Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around

There are plenty of drone variants available, but Lockheed Martin is pushing the boundaries of drone warfare thanks to their Transformer TX drones, which will be able to transport cars to and from the battlefield.

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DARPA ARGUS-IS 1.8 Gigapixel Camera: Enough Resolution for Ya?

There are plenty of drones hovering overhead, but I have to say that mounting one of these ultra-high resolution cameras on one will make them very useful for Big Brother. Pretty soon, they’ll be able to spot what you’re having for breakfast from 20,000 feet in the air.

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Foam Injections Could Prevent Deaths on the Battlefield

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Future combat medics could save the lives of soldiers, preventing them from bleeding out on battlefields, by injecting medical foam into their bodies.

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IBM Supercomputer Simulates 530 Billion Neurons & 100 Trillion Synapses


At the Supercomputing 2012 conference last week, IBM Research-Almaden presented its next milestone towards fulfilling DARPA’s cognitive computing program, Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE).

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DARPA Program Takes Advantage of Floating Icebergs


If the Arctic continues to melt, there could be more military and commercial activity in this environment. DARPA is working on an all-seeing network of sensors that will track what is happening in the Arctic all year long. This network will include sensors placed on icebergs.

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Robotic Tentacles Have a Soft Enough Touch to Pick Up Flowers


Typically, robotic hands have had trouble being dexterous enough and delicate enough to perform certain tasks, but robotics experts from Harvard University have been developing a series of soft robots, capable of accomplishing much more than previously.

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Boston Dynamics Robotic Cheetah Clocked At 28.3 MPH


Developed for DARPA, Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot broke a new speed record recently, and it’s capable of running at 28.3 mph, on a treadmill. That’s faster than Usain Bolt, the current fastest man on Earth.

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The Neuroscience of Threat Response


It’s a biological imperative how organisms respond to threats, and humans are no exception. Humans respond to threats, perceived or real, in an instinctual way, but the exact neuroscience behind these reactions is still somewhat of a mystery.

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DARPA & Harvard’s Soft, Self-Camouflaging Robot


Researchers at Harvard University have developed a soft, walking robot for DARPA, which has the uncanny ability to camouflage itself within its environment. This system consists of a microfluid that’s networked throughout the robot’s chassis that is then used to camouflage or display various colors in different levels within its silicone sheets.

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iOptik Dual-Focus Contact Lenses Could Revolutionize Head-Mounted Displays

These new high-tech contact lenses were developed by the Innovega Technology Manufacturing Lab, and they permit users to focus simultaneously on objects that are close up and far away, which could dramatically improve the ability to use tiny portable displays while still interacting with your real-world surroundings.

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