Latest DARPA publications

DARPA launches program to combat suicide drones

DARPA has launched a new program to combat the threat of suicide drones, which can be loaded with explosives and deployed without the use of radio signals. The Mobile Force Protection (MFP) Program will begin Phase 1 development and testing this spring. The aim of the program is to develop a system capable of defeating a… Read More

Synthesised tooth enamel promises more resilient components

A collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed a new material, based on the structure of tooth enamel, that is set to help create circuitry, motherboards and other computer components which are more durable. Resilience is a critical issue in components in use by the military… Read More

DRM for the human genome?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has released more detailed specs regarding its call for proposers to contribute to the Safe Genes project, whose goal is to develop tools to reverse the malicious or accidental negative effects of gene editing in the general population. This would involve the development of systems which can apply… Read More

DARPA developing security tools for gene editing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that it is developing new protocols and tools to address the potential security aspects of gene-editing, which has become a more commonly-diffused technology since the launch of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editor in 2012. The Safe Genes program – which is holding a proposers’ day at the… Read More

On-chip liquid cooling promises longer life, smaller devices and the end of heat sinks and fans

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is supporting new research to provide on-chip liquid cooling in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices – but successful demonstrations to date indicate that the technology could be easily adapted for conventional CPUs and GPUs, and additionally that it has the potential to reduce the size of devices, allow… Read More