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 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]
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]
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]
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.