DARPA’s new high-tech Tank

new high-tech Tank

The DARPA‘s new high-tech tank, of the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility.   Watch the video…

By |September 8, 2014|Categories: Vehicles

Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane design for DARPA, shown here in an artist’s concept.

By |August 26, 2014|Categories: Space

DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane concept

XS-1 Spaceplane

DARPA created its Experimental XS-1 Spaceplane program for more routine, responsive and affordable space operations.   Watch the video…

By |July 18, 2014|Categories: Space

DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane program

VTOL X-Plane program

DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to enable radical improvements in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight through innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing and rotary-wing worlds.

By |March 25, 2014|Categories: Aviation

The Future of Tilt-Rotor Drone

The Future of Tilt-Rotor Drone 1

Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES), a program developed by DARPA, demonstrate a modular transportation system built around a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight module operated as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

By |February 14, 2014|Categories: Aviation

First Folding Space Telescope

First Folding Space Telescope

First Folding Space Telescope aims to “break the glass ceiling” of traditional designs. MOIRE program creates first-ever images using lightweight membrane optics, which could help redefine how we build, launch and use orbital telescopes.   Watch the video…

By |December 7, 2013|Categories: Space

Boeing’s Phantom Swift X-Plane

Boeing's Phantom Swift X-Plane  1

Boeing Phantom Works engineers in Philadelphia designed and built a flying sub-scale model of the innovative Phantom Swift X-Plane, as a proposal for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) vertical takeoff and landing X-Plane competition. Watch the video…

By |September 16, 2013|Categories: Aviation

CHIMP Human-Scale Rescue Robot

CHIMP Human-Scale Rescue Robot

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a human-scale rescue robot, named the CHIMP Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform, that can take on both humanoid and tank forms, like a Transformer.

By |March 20, 2013|Categories: Technology news

AlphaDog- Man’s mechanical best friend

AlphaDog- Man's mechanical best friend

DARPA‘s AlphaDog by manufacturer Boston Dynamics, could soon become a soldier’s best friend, autonomously following them across the battlefield and carrying their equipment.   Watch the video

By |September 12, 2012|Categories: Technology news, Vehicles

100-Year Starship project

Project Daedalus Starship

Former President Bill Clinton adds his support to the 100-Year Starship initiative, a project started by DARPA the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to research interstellar travel. The massive craft, from Project Daedalus, needed to escape our solar system next to St Pauls cathedral.   Image credit: Adrian Mann/British Interplanetary Society

By |September 10, 2012|Categories: Space
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