- World's First Hydrogen Powered Race Car Debuts
Engineers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed the first hydrogen-powered racing car which they will race this weekend. A £5,000 grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry has made it possible for John Goddard and James Waters, two PhD students ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 14 2007 - 9:40am
- RunBot- Mountaineering Robot
Our bodies, and the biological brilliance built in, are able to move with elegance and efficiency using a combination of appropriate biomechanics, neuronal control, and adaptivity. Simulating that with technology has so far eluded technological advances be ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2007 - 4:46pm
- Bach Over Broadband
A singing computer scientist wants to use cutting-edge technology to create Europe's first successful Internet choir. Dr Barry Cheetham, a senior lecturer in The School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, is seeking to combine his aca ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2007 - 1:32pm
- Scientists Solve Checkers- Good Luck Beating This Program
Game over. Computer scientists at the University of Alberta have solved checkers, the popular board game with a history that dates back to 3,000 B.C. After 18-and-a-half years and sifting through 500 billion billion (a five followed by 20 zeroes) checkers ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2007 - 4:03pm
- NASA Robots Practice Moon Survey In The Arctic Circle
Two NASA robots are surveying a rocky, isolated polar desert within a crater in the Arctic Circle. The study will help scientists learn how robots could evaluate potential outposts on the moon or Mars. The robots, K10 Black and K10 Red, carry 3-D laser sca ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2007 - 10:44pm
- Rotary Engines Could Be The Next Big Thing In Aviation
Rotary engines were developed by Wankel of Germany in the 1930s. They never really gained acceptance in the mass market, aside from Mazda in its RX-7 and later models. But a project team says they can take the Mazda rotary engine block and build an aero en ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2007 - 2:23pm
- Big Antennas Need Big Transportation- Watching A Space Observatory Come Together
The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) Project is a giant, international observatory currently in construction on the high-altitude Chajnantor site in Chile, and composed initially of 66 high-precision telescopes, operating at wavelengths ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2007 - 5:03pm
- URxD Face Recognition Software Is 3-D Security
Taking a radically new approach to security and identity protection, University of Houston professors developed the URxD face recognition software that uses a three-dimensional snapshot of a person’s face to create a unique identifier, a biometric. Shown i ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2007 - 4:09pm
- Because You Demanded It- Computer Generated Beer
Special effects in movies have always had a problem: water drops are a consistent size. The one thing that always tips a viewer off in old movies are water drops that look huge next to scaled models. It hasn't improved much in the last 50 years. Water ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2015 - 5:48pm
- Titanium-Dioxide Nanowire "Paper" One Step Closer To Commercialization
A two-dimensional “paper” made out of titanium-dioxide – also known as TiO2, titania and titanium white – nanowires has been developed. The nanowires have a diameter of 60 nanometers (a nanometer equals one billionth of meter) and are 30 to 40 millimeters ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2007 - 8:35pm