New navigation system for port traffic
The DockingAssist system is a precise, high-speed port navigation system developed in a European research project. DockingAssist has the potential to improve port-area safety and increase overall throughput in port traffic, ...
NREL test helps make moisture barriers better
Moisture—in the form of humidity, water spills, or rainfall—spells early demise for cell phones, light-emitting diode (LED) displays, TVs, and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels worldwide.
Modelling seismics and explosions
Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing mathematical models that can help in reducing rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters.
Forensic analysis of car paint
The use of statistical techniques to interpret chemical information has played a key role in developing a more discriminating model for the forensic analysis of car paint.
Speed-of-light 'nano-camera' produces 3D translucent objects
A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab.
Cadillac Elmiraj sculpted with 3D scanning
Structured-light 3-D scanning, an advanced measuring technology often used for fine art restoration and reproduction, helped create a "work of art" in the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car – appearing at the ...
Engineering new lighting and display technology
Nathan Bakken describes the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) as "scientist and engineer meet the unforgiving marketplace."
New ship's Capt. Kirk is used to 'Star Trek' jokes
Captain Kirk's futuristic-looking vessel sports cutting-edge technology, new propulsion and powerful armaments, but this ship isn't the Starship Enterprise.
Boeing advises about engine icing problems
Boeing is alerting airlines about possible engine icing problems on some of its new planes. It is recommending that planes with a specific General Electric engine avoid flying near thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.
Electric two-seater Volocopter is tested in Germany (w/ Video)
'Wise chisels': Art, craftsmanship, and power tools (w/ Video)
It's often easy to tell at a glance the difference between a mass-produced object and one that has been handcrafted: The handmade item is likely to have distinctive imperfections and clear signs of an individual's ...
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.
Kateeva announces YIELDjet—technique for printing OLEDs cheaper
Wireless sensors for commissioning of rail vehicles
A network of wireless sensors should soon be simplifying the process of commissioning rail vehicles. Experts from Siemens have developed a wireless sensor system that measures the mechanical loads to which ...