The ecological badminton robot (w/ video)
A robot to play with! A childhood's dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play ...
Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row
Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been criticised for its glitch-ridden new maps program, but it may have inadvertently provided a diplomatic solution to China and Japan's ongoing row over disputed islands.
Authenticating ancient artifacts
(PhysOrg.com) -- Piecing together the history of ancient ceramic objects can be difficult, especially when all that remains is a few small shards. However, clues about the authenticity and provenance of such ...
Safe navigation for visually impaired persons
Blind and visually impaired persons find it very difficult to move about in unknown environments. The white canes used by them are still the preferred tools for orientation. The project "A Mobility and Navigational ...
Self-organizing network software support for QorIQ Qonverge base station-on-chip portfolio
Wireless infrastructure technology leaders Freescale Semiconductor and AirHop Communications are establishing solutions that integrate Freescale's high-performance QorIQ Qonverge processors with AirHop's eSON advanced self-organizing ...
A new collaboration era for the building sector
Building projects require processing and communication of large amounts of complex data. Now, software solutions make it possible to retrieve details of a given project at any time.
New software forecasts noise levels in the street
University of Granada researchers are working on the application of neural networks to develop a urban noise forecasting model, which would be very useful to people who is interested in buying a new house.
Dynamic Nimbus cloud deployment wins Challenge Award at Grid5000 conference
The Nimbus toolkit, developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago as an open source set of software tools for providing cloud computing implementations, ...
Small companies add value by sharing commercial information
(PhysOrg.com) -- Small companies prepared to share commercially sensitive information can add value and develop new services for their customers, using a distributed track-and-trace software solution.
'SnowMan' Software Helps Keep Snow Drifts Off the Road
(PhysOrg.com) -- Snow that blows and drifts across roadways has long troubled road maintenance crews and commuters alike, creating treacherous driving conditions and requiring additional maintenance resources ...