Latest DARPA publications

U.S. Army tests nine-language translation device to support African operations

The U.S. Army is developing a hand-held translation device designed to support military communications in Africa, where several French accents and dialects are spoken. In a press release last week, the army said that understanding foreign languages is becoming critical for soldiers. “If we can get these dialects developed with this type of system, it will… Read More

DARPA looking to develop remote wireless sensors that use almost no power

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to develop a new generation of sensors which draw so little power in idle mode as to extend their recharge limit from weeks to years. The N-ZERO ‘Asleep-yet-Aware’ initiative, for which the organisation is seeking partners and contributors, is intended to create wireless remote sensors that… Read More

GMU students put out fire using sound waves

Two engineering students at George Mason University in Virginia, Seth Robertson, 23, and Viet Tran, 28, have come up with a revolutionary device which uses low-frequency sound waves to extinguish fire without the help of water, foam or other toxic, messy chemicals involved in traditional extinguishers. Using just $600 (approx. £400) worth of equipment, including a… Read More

DARPA seeking collaborators for the future of analogue computing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) inviting potential research collaborators to submit new ideas, methodologies and proposed technologies for leveraging analogue – non-digital, non-binary – processing methods in new research systems. Vincent Tang, program manager at the Defense Sciences Office at DARPA explains “The standard computer… Read More

DARPA funds VM sentinels that can repair and inoculate attacked systems

The Flux Research Group at the University of Utah is developing an attack-resistant sentinel software which can replace compromised code within a virtual machine on the fly. The system is called ‘Advanced Adaptive Applications’ – or ‘3A’, is partially funded by DARPA’s Clean-slate design of Resilient, Adaptive, Secure Hosts (CRASH) initiative and is being developed in collaboration… Read More