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Chikungunya challenge project announced

Washington - A challenge has been laid down for scientists. The contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks of the mosquito spread viral disease chikungunya.

Op-Ed: Robotic Reflections

When asked to write an Op-Ed on the subject of robotics, one over-arching thought came to mind: The robots are coming, people — get on board or get left behind.

Op-Ed: Evaluating DARPA's Exacto, a guided .50 cal. sniper bullet

Arlington - The world just got a lot safer, with a guided .50 cal. bullet that can hit targets around corners up to 2 km away. This technology has been under development for several years, and has now just reached the operational stage.

DARPA project allows soldiers to scale walls like Spider-Man

Fans of Spider-Man may be pleased to discover that technology is about to catch up with their favorite wall climbing hero.

New project gathers social media data to estimate suicide risk

Researchers in Boston are using technology to examine social media posts to estimate an individual's suicide risk. The project is currently being developed with help from active duty and veteran military members opting to participate.

Op-Ed: Elysium vs World War Z, setting the agenda and mass mind control

Movies and literature inspire and program the masses to love, to hate, to protect or to kill. If Dennis Kucinich made a movie, it would be "Elysium," a movie which teaches that all people have the right to immigrate, to have health care and to live.

Computer hackers targeting cars to expose vulnerability

London - Two security specialist develop software capable of taking full control of car while being driven. US Government financing the project to root out all possible vulnerabilities.

Watch DARPA's lifelike PETMAN robot test chemical warfare suit

The video shows the PETMAN robot, an eerily lifelike robot created by Boston Dynamics to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The robot is also designed to test other military equipment.

DARPA-funded scientists 'mind-meld' rats across continents

Scientists have achieved a crude form of "brain link," or "mind meld" across continents. They have been able to send the thoughts of a rat in a lab in Brazil via the Internet to the brain of a rat in the United States.

DARPA aims for long-range 100Gbps wireless network

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is thinking big! Really big - 200 kilometers or about 100 miles to be exact.

Video: DARPA robot can climb stairs, do push ups

A DARPA funded project has tested a robot that can climb stairs and do push ups. The robot, according to its designers, can "balance itself, move freely; walk, do a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents."

Pentagon dollars flow to military contractor, earns investigaton

Washington - A new series of government investigations has begun over financial dealings of the director of the Pentagon’s chief research agency, after records revealed the agency has been awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts to her family firm.

DARPA wants to sponsor aircraft that will fly five years non-stop

DARPA will award a contract soon sponsoring a project that will build an unmanned aircraft that is capable of flying non-stop for five years. It will be subsequently used for surveillance, reconnaissance and communication missions.
 

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