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Pininfarina Unveils Sintesi Concept Car Featuring Nuvera's Quadrivium Drive At Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA, March 4 /PRNewswire/-- Pininfarina unveiled its innovative concept car, the Sintesi, featuring Nuvera's Quadrivium(TM) drive, at the Geneva Motor Show today in Geneva, Switzerland. The Sintesi is powered by Nuvera's Quadrivium drive, whi ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Mar 16 2008 - 10:51am

'Virtual Human' Tests HIV Drugs

Tests on a ‘virtual physiological human’ (VPH) have simulated how well an HIV drug blocks a key protein in the lethal virus, say scientists in the UK. The method could pave the way to personalized drug treatments, such as for HIV patients developing resist ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2008 - 2:17pm

T5000: Space Science Technology Goes After Criminals, Sees Through Clothes

An interesting security imaging technology that can 'see' explosives, liquids, narcotics, weapons, plastics and ceramics hidden under clothing from 25 meters away is due to be unveiled at the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) Exh ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2008 - 6:32pm

Our Ridiculous Headline For Today: "Smoking Ban Encourages Millions To Quit"

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/-- A quarter (23 per cent) of all smokers have cut down since the introduction of smoke-free legislation and millions more plan to quit altogether, new research suggests. The study shows almost one in five smokers plans to sto ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Mar 10 2008 - 11:21pm

Wireless Networks That Build Themselves

Modern day logic and embedded systems are all around us. They are so ubiquitous and their design so efficient, say researchers at the RUNES (Reconfigurable Ubiquitous Networked Embedded Systems) project in Europe, that these miniature self-contained comput ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2008 - 3:32am

Symbrion- Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms Project Seeks Self-Building Swarms

The aim of the ‘Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms’ project, or ‘Symbrion’, is to understand the principles that govern how robots can form themselves into a single artificial organism. The technique enables them to interact collectively with the physi ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2008 - 6:05pm

Terahertz Wave Breakthrough: Video Signal Transmitted 22 Meters

As much as people love wireless technology, current systems such as WLAN or Bluetooth have their limits: They transmit the data with clock rates in the gigahertz range at most, a billion vibrations per second. In order to increase the quantity of transmitt ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2008 - 9:35pm

Microchip Microfan No Larger Than A Dime

A silent, ultra-thin, low-power and low maintenance cooling system for laptop computers and other electronic devices has been developed based on silent air purifier techniques. The compact, solid-state fan is the most powerful and energy efficient fan of i ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2008 - 10:50am

Biologically Inspired Artificial Neural Networks Could Mean Robot Puppies

AI or ANN? Designers of artificial cognitive systems have tended to adopt one of two approaches to building robots that can think for themselves: classical rule-based artificial intelligence or artificial neural networks. Both have advantages and disadvant ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2008 - 8:25pm

Smart Clothes Plus- This One Can Even Monitor Body Fluids

Garments that can measure a wearer's body temperature or trace their heart activity are on the market but the European project BIOTEX has taken it a step further- they have developed miniaturised biosensors in a textile patch that can analyze body flu ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2008 - 1:50pm