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The million dollar challenge

Author: Nick PanagopulosDavid GibbsMichael OlmertScott HolstBrainbox Productions.All authors
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Television Networks ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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"It was one of the most unusual government agencies ever chartered. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was a response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik. Charged with developing new defense technologies, DARPA had a major role in breakthroughs as diverse as the internet, unmanned probe aircraft, the M-16 rifle and the stealth bomber. The million dollar challenge traces DARPA's 45-year history and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Panagopulos; David Gibbs; Michael Olmert; Scott Holst; Brainbox Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 1422986284 9781422986288
OCLC Number: 657895552
Performer(s): Narrated by Scott Holst.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the History Channel in 2004.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced by Brainbox Productions, Inc. for History Television Network Productions ; producers, Nick Panagopulos, Dave Gibbs ; writer, Michael Olmert.

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"It was one of the most unusual government agencies ever chartered. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was a response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik. Charged with developing new defense technologies, DARPA had a major role in breakthroughs as diverse as the internet, unmanned probe aircraft, the M-16 rifle and the stealth bomber. The million dollar challenge traces DARPA's 45-year history and highlights five of the agency's most exciting projects, including the Grand Challenge, which offered a million dollar prize for breakthroughs in robotics. Follow the progress of the Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team, which attempted to win the prize, and watch as the robots of the Challenge tackle a 150-mile course across the Mojave desert"--History Channel website.

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