Archive: 09/5/2008

Driving the future of in-vehicle ICT

(PhysOrg.com) -- Information and communications systems in road vehicles are progressing steadily, but the research community behind these developments remains fragmented. Now a European initiative has linked key knowledge ...

Sep 05, 2008
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Robot Scout: Fly Me (Safely) to the Moon

The first attempt to land humans on the moon -- Apollo 11 -- was a triumph that almost ended in disaster. At just 400 feet from the lunar surface, with only about a minute's worth of fuel remaining, astronauts ...

Sep 05, 2008
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Updated guidelines for stem cell research released

The National Academies today released amended guidelines for research involving human embryonic stem cells, revising those that were issued in 2005 and updated in 2007. The Academies originally produced the guidelines to ...

Sep 05, 2008
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Physicists investigate how time moves forward

As humans, we have a very intuitive concept of time, and of the differences between the past, present, and future. But, as scientists Edward Feng of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gavin Crooks of the Lawrence ...

Sep 05, 2008 feature
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Disruption-free videos

Standardized video coding techniques still have their snags -- digitally transmitted images are not always disruption-free. An extension of the H.264/AVC coding format allows to protect the most important data packets to ...

Sep 05, 2008
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Envisat Images Hurricane Gustav

The development and path of Hurricane Gustav is shown via a sequence of satellite images acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 25 August, 28 August, 30 August and ...

Sep 05, 2008
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