Tag: DARPA

Red Tape Will Strangle Labor Party’s Proposed DARPA-Lookalike: Defence Industry Expert

The opposition Australian Labor Party’s promise to establish a dedicated military research agency—akin to DARPA in the United States—will simply spawn bureaucratic red tape and struggle to deliver actual results, according to defence industry expert Lincoln Parker. On April 28, shadow ministers from the centre-left Labor party pledged to establish a brand-new agency within the…


Future Soldiers Could Arm Themselves Against Bioweapons with a Common Parasite

In the future military units could rely on parasites to protect them from enemy weapons after the United States government gave two of Australia’s leading researchers almost $US2.5 million ($A3.4 million) to research the potential of worms and other parasitic organisms to help combat chemical and biological weapons. Prof. Alex Loukas and Dr. Paul Giacomin…


Britain to Launch ‘High Risk, High Reward’ Science Agency

The UK is to launch a new “high risk, high reward” agency to quickly identify cutting-edge science and technology research, it was revealed on Friday. The Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) will allow world-leading scientists the freedom to find and back “ground-breaking discoveries that could transform people’s lives for the better,” the government said…