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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...

2014-02-11 12:30:22

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With space budgets tighter than ever, Space Tech Conference 2014 will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss pressing issues facing the space industry during April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California. The West Coast's premier space event, Space Tech Conference will offer attendees vital insights into purchasing priorities, acquisition requirements and business opportunities. "This event...

This Page Will Self-Destruct In Five Seconds: DARPA Working On Mission Impossible-Style Vanishing Devices
2014-02-07 11:24:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Cold War-era spy series Mission: Impossible began nearly episode with a self-destructing tape recorder and now the United States Department of Defense’s research branch is developing similar technology. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that it launched a program to create electronics that could self-destruct on command. DARPA is now working with IBM and Xerox-owned PARC to make what was TV...

DARPA Releases Open Catalog Site To The Public
2014-02-07 04:23:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has funded a number of advanced – mostly secret – research projects, this week launched a new public website. The Open Catalog site features a list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications, which are intended to encourage those interested in software and research to build on the agency’s past work. DARPA announced on Tuesday that its investment in...

2014-02-06 08:21:04

DARPA's Plan X is creating potentially revolutionary technologies for DoD cyber mission operations DULLES, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a $9.8 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of its Plan X program, which seeks to help U.S. government agencies plan, execute and assess cyber network operations. Raytheon's research and development is focused on enabling the Department of Defense (DoD) to predictably...

2014-01-28 23:01:39

The University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded a cooperative agreement worth up to $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new technological system to rapidly determine how drugs and biological or chemical agents exert their effects on human cells. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded a cooperative agreement worth up to $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...

RoboSimian One Of Eight Finalists In DARPA Robotics Challenge
2014-01-14 10:25:33

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Back on December 20-21, 2013, at the Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, 16 teams from around the world submitted robots in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. This challenge was created to observe the state of robotics and their potential use in disaster response. The eight highest scoring teams will receive continued funding from the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to enable them to compete in...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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