EV battery swaps intended for long hauls
Ever driven through a car wash? Going through a Better Place battery-switching station is like that - minus the soap suds, of course.
Pirate Bay founder to take case to EU court: lawyer
A founder of Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay will take his case to Europe's top court after the Supreme Court in Sweden refused to hear his appeal, his lawyer said Monday.
Canon seeks full automation in camera production
(AP) -- Canon Inc. is moving toward fully automating digital camera production in an effort to cut costs.
Engineers develop novel system for producing conductive films
(Phys.org) -- Yale engineers have developed a novel automated system for generating strong, flexible, transparent coatings with promising uses in lithium-ion battery and fuel cell production, among other applications.
AT&T barges into home security and automation
(AP) -- AT&T Inc. will start selling home automation and security services nationwide, taking on incumbents led by Tyco International Ltd.'s ADT.
IAI’s military robot acts like barber in charity role
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 ...