News tagged with trains

Glass fiber that brings light to standstill

Light is an extremely useful tool for quantum communication, but it has one major disadvantage: it usually travels at the speed of light and cannot be kept in place. A team of scientists at the Vienna University ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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How to train your astronauts

Training an astronaut is no easy task. Astronauts go through years of rigorous technical, health and safety training to learn simple and complex tasks for a typical four to six month mission. They develop ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Life-saving train design is rarely used

(AP)—Nearly a decade ago, the U.S. secretary of transportation stood at the site of a horrendous commuter train crash near downtown Los Angeles and called for the adoption of a new train car design that ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Engineering
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Fitness game for the physically impaired

Modern IT has the potential to make fitness training more varied for people with physi- cal limitations. But what exactly is required? Fraunhofer put this question to thalidomide victims, and developed new ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Engineering
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