DARPA developing new computer code that is effectively hack-proof
Sep 26, 2016

As the world becomes more and more dependent on technology, it also becomes imminently more hackable. That’s where DARPA’s latest breakthrough comes in.

DARPA's experimental, vertical takeoff X-Plane looks like a cutting-edge UFO
Mar 7, 2016

It might be a few years until they’re zipping through the sky, but DARPA is developing a radical new X-Plane capable of vertical flight. Oh, and it looks like something straight out of science fiction.

DARPA developing reusable military space plane codenamed XS-1
Mar 2, 2016

With most of the focus on NASA’s development of the Orion crew capsule, it’s worth noting the U.S. government is also looking to create a new reusable space plane in the same vein as the space shuttle — but (hopefully) a whole lot better.

DARPA has created an unmanned, autonomous sub-hunting warship
Feb 15, 2016

If Skynet is ever in the market for a boat, this should fit the bill. 

Lockheed Martin and DARPA attached a laser canon to a business class jet
Oct 19, 2015

The defense research firm Lockheed Martin has figured out how to attach a laser weapon to a business class jet — and it works. So, when the aliens attack, we’ll be able to retrofit jets to help fight off the attackers. Huzzah!

Watch DARPA's high-tech, self-guided smart bullets take out a moving target
Apr 29, 2015

We’d heard DARPA was developing a smart bullet a while back, and it seems like they’ve finally figured out how to make a self-guided gun that can track you down anywhere. Yay?

Check out DARPA's cutting-edge, satellite-launching fighter jet
Feb 17, 2015

The task of actually launching a satellite into space is one of the hardest parts of the equation. So DARPA has built a fighter jet to hopefully replace all those pricey rockets.

Department of Defense developing smart sniper bullets that can change direction
Dec 26, 2014

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction, but the Department of Defense is developing a new smart bullet that can be controlled in flight — meaning it’s basically a bullet you can steer.

DARPA-funded researchers have created a drone that can learn. What could go wrong?
Nov 4, 2014

Scientists funded by the cutting-edge military tech weapons think tank DARPA have created a functioning drone with a chipset so advanced it can literally “learn” during missions.

New concept footage shows off DARPA's Halo-esque tank of the future
Oct 8, 2014

We’ve been waiting for a legit, videogame-esque heads-up display all our lives, and now military contractor DARPA is showing off some sweet new tech in the tank of the future.

U.S. military developing new tech to give soldiers Wolverine-like healing
Sep 10, 2014

It’s not uncommon for reality to mimic science fiction, and it looks like the U.S. military thinks some of Wolverine’s mutant power set could come in handy on the battlefield.

Got any ideas? U.S. military seeking designs for experimental space planes
Jul 16, 2014

The U.S. military is moving full speed ahead with plans to develop a cheaper, more effective space plane capable of launching payloads into orbit. So, you got any ideas?

Whoa! Scientists create real miniaturized Star Wars AT-TE robot
Dec 17, 2012

You don't have to look much further than Star Wars: Attack of the Clones to see how handy a low-level walking war robot could be on the battlefield. So, not surprisingly, scientists have now put together the first edition of what is essentially a mini-AT-TE. It's both adorable, and deadly.