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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 Creating 'Warrior Web' Suit
2013-08-27 18:09:38

Lee Rannals for redorbit.com – Your Universe Online DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is looking to create a special suit for the military called Warrior Web that would prevent injury and boost endurance. One of the most common injuries soldiers face on the battlefield are from carrying their 100 pounds worth of gear through the rough terrains that they traverse. The heavier the load, the more likely they will face musculoskeletal injury and fatigue. DARPA has...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Participants Getting Ready For A Showdown
2013-08-27 11:33:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is teaming up with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to test an apparatus that will be used to evaluate competitors in the agency's Robotics Challenge. The Robotics Challenge is a competition being held in December that allows engineers to essentially give a humanoid robot the brains to perform a certain task. Teams will have to create customized software, as well as other...

Shell Degradation Cause Of DARPA Hypersonic Vehicle Flight Abort
2012-04-22 03:57:05

An experimental hypersonic glider was forced to abort its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean during the summer of 2011 because larger than expected portions of its skin peeled off, officials from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 (HTV-2) launched atop a rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base last August 11 as part of research into the development of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.