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

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

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The department of mad scientists : how DARPA is remaking our world, from the internet to artificial limbs
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The department of mad scientists
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how DARPA is remaking our world, from the internet to artificial limbs
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Michael Belfiore
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eng
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  • 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 people-less operating rooms, driverless cars, and planes that can fly halfway around the world in just hours. DARPA gave birth to the Internet, GPS, and mind controlled robotic arms. Its geniuses define future technology for the military and the rest of us. Michael Belfiore was given unprecedented access to write this first ever general account of DARPA. He visited research sites across the country, watching scientists in action, and talking to the creative, fearlessly ambitious visionaries working for and with DARPA. --from publisher description
  • 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 limbs, in a book by the author of Rocketeers
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 people-less operating rooms, driverless cars, and planes that can fly halfway around the world in just hours. DARPA gave birth to the Internet, GPS, and mind controlled robotic arms. Its geniuses define future technology for the military and the rest of us. Michael Belfiore was given unprecedented access to write this first ever general account of DARPA. He visited research sites across the country, watching scientists in action, and talking to the creative, fearlessly ambitious visionaries working for and with DARPA. --from publisher description
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337874
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1969-
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Belfiore, Michael P.
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355.070973
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Science and state
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adult
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DARPA, its influence, and why it matters to you
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The department of mad scientists : how DARPA is remaking our world, from the internet to artificial limbs, Michael Belfiore
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-281) and index
Control code
ocn310399265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 295 p.
Isbn
9780061577932
Lccn
2009018015
System control number
(OCoLC)310399265
Label
The department of mad scientists : how DARPA is remaking our world, from the internet to artificial limbs, Michael Belfiore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-281) and index
Control code
ocn310399265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 295 p.
Isbn
9780061577932
Lccn
2009018015
System control number
(OCoLC)310399265

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