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DARPA successfully tests 24-rotor VTOL aircraft

DARPA contractor Aurora Flight Sciences has achieved successful flight with its VTOL X-Plane for DARPA.

By 19 April 2016


Helicopter lands like an insect with DARPA's robotic landing gear

It's got legs and it knows how to use them. A new experiment by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency outfits an unmanned helicopter with legs that can land on uneven surfaces.

By 15 September 2015


DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven teams.

By 10 October 2015


DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.

By 17 June 2015


DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the contenders (pictures)

The two-day DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals event kicks off June 5. Here are the 24 robots competing in life-saving events for $2 million.

24 Images By 5 June 2015


DARPA guided bullet changes course mid-air to hit moving targets (Tomorrow Daily 169)

The EXACTO (short for Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance) program is tasked with developing a guided bullet for snipers in combat. DARPA just announced they're making progress, but we're a little freaked out by this futuristic firepower.

By 29 April 2015


DARPA just unveiled homing bullets (Tomorrow Daily 169)

Ashley and Khail try to figure out how to make DARPA's new bullets less terrifying, explain how Yahoo Labs is working on bringing biometric scanners to low-cost smartphones, and take a look at the kitchen of the future.

By 29 April 2015


Google taps ex-Motorola exec for new hardware group

From now on, everything from Google's Nexus smartphones to its not-yet-released new incarnation of Google Glass will be run by former Motorola President Rick Osterloh.

By 29 April 2016


Facebook plucks Google's Dugan for futurist tech

Regina Dugan, the former DARPA director who most recently headed up a future-tech effort at Google, will lead Facebook's new "Building 8" hardware research group.

By 14 April 2016


Custom 3D-printed dress is a glimpse into fashion's future (Tomorrow Daily 339 show notes)

Nervous System's Kinematic Petals Dress can officially be custom-designed printed specifically to your body's measurements. We hope you've been saving up, though, because living in a 3D-printed future doesn't come cheap...

By 30 March 2016