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DARPA is the research and development office for the US Department of Defense. DARPA funds unique and innovative research through the private sector, academic and other non-profit organizations as well as government labs.
DARPA research runs the gamut from conducting scientific investigations in a laboratory, to building full-scale prototypes of military systems. We fund research in biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neuroscience, and more.
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12 Mar

Human-on-a-Chip: using tissue engineering to replicate the human body

An application of tissue engineering that is rapidly growing is the building of organ-on-a-chip devices.
23 Feb

Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

Companies have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in how much they can carry onboard for real-time processing.
17 Jan

Engineering electronic medicine

Targeting a certain nerve very precisely with sound, light or electricity can modulate bleeding or inflammation. Ultrasound, for example, can go deep into tissue. Nerves can be stimulated with electricity via wires, but wires create a lot of problems: tugging and pulling and instability.
8 Jan

Self-driving rides in Las Vegas

Aptiv and Lyft announce a partnership to demonstrate a first-of-its-kind fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience in Las Vegas. Torc Robotics also offers autonomous rides.
8 Dec

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Mr Franco Gonzalez
7 Dec


IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Hesperos President/CEO Dr Mike Shuler on August 24, 2017. Hesperos provides toxicology testing services using their proprietary organ-on-a-chip technology.
13 Nov

Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Lorenzo Grande and Mr Franco Gonzalez
10 Nov

Tissue Engineering 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
7 Nov

Ten Forecasts for the Automotive Sector

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3 Nov

Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress against PTSD

Researchers are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
27 Oct

Electric Vehicles 2018-2038: Forecasts, Analysis and Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Mr Franco Gonzalez
19 Oct

Ten Forecasts on Digital Transformation

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16 Oct

Forget about it: A material that mimics the brain

Inspired by human forgetfulness - how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information - scientists conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually 'forgets.' This could one day be used for advanced bio-inspired computing.
5 Oct

Snake robot used in search for Mexico quake survivors

Researchers deployed a snake-like robot to search for trapped survivors in a Mexico City apartment building that collapsed in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook the city September 19.
3 Oct

Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Lorenzo Grande
13 Sep

Wearable Sensors 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets & Players

IDTechEx Report: Mr James Hayward, Dr David Pugh and Dr Guillaume Chansin
16 Aug

A new wave in radio technology

There now is a need to apply machine learning to the invisible realm of radio frequency signals.
2 Aug

Navy partnership develops first 3D printed submersible

The Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator is a prototype vessel that could be used to deploy logistics capabilities and sensors. In the future, vessels will need to be manufactured faster and incorporate new designs to support each Navy mission.
31 Jul

Building the safe genes toolkit

DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial ends; and address potential health and security concerns related to their accidental or intentional misuse.
25 Jul

Neuroprosthetics 2018-2028: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alexis Karandrea