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DARPA Wants Hackers, Developers To Design Better Defense Systems
2013-10-24 15:53:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has put out the call to developers and hackers to create a “fully automated cyber defense system” that is capable of protecting itself from digital attacks as well as launching these attacks against other systems. According to DARPA, it’s not simply enough for a defense system to know when it’s being attacked, it must also heal and protect itself without any human...

WildCat Robot Unveiled By Boston Dynamics In New Video
2013-10-07 04:47:22

[ Watch the Video: WildCat Robot Can Cover All Terrains ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Boston Dynamics, who just over a year ago established a new land-speed record for robots with legs, has unveiled its latest creation, a four-legged machine designed to travel quickly on all types of terrain. The robot, which is known as the WildCat, is being developed by the Massachusetts-based engineering firm with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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