- Rescue Robots Are On The Way
Much cooler than a flaming Optimus Prime, more practical than Big Guy and Rusty The Boy Robot- they're rescue robots, and they're here to help. NIST engineers are organizing the fourth in a series of Response Robot Evaluation Exercises for urban ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2007 - 10:09pm
- Scientists Reinvent The Wheel- Only Smarter
Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are using the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence to develop the world's first thinking car wheel. The 'smart' wheel is being developed under a £200K Department of Trade and Industry-fun ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 10:24pm
- Jane Poynter On Two Years And 20 Minutes Inside Biosphere 2
ScientificBlogging.com Featured Columnist Jane Poynter has written a book, The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2, discussing her experiences inside the legendary long-term science experiment. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 20 2008 - 10:15pm
- Hear That Sound? No, Because It's A SUPERCONDUCTING Turbojet
An all-electric aircraft will be more efficient, produce fewer greenhouse emissions and be quieter but current technology cannot be used because an electric motor using conventional magnets can weigh up to five times as much as conventional jet engine and ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 6:25pm
- Fortran Is 50!!
The programming language Fortran celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, a special issue of Scientific Programming on the role of Fortran is dedicated to Fortran creator John Backus and Ken Kennedy, pioneer of Fortran compiler opt ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 12:47am
- The Ultimate Computer Memory Upgrade- Iron Platinum Nanowires
Just a few years ago, the average computer user’s documents, applications and even photos seemed to rattle around a 120 GB disk drive. Today’s multimedia-intensive user can exhaust that capacity in no time and engineers expect to max out conventional magne ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2007 - 3:31pm
- LaCie Delivers 1TB Secure Biometric Drive
LaCie has announced it has boosted the capacity of its d2 SAFE Hard Drive to 1TB in a compact 2 x 6 x 7in casing. The d2 SAFE hard drive is designed to keep intruders away from private data, and comes equipped with a biometric sensor, 128-bit AES hardware ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 23 2007 - 12:32pm
- Insects To Solve Crimes
Insects make up more than half of the known animal species on our planet and they can be found in all kinds of habitat and feed on all kinds of nutrients. They can even be used in evidence in court cases. So we are talking about forensic entomology. The wo ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2007 - 10:30am
- Investigating Life In Extreme Environments
From the deepest seafloor to the highest mountain, from the hottest region to the cold Antarctic plateau, environments labelled as extreme are numerous on Earth and they present a wide variety of features and characteristics. Investigating life processes i ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2007 - 8:02am
- CMU Researchers Create Photoshop On Steroids- 'Photoswap'
Computer graphics researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed systems for editing or altering photographs using segments of the millions of images available on the Web. Whether adding people or objects to a photo, or filling holes in an edited ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2007 - 1:22pm