Archive: 3/05/2011

Space sensor helps produce 'greener' glass

What has making glass in common with space exploration? The special technology to measure oxygen atoms outside space vehicles is now being used in the glass industry to produce super-efficient energy-saving windows.

dateMay 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Two robots to do our dirty work (w/ video)

( -- Today's tale of robots is a double feature. That is right, we are going to look at not one, but two of the bots who are making our lives not only more interesting, but safer. The digital eyes and ears of ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Robotics weblog
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Marine snails get a metabolism boost

Most of us wouldn't consider slow-moving snails to be high-metabolism creatures. But at one point in the distant past, snail metabolism sped up, says a new study of marine snails in the journal Paleobiology.

dateMay 03, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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