Nation's quake-warning system needs work, scientists say
Americans have been lulled into a false sense of security that they are prepared for a devastating earthquake, according to a report issued Wednesday by the National Research Council.
'Good-bye, blind spot' -- man and machine always in view
Particular care must be taken in a production hall where robots and men work together, where even minor carelessness could result in serious accidents or stop production. At the Hannover Messe trade fair that ...
Imaging system controls baking process on production line to improve sandwich bun quality
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) may possess the secret to baking perfect buns every time. Its researchers have developed a production-line system that automatically inspects the quality of sandwich ...
Researchers produce world's first programmable nanoprocessor
Engineers and scientists collaborating at Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation have developed and demonstrated the world's first programmable nanoprocessor.
When the playroom is the computer
For all the work that's gone into developing educational media, even the most stimulating TV shows and video games leave kids stationary. Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are hoping to change that with ...
Researchers to build extreme scale supercomputer
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) will provide expertise to a multi-year technology investment program to develop the next generation of extreme scale supercomputers.
Researchers convert quantum signals to telecom wavelengths, increase memory times
Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems - including a technique for converting photons carrying ...
Wii-like technologies may help stroke survivors improve communication skills
Motion sensing technologies, such as the Nintendo Wii Remote, could be used in the rehabilitation of people with aphasia - a language impairment, commonly caused by a stroke, that affects around 250,000 people in the UK.
Asus Eee Pad tablet to favor Android over Windows Embedded OS
Genesis climbs a mountain to prove wireless Internet can deliver advanced telecoms
It is difficult to imagine a tougher place for testing a modern wireless telecommunications network than in the deep valleys of the Pyrenees. Yet it was amidst the high mountains of north-east Spain, where the four-nations ...
Sony Develops Wireless Chip Connections
NASA Demonstrates Novel Ocean-Powered Underwater Vehicle
NASA, U.S. Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy.
Skinput turns your arm into a touchscreen (w/ Video)
Scanning for skin cancer: Infrared system looks for deadly melanoma (w/ Video)
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a noninvasive infrared scanning system to help doctors determine whether pigmented skin growths are benign moles or melanoma, a lethal form of cancer.