Friday, November 21, 2008

Are you kidding me?!?

Welcome to DARPA, otherwise known as the Defense Agency Researching Projects on Acid. This government funded agency "Commissions advanced research for DoD, and was founded in response to the surprise Sputnik launch in 1958 and fathered the Internet somewhere along the way." These days DARPA sponsors scientific competitions to challenge the coolest nerds around to drive technical innovation so that one day you can wake up and drive your hover car to work like 'Back to the Future 2' promised us. The latest plan is making heads scratch and sending shares for Head & Shoulder soaring to their highest earnings yet. To put it simply, DARPA wants submarines that can fly (or airplanes that can go underwater - either way you look at it), with the end result being able to creep to shore without detection. If the idea ever does take off the ground (pun-tastic) and there exists some commercial need for this futuristic transport, then sign me up baby!


Chris said...

Dallin, thank you for this post; it's cool. Do you have a link for more information on this plane/sub? I blogged a little while ago about some cool lazer technology that the military is working on:

Jane said...

That's a wild looking device there. How can something that body heavy and bent be aerodynamic? But awesome if they get it figured out.

Anonymous said...

So have you found your purpose in engineering then?? I totally see you doing this :)