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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...

2014-02-25 08:21:11

Latest developments yield unprecedented performance for defense systems TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today that under the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Program, the company has systematically matured Gallium Nitride (GaN) from basic material to transistors, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules and finally Transmit/Receive Integrated Multichannel...

DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops
2014-02-13 06:59:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas. “US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make...

DARPA Dreams Up Satellite-Launching Hypersonic Space Plane
2014-02-12 15:03:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program will help add a quick, affordable and routine ride to space. The program aims to build a fully reusable unmanned hypersonic vehicle that DARPA said would be like providing “aircraft-like access to space.” The proposed vehicle would launch from a “clean pad” with a small...

NASA Joins Effort For Better Electric Vehicle Batteries, On Earth And In Space
2014-02-12 04:44:06

[ Watch the Video: NASA Joins Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Project ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) have committed $36 million towards the development of more efficient electric vehicle power sources, the space agency announced on Tuesday. Batteries that produce electricity are not only an essential part of life here on Earth, but they also are essential to keeping spacecraft...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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