News tagged with autonomous systems

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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Yoga boosts heart health

Heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in non-practitioners, according to research to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Health
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Autosub6000 dives to depth of 3.5 miles

The United Kingdom's deepest diving Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Autosub6000, has been put through its paces during an extremely successful engineering trials cruise on the RRS Discovery, 27 September ...

dateOct 28, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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