New US satellite to monitor debris in Earth orbit
(AP) -- A new U.S. Air Force satellite will provide the first full-time, space-based surveillance of hundreds of satellites and thousands of pieces of debris that could crash into American and allied assets ...
PBS stares back at 1.8-gigapixel ARGUS drone imaging system
Scientists, lawyers mull effects of home robots
(AP) -- Eric Horvitz illustrates the potential dilemmas of living with robots by telling the story of how he once got stuck in an elevator at Stanford Hospital with a droid the size of a washing machine.
Surveillance tech from Carnegie Mellon can watch and predict
New York police launch high-tech surveillance
New York police on Wednesday launched what officials say is a revolutionary camera surveillance system that will simultaneously scan the streets and call up data on suspects.
Tumors hide out from the immune system by mimicking lymph nodes
A new mechanism explaining how tumors escape the body's natural immune surveillance has recently been discovered at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. The study shows ...
Vigilant camera eye
An innovative camera system could in future enhance security in public areas and buildings. Smart Eyes works just like the human eye. The system analyzes the recorded data in real time and then immediately ...
ANDE-2 satellite deployed from Space Shuttle Endeavour
The Naval Research Laboratory's satellite suite, the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2 (ANDE-2), was deployed from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour on July 30, 2009.
US sends 2 missile defense satellites into orbit
(AP) -- Two satellites are heading to orbit as part of a missile defense program demonstration.
We now know that the brain controls the formation of bone
The brain acts as a profound regulatory centre, controlling myriad processes throughout the body in ways we are only just beginning to understand. In new findings, Australian scientists have shown surprising connections between ...
Japan security firm to offer private drone
A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Get your rotor runnin': Flexrotor program takes off for next phase (w/ Video)
Part helicopter, part airplane, the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Flexrotor vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) enters the next development phase April 30 in delivering improved maritime ...
US declassifies surveillance order amid snooping debate
The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified a court order authorizing collection of millions of US phone records, even as it faced new disclosures about the reach of its secret electronic surveillance ...
Radar prototype begins tracking down space junk
Several times a year, the International Space Station needs to perform Debris Avoidance Maneuvers to dodge the ever-growing amount of space junk hurtling around in Earth orbit. Additionally, our increased ...