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Author Belfiore, Michael P., 1969-

Title The department of mad scientists : how DARPA is remaking our world, from the internet to artificial limbs / Michael Belfiore.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; New York : Harper, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  U394.A75    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-281) and index.
Contents An arm and a leg -- A special-projects agency -- The intergalactic computer network -- The robot will see you now -- Backseat drivers -- Crazy-ass things -- The final frontier -- Power to the people.
Summary Founded by Eisenhower in response to Sputnik and the Soviet space race, DARPA mixes military officers with sneaker-wearing scientists, seeking paradigm-shifting thinking in a wide variety of fields -- from energy, robotics, and rockets, to peopl
Details the efforts of DARPA--the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency--a maverick and controversial agency whose futuristic work has had an amazing military and civilian application, from driverless cars to GPS to mind-controlled robotic l
Subject United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Science and state -- United States.
ISBN 9780061577932