News tagged with automation

ATV Johannes Kepler operating flawlessly

Following a spectacular launch on 16 February, Europe's space freighter is now in its planned orbit. Mission controllers are preparing to match its trajectory with that of the International Space Station, ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Space Exploration
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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.

dateJan 25, 2011 in Other
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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 ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Software
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Computer-generated robots

'Genetic Robots' are moving robots that can be created fully automatically. The robot structures are created using genetic software algorithms and additive manufacturing. At the Euromold trade fair in Frankfurt, ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Robotics
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World's first transcontinental anesthesia

Videoconferences may be known for putting people to sleep, but never like this. Dr. Thomas Hemmerling and his team of McGill's Department of Anesthesia achieved a world first on August 30, 2010, when they ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Other
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