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The Pentagon is giving more time and money to companies that have shown promise in fielding a humanoid robot. Eleven of 16 firms that put their robot prototypes through their paces in June at have now been given an additional six months and $1.5 million each by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue […]

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The U.S. military has taken another major step toward turning foot soldiers into hand-over-hand wall-crawlers a la Spider-Man. The Defense Advanced Research Projects says a 218-pound man toting a 50-pound load climbed up and down a 25-foot wall of glass using only a pair of hand-held paddles with a sticking power based on the gecko. […]

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The Pentagon’s research organization has teamed up with software developers and online gamers in order to create computer games that can help verify and develop secure open-source software. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, or DARPA, has partnered with private sector technology and gaming firms to develop online games which enable gamers to do the […]

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The Pentagon has ambitious plans to develop a prosthetic for the brain that, if successful, will restore memory functions lost to troops who suffered brain injuries as well as people losing their pasts to Alzheimer’s disease. The Restoring Active Memory — or RAM — is just one project among a broad, multi-agency program underway as […]

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The rhythm, timing and tactile characteristics of how a person types on a computer keyboard or presses keys on a smartphone screen can be used to verify identify and prevent hacking and computer fraud, according to an ongoing project with the Pentagon’s research arm and Louisiana Tech University. Computer scientists with Louisiana Tech University are […]

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