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DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian.

By September 15, 2014

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DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.

By February 11, 2014

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DARPA developing memory-restoring neural prosthesis

An implantable brain chip currently in development could help wounded veterans recover memory function after traumatic brain injuries.

By July 9, 2014

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Zynga appoints Google exec, a former DARPA director, to its board

Regina Dugan, currently vice president of engineering and leader of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects, shows interest in video games.

By July 9, 2014

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DARPA is halfway to creating Spider-Man

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been driven up a wall -- a vertical glass wall -- with new tech inspired by geckos (and probably Stan Lee).

By June 11, 2014

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With VTOL X-Planes, DARPA aims for a futuristic lift

The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.

By March 19, 2014

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Can you outrun it? DARPA's WildCat robot gallops at 16 mph

This mechanized hellspawn can run around beautifully, while new footage of a robot mule and humanoid show them devouring challenging terrain.

By October 4, 2013

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DARPA: 'Vanishing' spy tech will self-destruct in 3,2,1...

The U.S. military is giving big bucks to IBM, Xerox, and others to develop "Mission Impossible"-style tech that explodes or decomposes once it's served its purpose.

By February 11, 2014

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MIT unboxes DARPA's Atlas robot

In preparation for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a team at MIT has taken receipt of an Atlas robot, and filmed its unboxing for the world to see.

By August 25, 2013

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Japan's Schaft has all the right stuff at DARPA robot trials

A university spinoff's disaster-aid robot claims top honors at a Pentagon-sponsored competition. Oh, and it's now part of Google's robot fleet.

By December 23, 2013