The Department of Mad Scientists

The Department of Mad Scientists

How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, From the Internet to Artificial Limbs

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; New York : Harper, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061577932
Branch Call Number: 355.0709 BEL
Characteristics: xxiii, 295 p. ; 24 cm.


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