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Revealed: Some of DARPA’s most amazing inventions

The highly secretive Pentagon agency that develops advanced weapons is cracking open the door just a bit. DARPA is opening a museum exhibit highlighting its decades of achievement—small things like, oh, the first global weather reporting satellites; the precursor to GPS; the first computer mouse; the M16 rifle; the Internet; TCP/IP technology; head-mounted displays; the Atlas … Continue reading “Revealed: Some of DARPA’s most amazing inventions”

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The highly secretive Pentagon agency that develops advanced weapons is cracking open the door just a bit. DARPA is opening a museum exhibit highlighting its decades of achievement—small things like, oh, the first global weather reporting satellites; the precursor to GPS; the first computer mouse; the M16 rifle; the Internet; TCP/IP technology; head-mounted displays; the Atlas robot; and many more. The exhibit opens May 5 at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, and runs through September 5.

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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