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.
Researchers at Arizona State University have designed the 4MM, a jetpack designed to help its wearer run a 4-minute mile, and expend less energy doing it. We've never even run a 6-minute mile, so we'll need to crank this thing up to 11.
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.
An implantable brain chip currently in development could help wounded veterans recover memory function after traumatic brain injuries.
Regina Dugan, currently vice president of engineering and leader of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects, shows interest in video games.
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).
This mechanized hellspawn can run around beautifully, while new footage of a robot mule and humanoid show them devouring challenging terrain.
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.
The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.
The company wants a base "gray phone" model of its Project Ara modular smartphone available by early next year.