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DARPA

Official account of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Follows/retweets/links do not = endorsement. Breakthrough technologies for national security.

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Joined on 7 July, 2009

http://www.darpa.mil

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OTD 21 years ago, DARPA launched the first picosat mission with a pair of tethered satellites, each weighing just over one pound. The program showed how constellations of small satellites could work together with dramatically reduced size and power.

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Hear DARPA program manager Andrew Nuss talk about the military and commercial uses for a worm-like robot being created the Underminer program on this episode of #FluidPowerForum podcast:

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DARPA researchers at the @OfficialUoM were awarded a Guinness World Record for "Finest Woven Fabric." They demonstrated for the first time a way to weave polymers together creating 2-D sheets only 4 nanometers thick & 0.1 millimeter long:

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Researchers from @Princeton @Stanford @Cornell & @ONF_SDN are working on the next-generation of computer networks. Under the Pronto Project, the team is developing a new type of #5G programmable network to advance security & performance. Learn more:

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P3 performer @AbCelleraBio announced that LY-CoV555, a mAb they discovered as part of the program and developed with @LillyPad, significantly reduced the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

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Our TRADES program developed new design tools for 3D printing that allow representation of parts 1M times more complex than current systems. The tools will allow designers to create previously unimaginable shapes and structures for defense applications:

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Ready to get real about simulation? Have ideas for taking off-road, self-driving vehicles to the next level? Then DARPA has a project for you! See the opportunity here: #selfdriving #offroad #simulation #sim2real #DARPA

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This month 40 years ago, @USC leveraged DARPA contracts to hasten microelectronics innovation by opening MOSIS—the Metal Oxide Semiconductor Implementation Service. MOSIS pioneered the cost-effective pooling of several chip designs onto a single semiconductor wafer.

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Program manager John Waterston spent years on nuclear submarines. Now he aims to endow oceans with nervous systems, bring GPS capability underwater, and, oh yeah, harness lightning. Listen to the latest Voices from DARPA podcast episode.

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DARPA wants to revolutionize how the military procures battlefield supplies and deals w/ waste, selecting 4 performer teams and 3 government partners to support the ReSource Program:
@Battelle @IowaStateU @MIT @michigantech @INL @SRNLab @BerkeleyLab

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DARPA’s Operational Fires (OpFires) program awards a new phase of the intermediate-range hypersonic ground-launch weapons program to @LockheedMartin. It involves full-scale missile fabrication, assembly, and flight testing.

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Replying to @ArmedwScience: The sounds of #innovation: Listen to a new podcast from @DARPA that highlights the sounds of research and development: h…

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The sounds of #innovation: Listen to a new podcast from @DARPA that highlights the sounds of research and development: #KnowYourMil

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Linear accelerators generate X-rays for cargo inspection, medical diagnostics and cancer treatments, but are too large and heavy to use in the field. Our ACCEL program seeks to develop a deployable electron accelerator for use in austere environments:

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Replying to @WIRED: In an effort to boost the autonomous vehicle industry, Darpa held an open AV race through the Mojave Desert. The $1 million priz…

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Current night-vision goggles require bulky binocular-like optics mounted on a helmet. Our new ENVision program aims to create NVGs the size & weight of eyeglasses that enable night vision through fog & dust w/ thermal vision—all via a single flat lens:

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DARPA announced today that the SubT Challenge Final Event will be held at the Louisville Mega Cavern in Louisville, KY on September 21-23, 2021. Teams will face elements from tunnel systems, urban undergrounds, and natural cave networks: #SubTChallenge

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In an effort to boost the autonomous vehicle industry, Darpa held an open AV race through the Mojave Desert. The $1 million prize drew roboticists, students, and hobbyist tinkerers.

It was a disaster. And it launched an industry.

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In just a few years, the SIGMA program shrunk radiation detectors from a $10,000 shoe-box sized unit with no networking to a lightweight, networked mobile phone-sized device that costs $400. That tech is now part of the nation's security infrastructure:

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Replying to @CEVA_IP: CEVA and DARPA Establish Partnership for Technology Innovation.
Commercial partnership under new DARPA Toolbox initiative prov…

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CEVA and DARPA Establish Partnership for Technology Innovation.
Commercial partnership under new DARPA Toolbox initiative provides DARPA researchers with access to CEVA's portfolio of wireless connectivity and smart sensing IPs
@DARPA

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Replying to @HHS_ASH: Happy 40th Anniversary to my former office @DARPA , the Defense Sciences Office. DSO has made earth shaking advances to keep…

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Happy 40th Anniversary to my former office @DARPA , the Defense Sciences Office. DSO has made earth shaking advances to keep America the world leader in technology and protect our national security It is an honor to be a DSO Alum and former Director

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