Archive: 04/12/2011

Novel in-motion train weighing system

Weighing loads exceeding 20 tons - such as trucks or trains - while in motion is no mean feat. French engineers from the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan have developed a novel weighing technology using ...

Apr 12, 2011
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Google doodle pays tribute to Gagarin mission

Google paid tribute to Russia's Yuri Gagarin on Tuesday, replacing the logo on its homepage with an image of the first man in space and a rocket that a visitor can launch with a cursor.

Apr 12, 2011
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Wii key to helping kids balance

By cleverly linking five Wii Balance Boards, a team of Rice University undergraduates has combined the appeal of a video game with the utility of a computerized motion-tracking system that can enhance the ...

Apr 12, 2011
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Greenhouse gases from forest soils

Reactive nitrogen compounds from agriculture, transport, and industry lead to increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests in Europe. Nitrous oxide emission from forest soils is at least twice ...

Apr 12, 2011
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