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2014-06-05 08:21:42

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to develop a miniaturized navigation grade inertial system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO DARPA's Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator (C-SCAN) program aims to integrate...

2014-06-04 16:21:03

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA DC, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Washington, D.C., will host its 4th Annual Emerging Technologies Summit on June 13th at the Capital Hilton in downtown DC. This year's theme is: "Operationalizing Innovation in the Mil-Gov Marketplace: The Roadmap from Lab to Implementation." http://www.afceadc.org/emergingtech The conference provides for cross-agency dialogue in an ethical public forum between...

2014-05-27 08:28:09

-- Brings Total Funding to $40.2 Million -- SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twist Bioscience today announced that it raised $26 million in a Series B financing to commercialize the company's semiconductor-based synthetic gene manufacturing process. Nick and Joby Pritzker, through their family's firm Tao Invest, led the round, with participation from ARCH Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group, Yuri Milner and additional strategic corporate and venture investors. All...

2014-05-20 20:20:28

MOIRE flight-like large aperture telescope components complete environmental tests to increase technology readiness level BOULDER, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed thermal vacuum environmental tests on critical components for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) telescope. Two sections of the primary mirror composite back structure and the structure...

deka robotic arm
2014-05-12 12:59:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has given approval for a new robotic arm that is controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. The DEKA Arm System, which is reportedly the first prosthetic limb that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled via EMG signals, had an eight year development cycle from idea to market. The arm was developed as a part of...

2014-04-10 08:22:17

CLEVELAND, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, (EPT), an OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) company, and a leading supplier of specialty batteries and energy storage solutions for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial and grid energy storage markets, announced today that it will receive a $3 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to further develop their catalytic energy storage technology. Under their continued work with ARPA-E,...

2014-04-10 08:22:03

FAIRFAX, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability. When fully matured, the technology will allow small, distributed military teams to move long distances quickly and stealthily across harsh enemy terrain. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/PH02328...

2014-04-07 16:20:30

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McKean Defense Group, LLC announced today it has invested in Zeteo Tech, LLC. This continues McKean's strategic plan to diversify its offerings to Defense customers. Zeteo is focused on creating and maturing innovative technologies for National Security Customers. The company leadership brings world-class expertise in Chem/Bio Defense (CBD), robotics, biomedical applications and radiation detection. All are inventors and thought leaders in...

Google-Owned Robot Distances Itself From DARPA Funding
2014-03-24 13:02:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is moving to a self-funded part of the program after receiving funding from Google last year. DARPA announced on Friday that the Google-funded SCHAFT team will be switching to Track D, helping to free up some funds for other teams competing in the competition. SCHAFT is a Japanese-built robot that currently holds the most points in the DARPA competition. The robot became a part of...

2014-03-20 08:23:58

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackPak(TM), Inc., a private technology company developing innovative packaging solutions for natural gas fuel sources, announced today that the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded BlackPak a $4.6M cooperative agreement for the development of its natural gas fuel tank technology under ARPA-E's Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) Program. The BlackPak effort leverages technology developed and spun...


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