Federal agencies kick off $132 million effort to create 'human on a chip'

Jul 26, 2012 by

Many medications and treatments, even after years of research, fail in the final phase of review — when they’re actually tested in humans. Despite having performed well in the lab, in mice, and perhaps in closer human analogues like monkeys, drugs occasionally turn out to be ineffective or toxic when used by the humans they’re [...]

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Pentagon eyes ‘human like’ handyman robots: But why?

Apr 06, 2012 by

A US military agency is to announce Grand Challenge for a new generation of humanoid robots to add it to the country’s military arsenal.   Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is turning its attention to legged humanoid robots. According to robotic news portal Hizook, the agency will soon officially announce its new Grand [...]

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The US Air Force wants to monitor, track and analyze everything done on the internet around the globe

Jan 20, 2012 by

Dr. Mark Maybury, the United States Air Force Chief Scientist, is stepping outside of the typical areas in which an Air Force Chief Scientist operates and into the digital realm.   Maybury seeks to develop something he has dubbed “Social Radar” which would monitor information coming from just about every source imaginable: television, all internet [...]

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