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 ...

dateMar 23, 2012 in Engineering
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New IT tool predicts book sales prior to publication

In Granada, researchers have developed a new IT system that predicts the volume of sales a book will have if it is finally published. This information will be of great value to publishers, who could use it to decide on the ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Software
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Genome assembly in the spotlight

The largest systematic assessment the process of genome assembly is published today in BGI and BioMed Central's open access journal GigaScience. The second Assemblaton competition saw 21 teams submit 43 entries based on dat ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Biotechnology
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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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