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DARPA takes bigger BigDog out for walkies

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Boston Dynamics' supersized AlphaDog gets let off the leash in a forest. This is one monster robot--check out the DARPA video for yourself....
DARPA takes bigger BigDog out for walkies

Watch this DARPA robot climb, leap, and walk past obstacles

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A video from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency shows a highly agile robot capable of navigating some serious obstructions. [Read more]...
Watch this DARPA robot climb, leap, and walk past obstacles

Hypersonic test flight flames out

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That 46-minute cross country-flight so many people would love to see, may take a little bit longer than hoped. A key test to prove the viability of sustained hypersonic flight flamed out Thursday when an experimental X-51A WaveRider aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean less than 15 seconds into what was supposed...
Hypersonic test flight flames out
DARPA tests two new gigapixel-class cameras as part of AWARE imaging program

Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

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“First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video.” — Pat Cadigan, Pretty Boy Crossover Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public...
Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

Plan X: Darpa's Cyberwar

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DARPA will hold a conference for security professionals to discuss how to go about defending the US Internet infrastructure from attack....
Plan X: Darpa's Cyberwar
DARPA's latest humanoid robot jumps and climbs with athletic precision

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

DARPA Warns Of Shortages

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DARPA Warns Of Shortages

DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

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Biologically inspired designs are not a new thing in robotics, but the video embedded below is the first time I've ever seen something that looks like it's modeled on a family pet. Development of the Cheetah robot is being funded by DARPA, the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....
DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

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In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield. Think Terminator meets Avatar. The agency has set aside $7 million of it's $2.8 billion 2012 budget to develop an "Avatar program" that will "develop...
DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

Darpa Wants Code to Spot 'Anomalous Behavior' on the Job

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Darpa Wants Code to Spot 'Anomalous Behavior' on the Job
How the military defends against GPS jamming

Don't try this at home: Researchers use tDCS to release your brain's strongest opioid painkillers

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A team of international researchers headed up by the University of Michigan has used noninvasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to release endogenous opioids — the human body’s most powerful, euphoria-inducing painkillers that are very similar to opiates such as morphine. This approach is significant because releasing these opioids is...
Don't try this at home: Researchers use tDCS to release your brain's strongest opioid painkillers

Read/Write Daily: Creative Destruction

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Today's theme is creative destruction. Unfortunately, many of the most important technological innovations start off as weapons of war. Peacetime applications may come later, but the military is always on the cutting edge. These links are straight out of science fiction. The U.S. and Russia have made a deal...
Read/Write Daily: Creative Destruction

DARPA Director Goes to Google But Probes Continue

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Regina Dugan takes a senior executive job at Google, but audits continue into potential conflicts of interest with contract awards during her DARPA tenure....
DARPA Director Goes to Google But Probes Continue

US engineers begin work on MacGyverbot

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A team of US-based engineers, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and DARPA, has begun the development of a MacGyverbot — a robot that, like the tenacious TV hero MacGyver, can interact with its environment in novel ways to solve problems.As it currently stands, robots are incredibly proficient...
US engineers begin work on MacGyverbot

DARPA shows off cheap, adaptable, resilient robot hand that can take a beating

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After more than three years of development, it seems DARPA's ARM program is finally coming to fruition. The ARM (Autonomous Robotic Manipulation) program was created in 2010 with the purpose of creating robust, low-cost, multi-fingered, and dexterous robotic arms to replace current robot arms, which generally take the form of...
DARPA shows off cheap, adaptable, resilient robot hand that can take a beating

11 Of The Wildest Technology Conspiracy Theories

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Nothing is at it seems! Or is it? Plus, they're all out to get you. Want proof? One theory says the CIA has funded an operation that trawls Facebook for data. Seriously. Whether the motivations are political, financial, or otherwise, plenty of people are convinced that big businesses and governments...
11 Of The Wildest Technology Conspiracy Theories
How An Open Source Operating System Jumpstarted Robotics Research

UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)

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We're sure that most sniffer dogs would rather be playing fetch than hunting for bombs in luggage. If UC Santa Barbara has its way with a new sensor, those canines will have a lot more free time on their hands. The device manages a snout-like sensitivity by concentrating molecules...
UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)
Affordable brainwave sensors could make typed passwords obsolete
US defense agency taking proposals for 'disposable' imaging satellites for soldiers

AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares

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Boston Dynamics' LS3, better known 'round these parts as AlphaDog, has already wowed us with a display of its stability, power and mobility. Thing is, that little clip we caught back in October took place entirely within the safe and purposefully laid out confines of a laboratory. So, the question...
AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares

DailyDirt: Better Robots Keep Coming

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Robot research has made some remarkable advances over the years, but we don't quite have Star Wars servant droids or helpful general-purpose household bots from the Jetsons yet. While we've gained some autonomous vacuum cleaners, there's still plenty of room for improvement. Here are just a few robotic advances to...
DailyDirt: Better Robots Keep Coming

The US Government is funding a self-healing cloud to fight against hackers

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Thanks to funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), MIT Researchers are now working to create a self-healing, hyper-secure cloud. As we become more and more dependent on remote storage, maintaining the security and integrity of our digital assets is increasingly important. With this in mind, fighting against hackers is...
The US Government is funding a self-healing cloud to fight against hackers

WTO Complaint Against China's Rare Earths, Encyclopedia Shuts Down Print Business, BBC Hacked In Iran

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Google's Doodle today celebrates the would-be 101th birthday of origami master Akira Yoshizawa. Complaint Against China's Rare Earths In WTO. The U.S., E.U. and Japan have lodged a complaint with the WTO against China and its current rare earth...
WTO Complaint Against China's Rare Earths, Encyclopedia Shuts Down Print Business, BBC Hacked In Iran

Boston Dynamics shows a quieter, more thoroughbred AlphaDog to DARPA and the Marines (video)

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When we last saw Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog (aka LS3), it was strutting through outdoor trials with the subtlety of a nuclear missile: for all that noise, it might as well have been holding a "shoot here please" sign broadcasting American soldiers' positions to everyone in the forest. Several months...
Boston Dynamics shows a quieter, more thoroughbred AlphaDog to DARPA and the Marines (video)

Contractor awarded $21.4 million to secure Android

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Fairfax, Va. contractor Invincea, known for malware detection and network security, has been awarded a $21.4 million contract to find a way to secure Android. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) sought development teams to secure the smartphone and tablet OS for...
Contractor awarded $21.4 million to secure Android

Our Troops Need Turd-Powered Nuclear Reactors [Poop]

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This is not an April Fool's post. This is a serious post about DARPA, the military's experimental research arm, and how they want to explore human waste as a fuel source for portable nuclear reactors on overseas military bases. Seriously. More »...
Our Troops Need Turd-Powered Nuclear Reactors [Poop]
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