News tagged with logistics

Swarming and transporting

On its own, an ant is not particularly clever. But in a community, the insects can solve complicated tasks. Researchers intend to put this 'swarm intelligence' to use in the logistics field. Lots of autonomous transport shuttles ...

dateMar 23, 2012 in Engineering
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Laser makes sure food is fresh

Minced meat, bread, fruit juice and many other foods are packaged in a protective gas which extends their shelf life. There is currently no good method to check whether the packaging has the correct gas content. However, ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Other
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Image: Inspecting Raffaello

In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-135 crew inspects the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module with the carrier's technician.

dateApr 26, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Getting cars onto the road faster

Auto manufacturers are looking for shorter production times, faster logistics processes, new materials and technologies. A novel software platform will help companies to achieve these goals by reducing not only the development ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Engineering
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