Archive: 01/20/2010

Spacecraft dockings improve car assembly

(PhysOrg.com) -- The next car comes down the conveyor belt ready for the dashboard to be added. Speed and position are controlled as if it were a spacecraft docking automatically with the International Space ...

Jan 20, 2010 3.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

How do free electrons originate?

Scientists at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching and Greifswald and Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany, have discovered a new way in which high-energy radiation in water can release slow electrons. ...

Jan 20, 2010 4.4 / 5 (16) 1 | with audio podcast

Picture-driven computing (w/ Video)

Until the 1980s, using a computer program meant memorizing a lot of commands and typing them in a line at a time, only to get lines of text back. The graphical user interface, or GUI, changed that. By representing ...

Jan 20, 2010 4.6 / 5 (10) 2 | with audio podcast