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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...

DARPA Starship project ready to kick off

08/30/2011, DARPA, an arm of the Pentagon, has just rolled out the official solicitation for its “100 Year Starship” project that has the intention of sending human beings to space, letting them enjoy interstellar voyages within this coming century? Of...

DARPA releases HTV-2 video

08/26/2011, Remember the Mach 20 aircraft that underwent testing a couple of weeks ago, only to have lost contact with it after a while? Well, it seems that DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has recorded a video of the HTV-2′s flight before...

Contact lost with Mach 20 aircraft

08/11/2011, Deja vu – the unmanned hypersonic glider that could hit speeds of up to Mach 20? Well, it was launched yesterday morning from a rocket, but it seems as though contact was lost shortly after the experimental craft built just for DARPA (Defense...

Mach 20 aircraft takes to the skies

08/10/2011, Superman might be fast, but he is a fictional character – here is DARPA’s very own Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 which is set to take to the skies today, where this experimental vehicle is tipped to hit Mach 20 – which is 20...

DARPA XC2V prototype completed

06/26/2011, DARPA’s XC2V is a crowd-sourced military vehicle that has just seen its fully functional prototype getting the final touches before it is ready for action. Taking less than 14 weeks to built from ground up via the “FLYPMODE” concept from...

US military to make use of special eyewear for calling in airstrikes

04/11/2011, Airstrikes are deadly when used effectively and precisely. Calling down airstrikes in a wrong location could result in civilian casualties and even friendly fire. The military has been looking for more accurate and effective ways to call in air weaponry....

ACTUV Tactics: submarine game designed to help the navy

04/06/2011, In an attempt to improve simulation software used to help track enemy submarines, the US government has now turned to enlist the help of gamers all over the world. Together with Sonalysts Combat Simulations, DARPA has come up with a game called ACTUV...

New FDA program to speed up approval of medical devices

02/10/2011, The FDA approval process for medical devices and other gadgets can take a while, but things might be sped up by quite a bit in the future. The agency has just announced a new “Innovation Pathway” program that allows priority reviews of “truly...

SCENICC offers soldiers surround vision and much more

12/22/2010, DARPA, the Pentagon’s research branch has unveiled the Soldier Centric Imaging via Computational Cameras effort (SCENICC). This technology features a suite of cameras that digitally capture a kilometer-wide, 360-degree sphere, representing the image...