Archive: 07/8/2011

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative

Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN has today issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.

Jul 08, 2011
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A mobile guide for buses and trains

If people had access to a fully-fledged system to help them navigate public transport, it could persuade many drivers to switch to their local trains, buses and trams. Researchers are busy developing an application ...

Jul 08, 2011
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Robotics: Safety without protective barriers

The modern working world is no longer conceivable without robots. They assist humans in manufacturing, laboratories or medicine. In the future, a new projection and camera-based system will prevent collisions ...

Jul 08, 2011
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Shuttle Atlantis to launch with yeast

When NASA's final space shuttle mission launches today it will carry four astronauts and some unusual passengers – yeast cell growth experiments developed by Canadian researchers at the University of Toronto's Donnelly ...

Jul 08, 2011
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Vikings in English grave had filed teeth

(PhysOrg.com) -- In what is believed to be a gravesite filled with thousand year old Viking bodies along with separated heads, in southern Britain, a new artifact has been discovered; one of the slain Vikings ...

Jul 08, 2011 report
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Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks

(AP) -- Visa said Friday it has closed a donation channel to WikiLeaks after a payment processor briefly accepted money transfers to the anti-secrecy site.

Jul 08, 2011
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We'll miss you, you adorable Martian rovers

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA made its final attempt to uplink a command to the Spirit rover May 25. That afternoon, a group of us who work with the rovers at Cornell gathered at a bar to mourn. We drank sangria outside, ...

Jul 08, 2011
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