ATV Edoardo Amaldi set for liftoff
ESAs third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi, is ready for launch to the International Space Station. ESAs formal Launch Readiness Review on Monday revealed no problems with the vessel. ...
Comcast enters smart thermostat game
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Rio Tinto plans world-first driverless rail network
Miner Rio Tinto will use driverless trains to deliver its iron ore to ports in Western Australia in what it said Monday will be the world's first automated, long-distance, heavy-haul rail network.
ESA's Fifth ATV named after Georges Lemaitre
ESAs Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are an essential contribution by Europe to running the International Space Station. Naming the fifth after Belgian scientist Georges Lemaître continues the ...
Twitter unveils self-service advertising system
(AP) -- Buying ads on Twitter is about to get easier for small businesses as the online messaging service adds a key piece to its moneymaking model.
Europe's ATV space ferry set for launch to Space Station
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fuel, water, oxygen, air and most of the dry cargo have been loaded into ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi, as the 9 March liftoff approaches.
MIT faculty see promise in American manufacturing
Not long ago, MIT political scientist Suzanne Berger was visiting a factory in western Massachusetts, a place that produces the plastic jugs you find in grocery stores. As she saw on the factory floor, the ...
Scientific plagiarism: A growing problem in an era of shrinking research funding
As scientific researchers become evermore competitive for scarce funding, scientific journals are increasing efforts to identify submissions that plagiarize the work of others. Still, it may take years to identify and retract ...
Europe's Vega rocket launch set for early February
The maiden voyage of Europe's Vega rocket, designed to launch small payloads of about 1.5 tonnes into low-Earth orbit, is set for February 9, the head of the European Space Agency said Monday.
New research to help safer emergency aircraft landings
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) aviation researchers are developing an information system to help Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) make safer emergency landings and better enable their wider commercial use.
Benefits abound with recently patented system that reduces phosphorus in wastewater
A team of bioprocessing engineers with Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute has been issued a patent for a system that removes phosphorus from wastewater and addresses environmental regulations.
Come drought or high-water, automated flood system phones home
Taking precautions for flooding during the worst drought in Texas history may seem unrealistic, but for a reality check, all you have to do is look at what happened in the Temple/Belton area in 2010.
Automation in the air dulls pilot skill
(AP) -- Safety and industry officials worry that there will be more deadly airline accidents traced to pilots who have lost their hands-on instincts as planes become ever more reliant on automation to navigate ...
European space freighter is destroyed after mission
A robot freighter was destroyed on Tuesday in a scheduled operation after a successful mission to supply the International Space Station (ISS), the European Space Agency (ESA) said.