Archive: 08/10/2005

Inter-vehicle communications may save lives

Emerging wireless technologies for vehicle-to-vehicle communication promise to dramatically reduce fatal roadway accidents by providing early warnings to motorists. As well as improving road safety, such technologies will ...

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Our Galaxy may be bigger than we thought

Our Galaxy could be a lot bigger than we thought. That’s the conclusion of team of astronomers that’s found whole new ‘suburbs’ of stars in another galaxy.

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Fastnet yacht runs faster with space technology

Space has come down to Earth for this week's legendary Fastnet regatta. Competitor Marc Thiercelin's 20-metre Pro-Form yacht boasts lighter batteries, more efficient solar cells and advanced energy management systems - all ...

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China Expected To Launch Lunar Probe Satellite In 2007

China is expected to launch its first ever lunar probe satellite in 2007, given that the country's moon exploration project has so far been proceeding smoothly, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation ...

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Biblical pool discovered in Jerusalem

Sewer workers in Jerusalem have reportedly discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam -- an ancient gathering place for Jews and a holy Christian site.

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Blu-ray Disc Association Adds New Copy Protection Features

In a move to protect against illegal copying and large scale piracy while leaving consumers the flexibility to manage and enjoy copies of their legally purchased content, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has adopted the ...

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The Rather Large Spacecraft That Could

Just like that fabled little engine, this tenacious spacecraft just won't give up! But in this case, the "I-think-I-can's" are whistling from the team of mission operations engineers and technicians who continue to work their ...

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to Launch Aug. 11

Today morning's launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been postponed by at least one day. At present, liftoff is scheduled for no earlier than 7:50 a.m. on August 11. ...

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View from the Top: Video telephony

Most people living today do not remember a time before radio, television, and telephones. High school students cannot recall a time before personal computers, and kids entering first grade this September will not remember ...

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