News tagged with complex geometry

Robots get an artificial skin

Robots are breaking barriers: Long banished behind steel barriers, they are entering new fields of application such as the manufacturing, household and healthcare sectors. The requisite safety can be provided by a tactile ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Engineering
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NYU physicists make room for oddballs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Here's a question. How many gumballs of different sizes can fit in one of those containers at the mall so as to reward a well-spent quarter? It's hard to believe that most people never consider it even when ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Mathematics
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Stories of missions past: Early explorers

(PhysOrg.com) -- On September 29, 2011, NASA announced the short list for five potential new "Explorer class" spacecraft. These missions are by definition small and relatively inexpensive, designed to be led by a small team.

dateOct 27, 2011 in Space Exploration
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