Archive: 08/12/2011

Dynamic toll for smooth-flowing traffic

Highway traffic can flow more freely thanks to a dynamic toll. Siemens has developed a special algorithm for traffic control systems that adjusts the toll charge to the current traffic situation. In return, ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Engineering
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Flexibility: The key to carbon capture

From power plants that capture their own carbon dioxide emissions to vehicles powered by hydrogen, clean energy applications often demand materials that can selectively adsorb large volumes of harmful gases. ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Materials Science
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Barcodes refocus understanding of ecosystems

You're probably familiar with barcodes, those black and white stripes on most store items that bring about the familiar "beep" when scanned at checkout. They determine whether a scanned item is a gallon of ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Powered by the sun, Stanford ingenuity

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Stanford Solar Car Project officially unveils Xenith, a solar-powered vehicle two years in the making that boasts several industry-leading technological innovations. The team will ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Dawn beams back asteroid science data

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dawn spacecraft has completed a graceful spiral into the first of four planned science orbits during the spacecraft's yearlong visit to Vesta. The spacecraft started taking detailed observations ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Space Exploration
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GRAIL launch less than one month away

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's twin lunar probes – GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B - completed their final inspections and were weighed one final time at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla., on Tuesday. ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Space Exploration
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A cosmic exclamation point

(PhysOrg.com) -- VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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Sewage still plagues Hudson River

People are swimming in the Hudson again, and while clumps of sewage rarely float by anymore, the water is not reliably clean, says a report released this week from the environmental group Riverkeeper. Four ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Environment
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At the forefront of cyber security research

Suzanna Schmeelk works at the forefront of cyber security research. In her role as both Berkeley R&D Engineer and a member of the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), she examines critical ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Engineering
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