News tagged with autonomous systems

Drafting without drivers

Fewer accidents, less fuel consumption, and fewer traffic jams: Autonomous, computer-controlled vehicles have many advantages in road traffic. In particular, if many cars join to form long convoys. On May ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Engineering
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A common thread: No pain, no smell

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study published in Nature by Jan Weiss and Frank Zufall of the University of Saarland, School of Medicine, a connection has been made between the inability to feel pain and anosmia - the inabil ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Medical research report
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Heartbreak puts the brakes on your heart

Social rejection isn't just emotionally upsetting; it also upsets your heart. A new study finds that being rejected by another person makes your heart rate drop for a moment. The study is published in Psychological Science, a jour ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect the heart

Along with skeletal muscles, it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and published online ...

dateAug 11, 2010 in Genetics
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Military robots seen as lifesavers

(AP) -- On the outside, it looks like a normal SUV. But the prototype "autonomous robot car" - fitted with sensors and scanners, multifocal camera systems and powerful computers - might one day help avoid ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Robotics
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