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MIT 3D prints super-strong yet light material that can support 160,000 times its weight

MIT 3D prints super-strong yet light material that can support 160,000 times its weight

By 20 June 2014

A new material has been created by researchers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore that is able to support 160,000 times its own weight. This means materials with the density of aerogel, or frozen smoke as it's also known, but 10,000 times stiffer. These kinds... >>

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

By 22 May 2014

Darpa has shown off a new heads-up display for soldiers that uses Oculus Rift-like tracking to fix virtual markers on the real world view. The display prototype, called Ultra-Vis, was shown off by Darpa at its Darpa Demo Days. It was described as a "holographic... >>

Microsoft ‘Special Projects’, run by former Darpa head, to take on Google X

Microsoft ‘Special Projects’, run by former Darpa head, to take on Google X

By 30 April 2014

Microsoft is aiming to pioneer disruptive technological advances with a new department it calls Special Projects. And it's hired an ex-Darpa head to make sure everything is cutting edge. Google X does similar things with the goal of achieving its "moonshots"... >>

Darpa project Ares hails an autonomous modular flying revolution

Darpa project Ares hails an autonomous modular flying revolution

By 6 March 2014

Darpa is working on a new project dubbed Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (Ares) which aims to supplement helicopters in the battlefield. Choppers are expensive both financially and in terms of manpower and training. This autonomous system aims... >>

Darpa pays IBM to develop self-destructing chips

Darpa pays IBM to develop self-destructing chips

By 5 February 2014

Darpa, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has paid IBM £3.4m to create self-destructing chips. This budget comes from a government scheme that started last year called Vanishing Programmable Resources. It was created after the embarrassment... >>

Super agile, Google-owned Ed-209-like robot called Schaft wins Darpa challenge

Super agile, Google-owned Ed-209-like robot called Schaft wins Darpa challenge

By 23 December 2013

Meet Schaft, this year's winner of the Darpa Robotics Challenge. All the robots entered were set goals based on real-world scenarios in dangerous situations, such as fires, and were awarded points for completing tasks, with additional more points for... >>

Want to control your phone with your mind? There's an app for that under Darpa development

Want to control your phone with your mind? There's an app for that under Darpa development

By 14 October 2013

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is working on a project that will create an affordable headset and accompanying app for reading the human mind. So you could soon be sending a text without even taking your mobile out of your pocket,... >>

DARPA Cheetah sets robot running record (video)

DARPA Cheetah sets robot running record (video)

By 6 March 2012

Last time we reported on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) here on Pocket-lint it was busy losing a $300 million aircraft at sea (probably). But, rather than sit about crying over spilt milk, the clever bods at the US agency responsible... >>

Falcon HTV-2: Lost in space

Falcon HTV-2: Lost in space

By 12 August 2011

Oh dear. When we brought you news on Thursday about the Falcon HTV-2; the fastest plane ever that was preparing to take flight, we didn't think it would end like this. Officials at the US Defence Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that... >>

Falcon HTV-2: The fastest plane ever prepares to take flight

Falcon HTV-2: The fastest plane ever prepares to take flight

By 11 August 2011

DARPA’s Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV2) will take to the skies on Friday (its 11 August flight was cancelled due to the weather) for its second, and final, test flight - where it will reach speeds of 13,000mph. A speed that makes it easily... >>


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