New commercial supply ship reaches space station (Update)
NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.
Who's the most influential in a social graph? New software recognizes key influencers faster than ever
(Phys.org)—At an airport, many people are essential for planes to take off. Gate staffs, refueling crews, flight attendants and pilots are in constant communication with each other as they perform required tasks. But it's ...
'Digits' making your remote control obsolete (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Forget the TV remote and the games controller, now you can control anything from your mobile phone to the television with just a wave of your hand.
Can control theory make software better?
"Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software ...
New software spots, isolates cyber-attacks to protect networked control systems
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems – which are used to coordinate transportation, power ...
Transformed X-48c flies successfully
(Phys.org) -- The remotely piloted X-48C aircraft successfully flew for the first time Tuesday at Edwards Air Force Base in California's Mojave Desert.
Televisions getting Siri-style personal assistants
Startup Vlingo on Tuesday said that it is giving televisions the kind of voice-controlled "virtual assistants" that have been a hit with the latest version of Apple's hot-selling iPhone.
Google in talks with insurers about self-driving car
A leader of Google Inc.'s driverless car project said Wednesday that the company is in discussions with major auto insurance companies about the implications of integrating its technology into real-world vehicles.
Google's SPDY will speed up downloads
Researcher finds snooping smartphone software
A smartphone security researcher is shining light on a hidden program that tracks activity on Android, BlackBerry and Nokia handsets.
Flight control software to help pilots stick landings aboard carrier decks
Select pilots in early 2012 will commence testing new flight control software, funded in part by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), intended to facilitate aircraft landings on Navy carrier decks with unprecedented ...
Microsoft offering defenses against Duqu virus
Microsoft on Friday was advising companies how to defend against infection by a Stuxnet-like Duqu virus.
Structured English brings robots closer to everyday users
(PhysOrg.com) -- Move over, Jetsons. A humanoid robot named Mae is traipsing around Cornell's Autonomous Systems Lab, guided by plain-English instructions and sometimes even appearing to get frustrated.
Asus, PrimeSense to bring motion controls to PCs
(AP) -- If you've been wishing you could ditch your clunky computer mouse and control your PC with gestures - the way you can using Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 gaming console ...