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DARPA Has A Simple Plan To Clean Up The World's Deadliest Weapons

Getting rid of chemical weapons is one of the military’s most unpleasant duties. But in the future, it may be no more difficult than incinerating garbage, thanks to a team of DARPA-funded scientists who think they can turn some of the world’s deadliest poisons into harmless dirt.


Scientists Want To Use Predators To Fight Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics far more quickly than humans are discovering new ones. That’s why a DARPA-funded research team is exploring a fascinating new way we might win the war against germs: not with drugs, but with predatory bacteria that sound like monsters from science fiction.


DARPA's Mind-Controlled Arm Will Make You Wish You Were A Cyborg

When I asked Johnny Matheny if I could shake his hand, I was admittedly a little nervous. The soft-spoken Floridian lost his lower left arm to cancer eight years back. His new arm — an advanced, mind-controlled prosthetic developed by DARPA — can crush a human human skull like a child squeezing a mandarin.


There's A Portable Drug Factory Inside This Fridge-Sized Box

Producing drugs is usually a time-consuming process that requires several large factories, each handling a different step in the process. But for smaller on-demand batches, MIT has developed a portable pharmacy that’s only about the size of a commercial-grade fridge and promises much faster turnarounds.


DARPA's Submarine-Destroying Drone Ship Is Called 'Sea Hunter'

Say hello to Sea Hunter. That’s the new name for DARPA’s autonomous warship, which is designed to seek-and-destroy submarines without a crew aboard.


DARPA Wants To Give Radio Waves AI To Stretch Bandwidth

The radio spectrum is a mess: It’s congested, expensive and there’s no room for expansion. But DARPA has a plan to change that, by building a system where radio waves can work together using artificial intelligence, rather than fighting for space.


The 10 Maddest Of The Mad Science Projects Funded By DARPA

Founded in 1958 to prevent technological surprises such as Sputnik, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency funds projects that are both outside the box and off the wall. Although DARPA gave us the Internet and GPS, plenty of its blue-sky ideas have crashed back down to Earth. Here are ten of them.


Google Is Reportedly Selling Its Crazy Robotics Lab, Boston Dynamics

It’s been a little over two years since Google (now Alphabet) decided to scoop up robotics lab Boston Dynamics. Now it’s putting the company that built terrifying robots like BigDog and Atlas up for grabs.


The US Defence Department Got Mad At Darpa For Creating Email

Ray Tomlinson, widely credited as the inventor of email, died this past weekend. He was 74.


DARPA's New Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Concept Looks Totally Badarse

Video: This week, DARPA unveiled the latest concept design for its new vertical take-off and landing craft. And hell this electric aeroplane look impressive.


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