacks, a former hacker now working with the government said on Thursday. The program, known as Cyber Fast Track, was announced by Peiter Zatko during a keynote speech at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, according to John D. Sutter of CNN.com. The program, he says, "is aimed at hackers and computer security experts" and officially launched Wednesday. According to Tabassum Zakaria of Reuters,...

2011-08-05 08:00:00

DULLES, Va., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been selected to support an insider threat research program led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The goal of the DARPA Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) program is to create, adapt and apply technology to the problem of anomaly characterization and detection in large data sets. In order to build algorithms to better detect anomalous behaviors, the ADAMS project will use data...

2011-07-28 00:01:01

Contract awarded from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to mZeal Communications and Integral System to work on the System F6 concept. Fitchburg, MA., (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 mZeal Communications, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $1.2M prime contract with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to construct the Mission-Aware Network Architecture for Small-Satellite Adaptive Systems (MANASSAS). MANASSAS was competitively selected by DARPA within...

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