Archive: 17/05/2011

What makes leaves sprout in the spring?

If you’re in the lower latitudes of Canada right now, take a look outside.  Most trees are in the process of sprouting their 2011 crop of leaves.  Only a few weeks ago, they appeared barren – now there ...

dateMay 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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3D scans make Chinese helmets fit properly

Asian users experience poor fit in products used on the head, like helmets. The reason is that designers only use data from Western heads. To solve this problem, product designer and researcher Roger Ball set up the award ...

dateMay 17, 2011 in Other
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The search serpent: The next wave in robotics

How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.

dateMay 17, 2011 in Robotics
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Google launches $3 billion debt offering

Google Inc. added to its cash hoard Monday by issuing $3 billion in corporate debt at low interest rates. It's the first time Google has tapped the corporate bond market for money.

dateMay 17, 2011 in Business
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