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 ...

dateSep 05, 2008 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateSep 05, 2008 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

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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 ...

dateSep 05, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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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 ...

dateSep 05, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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