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  • C-130
    DARPA plans to build 'aircraft carriers in the sky'
    DARPA is looking to convert large manned aircrafts into flying aircraft carriers for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and they are looking for help. The idea is to lightly modify existing large transport planes, such as the C-130, to allow the...
  • Mars did and might have life, says NASA boss
    Mars did and might have life, says NASA boss
    Was it just a mistake or a slip of the tongue that led NASA’s boss to says Mars might have life during an interview about the red planet.“People always ask the question ‘Why Mars?’ Several reasons: One, Mars is very Earth...
  • Space fuel depot concept
    DARPA XS-1 space plane could allow rapid deployment of satellites, fuel depots
    According to a Monday story on Space.com. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is having another go at developing a space plane that can deliver a payload to low Earth orbit, land, and then be rapidly turned around to do it again....
  • DARPA test a new self-guided bullet
    DARPA test a new self-guided bullet
    Many of the technical advances of today seem to come straight from the science fiction movies of the past. The latest weapon system being developed by DARPA (defense advanced research project agency) seems to have come straight out of the 1984...
  • Sniper in Afghanistan
    Military tests 'smart bullet'
    First the art of war was changed with the introduction of smart bombs which hit their targets with astonishing accuracy. Now, according to a Friday story in the Washington Times, DARPA has perfected a sniper rifle that shoots what is in effect a...
  • DARPA sets a final date for their robotic challenge
    DARPA sets a final date for their robotic challenge
    Saturday afternoon DARPA(Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) announced that the finals of their robotics challenge will be held the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif on June 5&6, 2015. This is a 6 month extension past the original date that had...
  • DARPA will use drones to deliver wi-fi hotspots
    DARPA will use drones to deliver wi-fi hotspots
    In the coming months soldiers in remote areas that have been cut off from their command units might once again have access. This will be made possible by DARPA's (Defense Advanced Reach Projects Agency) project “mobile hotspot”....
  • Captain America Winter Soldier
    Captain America and Super Soldiers - Are we ready for what DARPA has in store?
    With Captain America – Winter Soldier being released over the weekend, I thought it would be rather fitting to broach the subject of Super Soldiers. This is a rather interesting topic for a former Special Operations soldier such as me. As a...
  • Vanishing electronics image from DARPA
    US Military developing electronics that vanish into thin air
    In the attached Mashable video from or about Jan. 4, 2014 Lauren Gores reveals that DARPA is working on a very special piece of electronics. In their work with SRI International and Honeywell the first utterly new device will be a vanishing...
  • Carnegie Mellon's CHIMP Robot
    DARPA Robotics Challenge- will NASA's Valkyrie win
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Robotics Challenge Trials begin Dec. 20-21 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is when 17 teams, out of the original 100 world-wide teams, will take their multi-limbed,...
  • Future Spaceplane
    Spaceplane program delays key meeting
    A U.S. defense agency has postponed a two-day session aimed at jumpstarting work on a “spaceplane” that could fly almost as routinely as an aircraft.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had hoped to meet with industry...
  • WildCat robot by Boston Dynamics: It has eerie life-like movements.
    WildCat robot: Bizarre looking, 50 mph robot eerily gallops and roams freely
    The WildCat by DARPA is a free-roaming quadruped robot that looks eerily alive and will soon reach speeds of up to 50 mph. There’s no doubt about it if you saw this giant robotic alien-like WildCat coming at you, without knowing that it is a...
  • Darpa XS-1A
    DARPA plans sattelite launching XS-1 space plane
    DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, announced on September 17, 2013 that it is embarking on the development of a new launch vehicle called the XS-1 that will be, in effect, a small space plane designed to launch satellites...
  • Video: Raytheon wins contract to design new mini spy satellites
    Video: Raytheon wins contract to design new mini spy satellites
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Raytheon Company underthe agency’s SeeMe satellite program. SeeMe stands for Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements. During the next nine months,...
  • The Upper Atmospher Research Satellite
    Amateur astronomers needed to track space trash
    There is 1,200 active satellites in space providing services for phones, television, weather, the internet and navigational assistance, but did you know that there is more than 500,000 pieces of hazardous space debris that have the potential of...