Archive: 11/26/2013

Ensuring cow diversity

Plant breeders hunting for genes to combat new diseases or adapt to changes in climate can plumb the vast diversity of crops and their wild relatives using envelopes of seed banked in cold storage, but cattle breeders are ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Other
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The humanitarian case against killer robots

Noel Sharkey, the chairman of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, argued his case against killer robots last Friday at Northeastern University, saying that autonomous machines should not be allowed to make ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Robotics
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Cadillac Elmiraj sculpted with 3D scanning

Structured-light 3-D scanning, an advanced measuring technology often used for fine art restoration and reproduction, helped create a "work of art" in the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car – appearing at the ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Engineering
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X-ray tests: Night at the collider

When night falls over Geneva and technicians, engineers and physicists finish their work in the Large Hadron Collider tunnel to go home, Gunter Kniesche and his colleagues take the helm. They are non-destructive ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in General Physics
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Low-cost sensors gather air pollution data

(Phys.org) —Epidemiologists' understanding of the relationship between exposure to airborne pollutants and a range of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and asthma, has grown increasingly ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Environment
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