In 2009, defense contractors at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – or, DARPA, for short – publicly revealed that they’d successfully created cyborg insects capable of carrying miniaturized surveillance equipment deep into enemy territory.
Particle Accelerator On A Chip — New Research Opens Up A Number Of Interesting Possibilities
Particle accelerators the size of a computer chip may be a reality in the near-future thanks to new research from the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and … [Read full article]
U.S. Beginning New Phase Of Hypersonic Jet Plane Development
Extreme hypersonic flight, taking place at Mach 20 (i.e., 20 times the speed of sound), would enable travel anywhere in the world, in under an hour. It’s an area … [Read full article]
MIT Researchers Create 'Analog' Chip That Mimics Brain Synapses, Receptors
Readers may recall a post here on PS (August, 2011) concerning a new computer chip that ‘thinks’ like a brain cell (i.e., responds to new information), due to its clever … [Read full article]
New Computer Chip 'Thinks' Like a Brain Cell
A collaboration between IBM and DARPA has produced “next generation” computer chips that adapt to unexpected inputs due to their structural mimicking of the brain’s neurons. Applications for these “neuro-synaptic chips” include analyzing financial market fluctuations and even predicting tsunamis.