News tagged with automation

Smart software for self-regulating smart grid

Siemens and the utility company Allgauer Uberlandwerk (AUW) in the city of Kempten, Germany, are testing the smart grids of the future. The tests focus on optimized power distribution and the use of a self-organizing ...

May 24, 2011 not rated yet 0

Report: Google ad inquiry focused on pharmacies

(AP) -- Google Inc. recently set aside $500 million to cover a possible settlement of a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader's distribution of online ads from illegal pharmacies, according to a report ...

May 13, 2011 not rated yet 0

Flying machines are YouTube sensation

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest YouTube sensation isn’t a puppy that dances to Lady Gaga or a kitten that opens beer bottles. By using unmanned aerial vehicles called quadrotors, two Ph.D. candidates at the ...

Mar 22, 2011 4.5 / 5 (17) 8 | with audio podcast

Providing work for Haitians with a phone call

One year after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti, two MIT Media Lab students have launched a trial for a free service meant to help Haitians find jobs as part of the country's reconstruction.

Jan 25, 2011 not rated yet 0

Forensics: A call for evidence

Many people today rely heavily on instant messaging services such as AIM, Windows Live Messenger and Google Talk for communications, and an increasing number of users are accessing these online chat services ...

Jan 21, 2011 not rated yet 0