The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs by Michael BelfioreThe Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs by Michael Belfiore

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

byMichael Belfiore

Paperback | November 2, 2010

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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.
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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Title:The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062000659

ISBN - 13:9780062000651

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“The privitization of space travel is an essential step toward realizing our cosmic destiny. In his engaging, highly readable ROCKETEERS, Michael Belfiore tells the fascinating story of the entrepreneurs who have already made it happen.”