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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Group Joins OrthoCare Innovations

...continue to serve as Principal Investigator on the darpa program in his capacity with OrthoCare, and will m...f Electrical and Computer Engineering. In his darpa role, leading what is arguably the largest and mos...om Duke University , has played a key role in the darpa Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Program. His curr...

California Woman Receives Most Advanced, Non-Invasive Upper Extremity Prosthetic Solution: Bionic i-LIMB Hand and Innovative Interface System Increase Amputee's Functionality and Confidence

...r stability, comfort, feedback and efficiency of movement, and is the interface foundation for DEKA Research's "Luke Arm Project," funded by darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The Alley interface system is set to undergo clinical trials in concert with the Luke Arm and will establ...

No More Needles? Georgetown University Teams with Gentag and SAIC to Develop New Glucose Sensor Technology with Wireless Connection to Cell Phones

...e skin patch technology to monitor the status of soldiers in a battlefield. The SAIC and Georgetown glucose sensor technology has been developed for darpa and can be combined with Gentag's cell phone RFID-sensor reader platform technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Gentag, Georgetown and SAIC h...

Brain region that can be stimulated to reduce the cognitive deficits of sleep deprivation identified

...anby, M.D., senior author of the study and co-principal investigator of the darpa grant funding this research. Dr. Lisanby is associate professor of clinical...mbia University Medical Center. Dr. Stern was principal investigator of the darpa grant. Findings were published online on Jan. 17, 2008 in Cerebral Corte...

Feds fund study of drug that may prevent radiation injury

...es of ionizing radiation when they were given first-generation NTH drugs prior to exposure. "Our preliminary results are remarkable, and that's why darpa awarded us this grant with a very compressed timeline for delivery: nine months, which is almost unheard of for an academic study of this type," Tour ...

Physicists Unite To Develop Anthrax Detection Method

...a number of very skeptical scientists (including some of our own at Princeton) that his theory and experimental approach are correct and has convinced darpa to provide several millions in funding to do experiments,” Suckewer notes. “He found several excellent scientists to conduct experiments and was a key...
DARPA in Biological News

Evolved Machines Selected as a Prime Contractor for DARPA Program to Engineer an Artificial Olfaction System

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolved Machines, Inc. has been selected as a prime contractor under a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to engineer an artificial olfaction system incorporating "brain-like" neural pattern recognition. The $5.1 million dol...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... Held at a former air force base in Victorville, Calif. in late 2007, the darpa Urban Challenge offered a $3.5 million purse to competitors who could desig...ms if the drivers are coming too close to the shoulder of the road. For the darpa challenge, they developed a more sophisticated package of sensors that incl...

CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study

...ts of the research. This joint research model was established in 2006, when darpa funded the first phase of the tissue regeneration program. In that initial...PI's Department of Biology and Biotechnology. The long-range goal of the darpa program is to find ways to harness the body's natural regenerative abilitie...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

...RPA), sponsors revolutionary high-risk, high-payoff research that bridges the gap between fundamental discoveries and their military and civilian use. darpa Program Manager Mitchell Zakin, Ph.D., said: "This undertaking represents the ultimate convergence of materials science, mechanics and orthopedics. I ...

NIH EUREKA award funds research at WPI aimed at turning adult skin cells into stem-like cells

...unded project. She also oversaw the work funded by darpa as president of the Worcester biomedical company C...an agreement with WPI to pursue its portion of the darpa work jointly with researchers at the university. The goal of the first phase of the darpa project was to induce the formation of blastema-li...

Wearable Sensors Conceived at Harvard Robotics Lab Measure Hand Forces

...tion of user interaction with tools, sports equipment, new product designs, or medical applications. "The FingerTPS concept was originally funded by darpa research grants to capture the forces of a skilled surgeon for developing virtual surgical simulation systems. After a decade of numerous iterations, ...

Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots'

...r confined or complex spaces; follow cables, ropes or wires; and climb trees or other branched structures. According to Dr. Mitchell Zakin, Ph.D., darpa program manager for the ChemBots program, "DARPA's ChemBots program represents the convergence of soft materials chemistry and robotics. It is an ent...

Science and technology take center stage this election year

... to middle school, high school and college students as well as to the general public. The event this year will feature the Carnegie Mellon University darpa Urban Challenge winning robotic car. 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Meet the Scientists in Franklin Theater This lively discussion and Q & A is geared toward...

Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex

... that capability." The research is part of the Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. darpa said in a news release that it wants to "revolutionize prosthetic devices for amputee soldiers. Over the next four years, researchers will create a me...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

... that capability." The research is part of the Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. darpa said in a news release that it wants to "revolutionize prosthetic devices for amputee soldiers. Over the next four years, researchers will create a me...
DARPA in Biological Technology

Alfalight Gets $3.8M From DARPA - Funding has increased to $8.5 Million

MADISON, Wis. . The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has awarded Alfalight a $3.9 million grant for Research and Development under the DARPA Super High Efficiency Diode Source (SHEDS) program. There are options that could increase the funding to a total award of $5.3 million. ...

Oshkosh Truck Teams with OSU to Compete in DARPA Million Dollar Tech Derby

OSHKOSH, Wis.- Kids dream of competing together to race the fastest cars they can build and win the grand prize. For a group of 20 engineers, scientists and technicians from Ohio State University (OSU) and Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Truck , the goal is to win the $1 million dollar grand prize awarde...

Oshkosh's robotic truck qualifies for DARPA challenge

Oshkosh, Wis . -- Oshkosh Truck Corp . and partners Rockwell Collins and the University of Parma, Italy, announced that their robotic truck, TerraMax, qualified late Wednesday to compete in the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge, a 150-mile race of unmanned vehicles across the Mojave Desert on Sa...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - VA Research to Restore Veterans' Abilities

...combat in Vietnam, says he was "brought to tears" recently when the DEKA arm allowed him to smoothly bring a water bottle to his mouth and drink. darpa has undertaken the monumental task of fulfilling our pact to our Soldiers by embarking on an effort to provide fully integrated limb replacements that...

Physicists discover important step for making light crystals

...ical lattices, and has pointed out the amount of cooling needed to meet the darpa challenge. The new method cools the atoms in an optical lattice by liter... Ho has already shared the cooling method with the three teams in recent darpa Meetings. The teams are led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, R...

ICx Awarded Department of Defense Contract for AirSentinel Monitors

... biological agents is essential to protecting people from dangerous threats," said Colin Cumming, president of ICx Detection. "By working closely with darpa and DTRA, we have developed a ground-breaking bio-threat detection technology that is both affordable and effective for critical infrastructure protec...

World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego

...nt (ECE) at UCSD. Rebeiz presented the new chip at darpa TEAM Meeting, August 28-29, 2007 in Chicago, Illin...ic journal later this year. This chip the UCSD darpa Smart Q-Band 4x4 Array Transmitter is strictly a ...er-wave military sensor and communication systems, darpa officials wrote in a statement. ...

Industry Veterans take a look back from 2025: Bio-Technology, and Bio-Informatics are the focus

...net. They looked at you as crazy, when you told them money will move over the Internet." Mitch Kapor added, "10 years ago very few people new about darpa (the defense agency that created the internet) or even know that the Internet was just over the horizon."...

Six Spam Fighters Face Off in Madison

...d transcoding. UW-System and other Wisconsin-based evaluations are part of testing program that has also included Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with darpa (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), content management with USA Today publisher Gannett Company, mobile management with SBC Communication...

Alfalights New Laser Bars

... Madison, Wis. - With the help of additional funding recently received from darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Alfalight's line of high-power...rs isare ready for the market. The company recently received a $3.9 million darpa grant that enabled it to further develop its technology and increase the e...
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