US military funds 'Mission: Impossible' vanishing devices

The doorway of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Will VAPR tech be displayed here one day? (Credit: Tony Fischer/Flickr) VAPR. It sounds like a nefarious spy agency bent on world domination, doesn't it? Instead, VAPR stands for Vanishing Programmable Resources, and it's a new program created by DARPA -- the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- to develop tech that self-destructs either on demand or at a pre-scheduled time. That's not to say it isn't involved in the world of espionage. That's exactly its point. According to DARPA: Sophisticated electronics can be made at low cost and are increasingly pervasive throughout the battlefield. Large numbers can be widely proliferated and used for applications such as distributed remote sensing and communications. However, it is nearly impossible to track and recover every device resulting in unintended accumulation in the environment and potential unauthorized use and compromise of intellectual property and technological advantage. That

US military funds 'Mission: Impossible' vanishing devices

The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield, like the tape recorder that goes up in smoke in the "Mission: Impossible" television ...

Sat 8 Feb 14 from Phys.org

This chip will self-destruct in ten seconds

DARPA's VAPR program sends funds to IBM for creating a self-destructing processor.

Fri 7 Feb 14 from Dvice

IBM signs contract with DARPA to develop self-destructing chips

“This message will self-destruct in five, four, three…” You’ve no doubt seen a scenario like this in spy movies or even cartoon shows but thanks to a recent contract ...

Fri 7 Feb 14 from Techspot

US military funds 'vanishing' tech

The US military is funding a project to develop electronics that can self-destruct like the secret messages in the Mission Impossible TV show.

Fri 7 Feb 14 from BBC Technology

DARPA asks IBM to build a processor that can self-destruct

DARPA is looking for a little help from IBM. The task: to create a whole new kind of vaporware — as in hardware that can vaporize itself. The U.S. Military uses all kinds […]

Thu 6 Feb 14 from Geek.com

This story will self-destruct in five seconds: DARPA begins work on self-destructing electronics

DARPA, the United States' military research agency, has announced its intention to fund and develop technology that self-destructs. For example, DARPA would like a high-resolution camera sensor ...

Thu 6 Feb 14 from Extremetech

DARPA taps IBM to help create self-destructing gizmos for the battlefield

When you look at DARPA's newest project, it almost feels like the agency's recent breakthroughs have left it a little drained, creatively. The government's research wing has announced that ...

Wed 5 Feb 14 from Engadget

DARPA funds IBM development of chip that will self-destruct

To ensure enemies can't capture tech, DARPA wants chip that turns to dust.    

Wed 5 Feb 14 from Arstechnica

DARPA Taps IBM To Develop Self Destructing Chips

This might seem like something out of Mission Impossible, but DARPA seems to be committed to bringing this concept into life. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $3.5 ...

Wed 5 Feb 14 from Ubergizmo

DARPA: 'Vanishing' spy tech will self-destruct in 3,2,1...

The doorway of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Will VAPR tech be displayed here one day? (Credit: Tony Fischer/Flickr) VAPR. It sounds like a nefarious spy agency bent on ...

Tue 11 Feb 14 from CNET Crave

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