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DARPA’s Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) aims to dynamically boosts computing power for real-time battlefield understanding

In military applications, particularly those oriented toward real-time battlefield understanding, synthesis of actionable information from diverse data sources in near real-time becomes an important requirement. In the current art, users with significant computing requirements have typically depended on access to large, highly shared data centers to which they backhaul their …

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DARPA NESD developing high bandwidth implantable neural interfaces for controlling machines with brain and mind control of soldiers

Neural interfaces currently approved for human use squeeze a tremendous amount of information through just 100 channels, with each channel aggregating signals from tens of thousands of neurons at a time. The result is noisy and imprecise.  DARPA announced NESD in January 2016 with aim to develop to  develop an implantable …

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DARPA’s 1000X efficient graph analytics processor enables real-time identification of cyber threats, and vastly improved situational awareness

Today large amounts of data is collected from numerous sources, such as social media, sensor feeds (e.g. cameras), and scientific data. There are over 1 billion websites on the world wide web today and the Annual global IP traffic will reach 3.3 ZB per year by 2021, or 278 exabytes …

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US Navy is developing future multimission guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)), with large power-projection capabilities

The US Navy’s “Littoral Combat Ship” program developed a new generation of affordable surface combatants that could operate in dangerous shallow and near-shore environments, while remaining affordable and capable throughout their lifetimes. LCS was designed for countering Asymmetric and A2/AD threats. However according to experts expressed doubt about its power …

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Militaries exploring Venture Capitalism to fund Research and Development

Chinese firms have become significant investors in American start-ups working on cutting-edge technologies with potential military applications. The start-ups include companies that make rocket engines for spacecraft, sensors for autonomous navy ships, and printers that make flexible screens that could be used in fighter-plane cockpits. Many of the Chinese firms …

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