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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Apr 1, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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If you know about the history of the Internet, you know that -- while Al Gore might be most famous for supposedly inventing it -- it is the Department of Defense that can probably lay claim in earnest. The Advanced Research Projects Agency began building the networks that would become the Internet in the 1960s. And today the current form of that organization, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is launching an office that will focus on biological technology -- making synthetic tissues, quickly developing vaccines and connecting the brains of wounded soldiers to new prosthesis.

Segments From this episode

DARPA looks to biotechnology for next innovations

Mar 31, 2014
An interview on how DARPA is adapting to a changing tech landscape

Shop and charge: stores offer cellphone charging

Mar 31, 2014
Brick-and-mortar shops are providing free cellphone charging

If you know about the history of the Internet, you know that — while Al Gore might be most famous for supposedly inventing it — it is the Department of Defense that can probably lay claim in earnest. The Advanced Research Projects Agency began building the networks that would become the Internet in the 1960s. And today the current form of that organization, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is launching an office that will focus on biological technology — making synthetic tissues, quickly developing vaccines and connecting the brains of wounded soldiers to new prosthesis.

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