Archive: 12/21/2011

A bicycle built for you

Recent graduates of the UA McGuire Entrepreneurship Program have launched Velocis, a company that promotes environmental sustainability and healthful living through use of custom-designed electric bicycles.

dateDec 21, 2011 in Engineering
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Would cellphone ban dial back 'distracted driving'?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) — an independent federal agency responsible for investigating transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety — called for a complete ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Other
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How to break Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law is a useful scapegoat for human error: "If something can go wrong, it will." But, a new study by researchers in Canada hopes to put paid to this unscientific excuse for errors by showing that the introduction ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Other
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Linear sequences for seed plants

Scientists have been working out the best way to arrange plant specimens in herbaria and other collections so that their order best reflects evolutionary relationships.

dateDec 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Domestic robots: Harmony on the homefront?

Are robots welcome in our homes? A qualitative study done at EPFL has revealed some interesting possibilities. Only one out of three households thinks automatic vacuum cleaners are worth the investment. The ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Robotics
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