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  • Pentagon
  • One need hardly specify that the Pentagon office overseeing the Tom'n'Jerryputer push is DARPA, that reassuring rock of madness in an often tediously mundane techno world. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Famous Pentagon mad-scientist bureau DARPA says it would like some miracle software to help hard-pressed US spooks and military intelligence officers trawl through the massive troves of imagery retrieved from gadgetry seized in the ongoing massive campaign of special-forces raids across southwest Asia. (theregister.co.uk)
  • world
  • Previously boffins around the world have managed to create synthetic datastores in DNA and implement Boolean logic in living cells, but Lu believes this is the first time researchers have been able to cram both together within a single cell (or, for you semi-buffs out there, onto the same biological die). (theregister.co.uk)
  • In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , boffins describe a chip consisting of 400 transistors that mimics the ion flows in synapse between two real-world neurons and - they hope - will allow electronic circuits to mimic the "plasticity" that human brains have - the ability to process, store, and adapt to new information. (theregister.co.uk)
  • efforts
  • However, multiple contracts are normal in DARPA efforts of this type. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Space boffins have been stepping up their efforts recently to get humans to Mars with a view to eventually colonizing it, but any plans may have to be scuppered after it was revealed the planet is covered in bacteria which are toxic to humans. (grassyknoll.net)
  • chip
  • In the boffins' experiments, the chip could self-heal in a maximum time of 0.8 seconds with the ASIC running at a clock speed of 50MHz, and when the clock was cranked up to 200MHz, healing scaled cleanly, taking place in a maximum of 0.2 seconds. (theregister.co.uk)
  • The MIT boffins are planning to use their synaptic chip to model specific parts of the brain, such as the visual cortex. (theregister.co.uk)
  • According
  • The dynamic properties of the materials we have found means that a bullet can be repelled with minimum or no damage to the wearer of a bullet proof vest," according to Sydney-based engineering boffins Prof Liangchi Zhang and Dr Kausala Mylvaganam. (theregister.co.uk)
  • frequently
  • The bonkers bad-boy battle boffins of DARPA eat breakfast every day at the Unfeasible Diner, frequently lunch at the Quite Possibly Unnecessary Hotel, occasionally take their aperitifs at the Unforeseen Consequences Saloon - and now and then get thrown out of the Step Too Far Club late at night. (theregister.co.uk)
  • human
  • Top boffins in the States believe that they may be on the track of a way to place living human beings into suspended animation, allowing them to survive long periods effectively frozen before being "reanimated" with no ill effects. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Dr Whittaker is already well-known for leading the team which produced "Boss", the robotic 4X4 which won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge - a competition for cars able to drive in urban environments without assistance from human drivers. (theregister.co.uk)