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LRASM Prototype is Three-for-Three on Successful Flight Tests

Feb 20, 2015 |
Latest launch evaluated low-altitude performance and obstacle avoidance as part of the joint program’s accelerated development effort   Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the ... Read more

Robots Learn by Watching YouTube

Feb 20, 2015 |
Robots can learn to recognize objects and patterns fairly well, but to interpret and be able to act on visual input is much more difficult.  Researchers at the University of Maryland, ... Read more

Bio-Inspired Autonomous Vehicles

Feb 20, 2015 |
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have taken inspiration from nature — from fish, in particular — to design and develop novel underwater propulsion , control, ... Read more

A New Rucksack for Paratroopers

Feb 20, 2015 |
He used to be one of them, so when paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division asked Rich Landry to design a rucksack to meet their needs, he was thrilled. “That’s my ... Read more

Robots Learn to Perform Tasks by Watching YouTube Video

Feb 2, 2015 |
DARPA program advances robots’ ability to sense visual information and turn it into action   Robots can learn to recognize objects and patterns fairly well, but to interpret and be ... Read more

Army Researchers Develop Batteries that Don’t Corrode

Feb 2, 2015 |
New, lighter batteries are under development for soldiers now, in-house, at the Army Research Laboratory. Chemists at the lab do materials research on lithium ion batteries and other ... Read more

Meet the Scientists, Dr. Katie Rainey

Feb 2, 2015 |
Meet the Scientists   is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The ... Read more

Developing New Materials For Energy Transduction

Jan 19, 2015 |
DARPA seeks novel materials to convert one form of energy into another for defense applications   Transduction involving the conversion of energy from one form into another is common in many ... Read more

Saturday Space Sight Frosty Slopes on Mars

Jan 19, 2015 |
This image of an area on the surface of Mars, approximately 1.5 by 3 kilometers in size, shows frosted gullies on a south-facing slope within a crater. At this time of year, only south-facing ... Read more

NRL Researchers Demo TREC Ship-to-Shore Data Link

Jan 7, 2015 |
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have successfully demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of ... Read more

Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to

Jan 7, 2015 |
disasters such as earthquakes or floods currently rely on remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles to provide a bird’s-eye view of the situation and spot threats that can’t be seen ... Read more

NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community

Dec 24, 2014 |
New technology automates high-volume data flows The National Security Agency announced today the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer ... Read more

Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions

Dec 23, 2014 |
DARPA aims to give small unmanned aerial vehicles advanced perception and autonomy to rapidly search buildings or other cluttered environments without teleoperation Military teams patrolling ... Read more

Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Designs

Jul 22, 2014 |
Three companies get the nod to outline their visions of DARPA’s next-generation spaceplane     In an era of declining budgets and adversaries’ evolving capabilities, ... Read more

fully-reusable unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space and deploy

Jul 18, 2014 |
Three companies get the nod to outline their visions of DARPA’s next-generation spaceplane     In an era of declining budgets and adversaries’ evolving capabilities, ... Read more

Team SCHAFT (DARPA Robotics Challenge) was recently acquired by Google Inc

Jul 15, 2014 |
Team SCHAFT, the highest-scoring team at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in December 2013, has elected to switch to the self-funded Track D of the program. The team was recently ... Read more

Comet Pan-STARRS Marches Across the Sky

Jul 4, 2014 |
       July 3, 2014     NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of ... Read more

OCO-2 Takes the A-Train to Study Earth’s Atmosphere

Jul 3, 2014 |
        OCO-2 will become the leader of the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train, as shown in this artist's ... Read more

Fruit Fly Immunity Fails with Fungus After (Space)Flight

Jul 1, 2014 |
Before you swat away the next fruit fly, consider instead just how similar its biological complexities are to our own. In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers led by Deborah ... Read more

VA’s repeated attempts to downplay the impact serious deficiencies

Jun 29, 2014 |
WASHINGTON, D.C .— After the Office of Special Counsel released a letter to President Obama detailing VA’s repeated attempts to downplay the impact serious ... Read more