Sarah Fecht
at 08:37 AM Jan 28 2016
Space // 

Folks in Washington are all fired up about rockets. Specifically, rocket engines built in Russia and then bought and used to launch Defense Department payloads into space.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 12:36 PM Nov 19 2015
Space // 

The key to private space delivery may be terrible geopolitics. SpaceX, the rocket startup from Elon Musk, might soon get to carry its first military payload to space thanks in part to poor relations between the United States and Russia.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:19 AM Mar 30 2015

Yesterday, DARPA released their latest vision for the future. As the far-seeing technological eye of the Defense Department, DARPA's had its hand in everything from the launch of stealth fighter jets to the birth of the Internet. So when they predict the future, it's likely they're in a place to make that future come true. Here are four future technologies the DARPA report highlights, which we can expect to see on the battlefields of the future.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 07:53 AM Feb 12 2015

Consider it a silver lining amid the dark storm clouds of war. DARPA, the Defense Department's advanced research wing, this Sunday announced progress in a project to make prosthetic hands provide the sensation of touch. The injuries from two long wars abroad have increased the need for technology like this, and DARPA wants to restore the sense of touch to those who've lost hands.

Rebecca Boyle
at 03:14 AM Mar 14 2012

From the agency that created the Internet to the company that arguably controls it - there's some nice symmetry in the news that DARPA chief Regina Dugan is heading over to Google. She is leaving the defense agency to assume a senior executive position at the web giant, according to DARPA.

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