Archive: 02/22/2006

Robots used to keep Japan's children safe

Getting children safely to and from school is seemingly no easy feat these days, and some local governments in Japan are prepared to make full use of available technology to ensure that students are kept safely out of harm's ...

Feb 22, 2006 4.5 / 5 (11) 0

Uneven surfaces conserve fuel

Tiny regular bumps on a surface, such as the wing of an airplane, can substantially reduce total air resistance, and thereby the consumption of fuel. Wind tunnel tests at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, ...

Feb 22, 2006 4.5 / 5 (34) 0

Hubble Confirms Two New Moons of Pluto

Anxiously awaited follow-up observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of two new moons around the distant planet Pluto. The moons were first discovered by Hubble in May 2005, ...

Feb 22, 2006 4.7 / 5 (25) 0

Quantum computer solves problem, without running

By combining quantum computation and quantum interrogation, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found an exotic way of determining an answer to an algorithm – without ever running ...

Feb 22, 2006 4.4 / 5 (395) 0