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aircraftDARPA Selects Orbital ATK for Hypersonic Engine Research

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Orbital ATK has entered a new DARPA contract to study the integration of turbine and hypersonic engine technologies into a new aircraft propulsion system under DARPA’s Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program. The AFRE program seeks to develop a new …

darpaDARPA looks for robots and other tech to make cracking tunnels faster and safer

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North Korea and Iran have large underground facilties where they have their nuclear weapons and other operations. DARPA is looking at breakthroughs for dealing with tunnels and underground cities. Underground is the new frontier for military and security action. Although …

darpaQuieter and more agile Cyclocopter and hopping drones

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This month the MAST (Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology) proram which has been run by the US Army Research Laboratory in Maryland, is wrapping up after ten successful years. MAST co-ordinated and paid for research by a consortium of established …

darpaDARPA’s $100 million Gene Drive program

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DARPA is funding $100 million to develop gene drive, which can wipe out dangerous animals and insects. It could get rid of malarial mosquitoes and invasive rodents. The DARPA program is discussed in some recently release emails. Darpa believes that …

darpaSuper robot muscles for lifting 1000 times its own weight is like a duck lifting a car

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Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure. The team constructed dozens of muscles using materials …

darpaStrict limitations on small drones needed because of our soft target problem

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On average it takes about 50,000 bullets to kill one soldier. Soldier have protection and are working together to avoid getting killed. A bullet costs about 50 cents. It costs about $25000 to kill each soldier. It costs less to …

darpaNew underwater and aerial drones, sensors, small satellites mean exposed stealth planes and submarines

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Stealth planes and submarines currently have the great advantage of being very hard to detect. For stealth planes that can be detected but when it is too late to react. Mass production of new underwater and aerial drones with new …

darpaFast, tiny, stealthy manned and unmanned tanks

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DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology program (GXV-T) initiative that could lead to an entirely new era of tanks and armored combat vehicles. GXV-T would offer tank-like protection on a vehicle that resembles a futuristic All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) but is smaller than …

darpaHoly Grail of intrachip microcooling 1000 watts per square centimeter achieved

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Researchers have developed a new type of cooling system for high-performance radars and supercomputers that circulates a liquid coolant directly into electronic chips through an intricate series of tiny microchannels. Above – A new electronics-cooling technique relies on microchannels, just …

augmented realityVirtual And Augmented Reality enable windowless armored vehicle to drive over 35 mph in offroad tests

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After two years of research on Ground X-Vehicle Technologies, Honeywell brings “out-the-window views” and enhanced awareness to closed-cockpit environments. Honeywell has successfully completed research and testing of a virtual window technology as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s …