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Video of DARPA’s failed second HTV-2 flight surfaces

Video of DARPA’s failed second HTV-2 flight surfaces

We have talked about the DARPA HTV-2 hypersonic glider that has been in testing before. The goal of the program is to be able to create a weapon that can strike anywhere on the planet within a few hours. The first test flight resulted in the loss of the HTV-2 about nine minutes into the flight and the aircraft was never found. The second test flight failed in the same phase of the flight. The second failure was further into the flight and was caused by different issues than the first flight failure according to DARPA.

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IBM, DARPA, and university researchers create basic design for computer chip that works like the brain

IBM, DARPA, and university researchers create basic design for computer chip that works like the brain

IBM is one of the biggest companies in high performance computing and supercomputers and has been a big force in the computer world for over 65 years. IBM announced today that with help from DARPA and four major universities the basic design of an experimental computer chip that emulates the human brain has been completed. IBM calls the chip a cognitive computing chip.

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DARPA set to test Mach 20 Falcon HTV-2 again

DARPA set to test Mach 20 Falcon HTV-2 again

For many years now, the Pentagon and DARPA have been hard at work on some wild weapon systems and other stuff. One of the coolest was that Transformer vehicle that was a jeep that could be flown like a helicopter as well. Another of the wild weapon systems that DARPA is working on is the mach 20 weapon system called the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 or HTV-2 for short.

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DARPA XC2V crowd-sourced combat vehicle is complete and awesome

DARPA XC2V crowd-sourced combat vehicle is complete and awesome

Crowd-sourcing for a design is nothing new. It's done for all sorts of things. Typically those things have nothing to do with the military though. It often takes years and years simply to get a design approved by the military and then takes more years to get a functional prototype and it can take a decade or more before a fully functional prototype is in the field and production version rolls off the line. DARPA wanted to find a new military ground vehicle and decided to test a new method to get it.

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DARPA’S Expensive Telescope Tracks Space Debris, Keeps Satellites Safe

DARPA’S Expensive Telescope Tracks Space Debris, Keeps Satellites Safe

DARPA has announced the Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) that was developed in conjunction with MIT and the Air Force. The telescope will be used to give wide angle views of space and view images previously impossible to see. The SST ushers in a new generation of ground-based telescopes and gives the Air Force a better ability to monitor the geosynchronous orbit around the Earth, where room is getting tight with older satellites going out of commission and new satellites constantly being launched.

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DARPA’s Transformer Project Should be Finished by 2015

DARPA’s Transformer Project Should be Finished by 2015

The Transformer project, or TX, from DARPA has been moving forward in its development stages pretty steadily. It wasn't too long ago that we first reported about the project, and at the end of September we told you that DARPA was one step closer to making the Transformer project the real deal. And now it looks like, thanks to some cost reports and design elements, the military may be getting their hands on a flying Humvee sooner than we ever believed.

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Lockheed & DARPA’s Integrated Spotter Scope Gives Snipers a Real Aimbot

Lockheed & DARPA’s Integrated Spotter Scope Gives Snipers a Real Aimbot

As far as technology goes, and the gadgets that we love, the military tends to get the best of the best. Prototypes come and go out of the military on a daily basis, and unfortunately a lot of them don't make it to the battlefield. But, when one looks, and potentially works, as good as this one from Lockheed, it would be a surprise to not find that it gets fully tested and pushed out onto the field in record time. The Integrated Spotter Scope (ISS), is a working model of a scope that automatically adjusts for the elements of nature, as well as the range from the target.

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