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Unmanned Aerial Systems emerging promising alternative for IEDs and Landmine detection and Disruptionr

Several countries suffer from the existence of millions of buried landmines in their territories. These landmines have indefinite life, and may still cause horrific personal injuries and economic dislocation for decades after a war has finished.   Landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other homemade bombs struck 6,461 people worldwide …

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Biomarkers playing vital role from gauging Warfighter Readiness to predicting infection

The term “biomarker”, a portmanteau of “biological marker”, refers to a broad subcategory of medical signs – that is, objective indications of medical state observed from outside the patient – which can be measured accurately and reproducibly. Medical signs stand in contrast to medical symptoms, which are limited to those …

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DARPA’s PULSE developed ultrafast Laser technology to improve range and resolution of next generation military navigation, communication, imaging and radar systems

The ability to observe events on such timescales is important for basic physics — to understand how atoms move within molecules — as well as for engineering semiconductor devices, and for understanding basic biological processes at the molecular level. Today, researchers can easily reach into the realm of femtoseconds — quadrillionths …

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DARPA MBA develops set of Biomarkers predicting Warfighter Readiness and performance in military missions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a program helping the Department of Defense sustain and reinforce U.S. military readiness through the study of warfighter biology. The Measuring Biological Aptitude program seeks to understand biological processes and factors that could affect the performance of specialized military roles, according to DARPA. Service …

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Distributed machine learning is scalable solution for computation requirements of gigantic DNNs, DARPA’s DIAMOND to develop new hardware and algorithms

Machine learning is a set of algorithms which are modeled after the human brain and are designed to take in large amounts of data and recognize patterns. What sets them apart is not just how fast they can analyze data, but the fact that they can actually learn and improve …

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Increasing cyber threats to commercial and military ground vehicles is driving new approaches and research on vehicle cybersecurity

Increasingly, today’s vehicles feature driver assistance technologies, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and vehicle safety communications. In the future, the deployment of driver assistance technologies may result in avoiding crashes altogether, particularly crashes attributed to human drivers’ choices. These vehicles depend on connectivity and technology that runs …

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DARPA’s SI3-CMD to enhance Military Decision Making through artificial intelligence and computational game theory

Military decision-making applications could include strategy development, course of action planning, tactical analyses, intelligence gathering, wargaming and simulation, deception detection, coalition formation and evolution, and others. Such domains typically involve extremely large search spaces (making even a single traversal of a complete decision tree impossible), private information that is never …

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DARPA’s RADICS develops Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems for cyber attacks on power grids

Across the United States, 3200 separate organizations own and operate electrical infrastructure. The widely dispersed nature of the nation’s electrical grid and associated control systems has a number of advantages, including a reduced risk that any single accident or attack could create a widespread failure from which it might take …

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Quantum repeater technology breakthroughs pave the way for Quantum internet—the quantum version of the current Internet

Quantum encryption using single photons is a promising technique for boosting the security of communication systems and data networks, but there are challenges in applying the method over large distances due to transmission losses. Currently Most Quantum Communication links are direct point-to-point links through telecom optical fibers and, ultimately limited to …

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DARPA’s Brandeis program developing tools and techniques to protect the private the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises

Significant technological advances are being made across a range of fields, including information communications technology (ICT); artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in terms of machine learning and robotics; nanotechnology; space technology; biotechnology; and quantum computing. The technologies are mostly dual use, in that they can be used as much to serve …

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