DARPA

US Army Orders Lockheed-Martin’s Mystery Airship

Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Projects is making perhaps the first realistic tests of a hybrid airship–a concept that dates back many decades but that is just now being tried at a significant scale. The Skunk Works had secretly built the craft and hoped for a quiet first flight at its Palmdale, Calif., facility, but a

DARPA Looking to Develop iPhone and Android Apps

Sure, in the past we’ve got a hearty chuckle out of initiatives that involved Redfly terminals and Clippy variants, but the question remains: how can we get cutting-edge tech into the hands of soldiers faster?

Fifty Years of DARPA: Hits and Misses on Video

Founded to protect the US against “technological surprise”, the agency has achieved some spectacular successes – and failures – in its 50-year history.

Robonaut 2: NASA and GM Take a Giant Leap Forward in Robotics

This badass looking android is Robonaut 2, a joint project of NASA and General Motors. Robonaut 2 is an evolution of Robonaut 1, who was spawned by NASA and DARPA and had an ATV for legs.

DARPA’s Quest for a Working Prosthetic Arm [With Video]

New technology is making it possible for amputees to pick up small objects they never thought they would master thanks to the biggest innovation in prosthetic arms since World War. The video below is worth watching for two reasons.