DARPA

  • High hopes for biodiesel

    Using grease from the nation’s fast food joints to power military aircraft

  • ARPA-E seeks to change future energy technologies

    New arm of the Department of Energy hopes to be what DARPA is for DoD.

  • Vint Cerf explains DARPA and the Internet

    A man readily acknowledged by many as ”the father of the Internet” says the ”network of networks” originally bore little in common with the network we know today. And he says the Federal government, through its top Pentagon research arm, had a big hand in the development of the Internet.

  • DARPA issues call for computer science devotees

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for a few good computer science researchers.

  • NIST replaces translators with smart phones

    NIST scientists are currently testing smart phone-based technology to translate information between English and key languages that are short on human translators.

  • Pentagon goes wiki with crowdsourced tech project

    Can a thousand people working together design a product better than one person, or a small group of people, could?

  • DARPA sets privacy rules for its programs

    DARPA has developed a set of privacy principles.

  • Cyberworms are infecting more thumb drives

    DARPA sets out to eliminate internal cyber threats

  • Transformers headed to the Pentagon

    You may have seen or heard about the movie Transformers and the military theme in the movie. It may soon be more than a movie. For several years now the Pentagon has been looking into flying cars. Now they’re working on a flying humvee. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen two companies to participate in project Transformer. It’s a fully automated four-person vehicle that can drive like a car and then take off and fly like an aircraft to avoid roadside bombs. Lockheed Martin and AAI Corp., a unit of Textron Systems are moving to the next stage.

  • DARPA Program Attempts to Reinvent Computing

    One government agency is attempting to re-invent computing. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – or DARPA – has started the Ubiquitous High Performance Computing program to create a revolutionary new generation of computing systems they hope will overcome limits to the way computers are evolving now.

    Increasing the performance of computers has been driven by – what’s been dubbed – Moore’s Law, the doubling of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit every two years. But, gains in performance will be limited by significantly greater power consumption, and programming complexity issues. The DARPA program will work to develop radically new computer architectures and programming models that are 100 to 1,000 times more energy efficient. The program directly addresses major priorities expressed by the President’s ”Strategy for American Innovation”.