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Power Pwn has dual identity

07/22/2012, The Power Pwn, at first glance, might look like a pretty cool looking power strip, but underneath the hood, you will notice that it offers far more than meets the eye. In fact, the Power Pwn will ship with a Debian 6 version of Linux that sports some...

Sonic fire extinguisher from DARPA

07/17/2012, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has come up with something interesting – a fire extinguisher that works differently from all other fire extinguishers to date. You will not find it froth out white stuff on the other end of the...

DARPA reveals gigapixel camera

07/06/2012, DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has just revealed its latest project, a gigapixel camera. The camera is capable of taking photos that are much higher resolution that the normal human eye can see. DARPA has tested a 1.4 and .96...

DARPA developing robots to sew their uniforms

06/18/2012, In a move to cut cost and increase the productivity in making military uniforms, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has reportedly signed a $1.25 million contract with SoftWear Automation, a developer of automated sewing solutions, to...

Robot sewing machines in the US might result in cheaper clothes

06/07/2012, I guess everyone more or less sees China as the world’s factory – hardly anything these days do not have the label, “Made in China” imprinted somewhere. Clothes, especially, has been a huge money spinner for factories in China, and...

DARPA’s Sea Shadow stealth ship on sale from $50,000 onwards

04/30/2012, If you have always wanted to get your hands on some military technology but do not have the contacts to do so, here is your chance. DARPA has put its stealth ship, the Sea Shadow, up for auction, where the opening price would stand at $50,000. No idea on...

The U.S military wants YOU, to build a humanoid robot

04/06/2012, The military is looking for a humanoid robot, a bipedal machine that can be used in all kinds of terrain and environments up to and including industrial disasters. The military’s research arm DARPA program manager Dr Gill Pratt has announced the new...

DARPA wants disposable satellite swarm for troops

03/13/2012, The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a clarion call for experts to put their brains together in developing a new swarm of satellites which would enable soldiers who are posted overseas to be able to access near-live...

Cheetah robot achieves new land speed record

03/05/2012, Cheetahs are supposed to be the fastest running animals on land, especially when it is chasing down its prey, but it cannot sustain such high speeds for extended lengths of time simply because its body will overheat. Having said that, science does take...

AlphaDog outdoor trials begin

02/08/2012, The AlphaDog from Boston Dynamics, with the Big Dog as its predecessor when we covered it in the past, is right on schedule with regards to its development. Currently, the AlphaDog is undergoing outdoor trials, where the brains behind this robotic mule...

DARPA implants keep stress levels in check

02/03/2012, We live in an extremely stressful society these days, as everything needs to be instant, and to deliver less than expected is deemed by some to be a major failure. Well, the Department of Defense’s research agency is looking out for a new kind of...

FastRunner robot does seem inspired by Metal Gear Solid

11/14/2011, For those who played Metal Gear Solid from Konami, chances are the robot that you see above, the FastRunner, might spark the memory plug in you as the Metal Gear Mk.II. Well, the robot on the left is very real, thanks to Dr. Russ Tedrake’s team over...

Dell Streak 5 cleared by Pentagon

11/02/2011, Who would have thought that the Dell Streak 5, one of the more unheralded Android-powered slate devices in the market, has been cleared for government use by the Pentagon? Yes sir, we are talking about an already discontinued device, but I guess after...