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Looking Back At X-29A Aircraft In 'Sweeping Forward'
2014-02-14 13:56:40

Jim Banke - Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come. A pair of the Grumman-built X-29A experimental aircraft flew 436 times between December 1984 and August 1992, with all but 14 of those trips into the air...

2014-02-13 12:20:50

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter for the first time. Conducted at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., the flight will allow the team to ramp up testing efforts to prepare the system for operations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at...

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...

2014-02-04 08:21:10

PCAS designed to provide quicker close air support for ground troops TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is beginning Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program. DARPA has exercised its Phase 3 option with Raytheon, an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in a series of flight tests and live-fire demonstrations. PCAS software could enable ground troops to receive close...

2014-01-29 12:20:36

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently provided grants worth nearly $7,000 to support two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational initiatives and one job training program in Salt Lake City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=23285 Northrop Grumman awarded a...

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...

walking feet
2014-01-18 05:18:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before most humans turn one year old – walking appears to be a complete mystery. However, not long after we take our first steps, walking around becomes a mundane mode of transportation we rarely give a second thought to. Now, researchers from Oregon State University have found a unique interaction between the ankle, knee, muscles and tendons that reveals how a leg moving forward during walking maximizes motion while using the...

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...


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