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Superman X-Ray Vision for the Masses?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Dr. Ali Binazir

If you could have just one of Superman's superpowers, what would it be? Most people would choose flight. After that, X-ray vision would probably be a ...

DARPA's New Robotic Limb Will Let Amputees Feel Again

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

Mind-controlled robotic limbs have, in some form, existed for a while: As early as 2010, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funded testing ...

WATCH: Whack From Baseball Bat Can't Hurt New Robotic Hand

Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

Let's give DARPA a hand for helping create a new robotic grasper. The three-fingered hand might look like the claw from an old-fashioned arcade game b...

Roaches, Mosquitoes and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

America will never be a "no drone zone." There was a small glimmer of hope that these aerial threats to privacy would not come home to roost, but that all ended when Barack Obama took office and made drones the cornerstone of his war efforts.

WATCH: Creepy Humanoid Robot Tests Chemical Gear

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

PETMAN has some scary new duds. In a just-released video, the eerily human-like military robot PETMAN rocks chemical protection clothing and a gas mas...

An ARPA for Education?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

The idea is based on DARPA, which has for many years supported innovation and experimentation in defense.

China, Regulation and Securing the Operating System of Life

XPRIZE | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

By Marc Goodman By Marc Goodman, Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Singularity University and Founder of the Future Crimes Institute. The Committe...

WATCH: Extreme DARPA Robot Battles Obstacle Course

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science

Here's a scenario: you're trapped under rubble in the middle of a storm, and a large Transformer-esque robot comes shakily charging toward you to help...

The Military's New Mind-Reading Binoculars Are Scary-Efficient

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

Remember Tony Stark's augmented reality lenses from the Iron Man movies -- the ones that separated civilians from hostiles, so the Iron Man knew whom ...

DARPA's New Challenge: Increase Robotic Power Efficiency By 2,000 Percent

XPRIZE | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

Just as DARPA and other humanoid robot developers have drawn on biology for design inspiration, the agency hopes that robotic actuation can approach the efficiency of human and animal actuation where muscles, tendons, and bones cooperate in highly efficient ways.

Military Agency Pushes 'Green' Plan For Cleaning Up Space Junk

Posted 07.26.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/25/2012 05:54 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily The U.S. military is moving along with plans to recycle ...

U.S. Military Rocket Plane Will Go HOW Fast?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 07/11/2012 10:49 AM EDT on The U.S. military aims to fly a full-scale rocket plane at 20 times the speed ...

DARPA's New Challenge: Helping Us Fly Faster

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — The Defense Department's research arm will seek proposals next month for solutions to technology hurdles in super high-speed fligh...

Audacious Space Initiative Aims To Turn Sci-Fi Into Reality

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/21/2012 05:34 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Star Trek's bold vision of the stars...

Hypersonic Glider's Dramatic Failure Explained By Military Scientists

AP | JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- An unmanned hypersonic glider likely aborted its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean last summer because unexpectedly large sectio...

Robots and Disasters: Why Didn't I Think of That?

Christal Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Good News
Christal Smith

You don't have to speak scientific-ese to understand just how important it is to develop robots that can do what no mere human can do in times of crisis.

WATCH: Menacing Military Robot Attempts Amazing Athletic Feats

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, popular lore suggests building a moat to protect yourself—in the case of a robot rebellion, climbing a flight o...

Controversial DARPA Chief Regina Dugan Bolts for Job With Google

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By JOE NEWMAN Cross-posted on POGO's blog. Regina Dugan's tenure at the Department of Defense's shadowy research arm is apparently over with news that...

WATCH: Robotic Cheetah Breaks Land Speed Record

Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 03/05/2012 05:37 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily A cheetah robot funded by the U.S. military has broken t...

WATCH: Versatile 'Vortex Gun' Blows 90-MPH Rings of Gas

Posted 03.04.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 03/02/2012 01:22 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily Vortex guns capable of firing doughn...

WATCH: Scary 'Robo-Mule' Shows Tricks In Military Test

Posted 02.08.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 02/08/2012 12:00 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily U.S. troops who carry as much as 100 pounds of gear coul...

Gamers May Help Military Develop Weapons

Posted 01.24.2012 | Science

By Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer (Click here for original.) Software bugs can prove deadly on the battlefield — a lesson lear...

Robobug Spies, First Responders: Coming Soon?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

Some call them robobugs, others insect cyborgs. No matter what, scientists have been pushing hard to outfit bugs with tiny electronic sensors--saying ...

Lee Speigel

Theology Professor Says Earthlings Are 'Ready To Share A Pew With Aliens' | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weird News

If it turns out that Earthlings aren't alone in the universe and contact is eventually made between us and an extraterrestrial race, would we actually...

Solyndra, Solar Panels and Supersonic Planes: What's the Difference if One Fails?

Lewis Milford | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

Recently, the US government lost a few hundred million dollars on a new investment in a failed technology. But no one seemed to notice.