Archive: 10/05/2011

Israel celebrates after chemistry Nobel win

Israel's Nobel chemistry laureate Dan Shechtman on Wednesday said his prize for the discovery of quasicrystals should be a cause for celebration for scientists across the world. ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Other
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Google Earth eclipses one billion downloads

Google Earth software has been downloaded more than one billion times, and that stellar achievement was marked Wednesday with a website showcasing ways the interactive replica of the planet is used.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Internet
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Secure updates for navigation systems and company

At the push of a button by the driver, control units download the car manufacturer's new software -- such as enhanced map material for the navigation system. To ensure that this data channel is protected from hacker attack, ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Engineering
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Draconid meteor outburst

On October 8th Earth is going to plow through a stream of dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and the result could be an outburst of Draconid meteors.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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A living factory

The time it takes for new products to come to market is getting ever shorter. As a consequence, goods are being produced using manufacturing facilities and IT systems that were designed with completely different ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Engineering
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Software to prevent abuse at the click of a mouse

Teaming up with investigators from the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Berlin, Fraunhofer researchers have come up with an automated assistance system for image and video evaluation that can detect ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Software
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