Archive: 11/02/2008

Software gets smart cars talking

New technology allowing a group of vehicles to exchange data automatically with each other and with traffic control centres could pave the way for a more efficient and safer European road network.

dateFeb 11, 2008 in Software
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Jules Verne ATV launch approaching

After the successful launch of ESA’s Columbus laboratory aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on Thursday (7 February), it is now time to focus on the next imminent milestone for ESA: the launch of Jules Verne, the first Automated ...

dateFeb 11, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Why anyone can make a sandcastle

Anyone trying to build sandcastles on the beach will need some degree of skill and imagination, but not an instruction manual. The water content is actually relatively unimportant to the mechanical properties of the sand. ...

dateFeb 11, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Study finds simple recipe for ad success: Just add art

Advertisers looking to add appeal to their products need to look no farther than their nearest art museum, according to a new University of Georgia study that finds that even a fleeting exposure to art makes consumers evaluate ...

dateFeb 11, 2008 in Other
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Purple pigments and obesity

Scientists in Arkansas are reporting new evidence that natural pigments responsible for the beautiful blue/purple/reddish color of certain fruits and vegetables may help prevent obesity. Their animal study, scheduled for ...

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At last a machine with good taste -- for espresso

Can a machine taste coffee? The question has plagued scientists studying the caffeinated beverage for decades. Fortunately, researchers in Switzerland can now answer with a resounding “yes.” The study on their coffee-tasting ...

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