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Unfasten Your Seatbelts: The Google Driverless Car is Here!

Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. While the car is certainly cool, just watch the video below about a 95%-blind man running errands. The gee-whiz focus sug...
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Amphibious Tank Prototype Drives On Water

DARPA’s Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program is a wide-ranging effort to pack standard ISO shipping containers with technologies that can assist during humanitarian disasters or aid military in solving other...
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Cheetah Robot Sets New Robotic Land Speed Record

Usain Bolt might have taken home the 100 meters gold medal from the recent London 2012 Olympics, but things could have been different had DARPA’s Cheetah robot been allowed in the field. Living up to DARPA’s original go...
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DARPA Funds Starship to Develop Human Interstellar Flight Capabilities

Voyager 1, which is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere that forms the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space, is set to be the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. It has taken the car-s...
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The LS3 robot funded by DARPA is a faster, quieter version of Boston Dynamics' BigDog robot. (DARPA)

DARPA’s LS3 Robotic Mule, Big Dog, Goes Outside to Play

Here at PopSci, we’ve been fascinated by Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog ever since it was an adorable robotic puppy that couldn’t even open its eyes. Now that the technology is all grown up, repackaged, and rechristened the...
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