Archive: 03/28/2008

Can a laser scanner drive a car?

A car that navigates city streets without a driver – steered only by a computer? That might seem impossible to many. But researchers from Fraunhofer and the FU Berlin are presenting such an automated vehicle at this year’s ...

dateMar 28, 2008 in Engineering
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New drug may help rescue the aging brain

As people age, their brains pay the price — inflammation goes up, levels of certain neurotransmitters go down, and the result is a plethora of ailments ranging from memory impairment and depression to Alzheimer’s ...

dateMar 28, 2008 in Medical research
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Old Solar Cycle Returns

Solar Cycle 23, how can we miss you if you won't go away? Barely three months after forecasters announced the beginning of new Solar Cycle 24, old Solar Cycle 23 has returned. Actually, it never left. Read ...

dateMar 28, 2008 in Space Exploration
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MIT tests unique approach to fusion power

An MIT and Columbia University team has successfully tested a novel reactor that could chart a new path toward nuclear fusion, which could become a safe, reliable and nearly limitless source of energy.

dateMar 28, 2008 in General Physics
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