The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial…

Paperback | November 2, 2010

byMichael Belfiore

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From Smithsonian Books, The Department of Mad Scientists is the first trade book ever on DARPA—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—the maverick and controversial agency whose futuristic work has had amazing military and civilian application, from the Internet to GPS to driverless cars. Michael Belfiore, author of Rocketeers, visited science research sites across the country to provide this unprecedented look at the people who shape our country’s future technology.

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From Smithsonian Books, The Department of Mad Scientists is the first trade book ever on DARPA—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—the maverick and controversial agency whose futuristic work has had amazing military and civilian application, from the Internet to GPS to driverless cars. Michael Belfiore, author of Rocketeers, ...

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America's greatest idea factory isn't Bell Labs, Silicon Valley, or MIT's Media Lab. It's the secretive, Pentagon-led agency known as DARPA. Founded by Eisenhower in response to Sputnik and the Soviet space program, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) mixes military officers with sneaker-wearing scientists, seeking paradi...

The author ofRocketeers, Michael Belfiore has written about spaceflight and advanced technology forPopular Science,Popular Mechanics,New Scientist,Air & Space,Smithsonian,Financial Times, Wired.com, and other media outlets. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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