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25 Outrageous DARPA Innovations

From Helicopter-Humvee Hybrids to Cyborg Insects

— October 24, 2010 — Tech
If you're a fan of crazy military technology, then you will be right at home with these outrageous DARPA innovations. The folks over at DARPA have an almost limitless imagination and substantial bank account, leading to some truly incredible inventions.

Self-aiming sniper rifles and super exoskeletons are just two of the many projects you'll see in these outrageous DARPA innovations.

Implications - Personally, I find a lot of these DARPA innovations to be incredibly interesting and powerful, but the fact that they are military weapons certainly takes away some of the cool points I associate with many of these items. These massive killing machines are cool stylistically but are major elements of destruction. Proceed with caution.
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Algorithm Fashion
Algorithm Fashion
The DARPA Hoodie is Made With No Wasted Materials
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Driverless Cars
Driverless Cars
Autonomous Need For Speed at Robotic Grand Prix
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Chemical Butterfly Technology
Chemical Butterfly Technology
GE Awarded Grant to Develop Bio-Inspired Nanostructured Sensors
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X-Prize Innovations
X-Prize Innovations
SSI Racing Offers 10 yr Guaranteed Battery & Custom Cars
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Fast Reflex Robots
Fast Reflex Robots
Big Dog
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Shape-Shifting Blob Bots
Shape-Shifting Blob Bots
Chemical Robot Prototypes to Enter Inaccessible Spaces
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Cosmic Water Fights
Cosmic Water Fights
Ballistic Orbital Removal System Clears Space Debris With Fireman Approach
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Brain-Healing Light Beams
Brain-Healing Light Beams
DARPA Brain Implants Could Use Light to Treat Tramautic Brain Injuries
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Infinitely Aloft Aircraft
Infinitely Aloft Aircraft
The Boeing SolarEagle UAV Aims to Stay in the Air for Five Years
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WiFi Robots Extend Wireless Networks in Battlefields
WiFi Robots Extend Wireless Networks in Battlefields
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Claytronics Programmable Matter
Claytronics Programmable Matter
Synthetic Reality Concept
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Robot Drivers by 2010
Robot Drivers by 2010
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Experimental Scramjet Reaches Mach 10
Experimental Scramjet Reaches Mach 10
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Remote Controlled Sharks
Remote Controlled Sharks
New ‘Stealth Spies' Act as Underwater Surveillance Vehicles
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Self-Aiming Sniper Rifles
Self-Aiming Sniper Rifles
DARPA and Lockheed Martin Team Up to Create a Deadlier Rifle
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Robo-Spy Birds
Robo-Spy Birds
The Pentagon Develops the Revolutionary Hummingbot
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Helicopter-Humvee Hybrids
Helicopter-Humvee Hybrids
The Transformer TX Project Seeks to Create a Militarized Flying Car
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Cyborg Insects
Cyborg Insects
UC Berkeley Houses Remote Controlled Live Beetles (UPDATE)
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Solar Powered Spy Blimps
Solar Powered Spy Blimps
ISIS Military Recon Platform Watches More Than Football
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Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton: Giving Soldiers a Boost
Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton: Giving Soldiers a Boost
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DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
Dean Christ's Controversial Collection Casts Eye On Warfare
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Pentagon Wants To Pimp Soldiers Eyes
Pentagon Wants To Pimp Soldiers Eyes
'Videogame' Style Contact Lenses
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TidalForce M-750 Electric Bicycle
TidalForce M-750 Electric Bicycle
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Military Aircars
Military Aircars
AVX Aircraft is Reveals Sketches of a Proposed Flying Car
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Super Exoskeletons
Super Exoskeletons
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