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

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (166 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Belfiore Narrator: Michael Belfiore Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Shawn | 2/18/2014

    " The information on the programs DARPA runs (Grand Challenge, SCRAMjet technology) was far more interesting than the information on the agency itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by David | 2/3/2014

    " I didn't read the _whole_ book. I just couldn't believe some of the ideas ever coming to fruition. Things like robot surgeons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Derek | 1/29/2014

    " Great overview on the history of DARPA, it's past contributions and where the agency is heading in the future. Tons of links to research, stories and additional reading at the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Fiona | 1/13/2014

    " I have bought this book twice both times as presents for guys with a tech bent. Overall good book reads like separate magazine length stories in the sections which describe the different projects which was appreciated by the two readers who got this as a gift. I found it a little rah rah america but I suppose that is to be expected given the subject matter. "

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