Archive: 06/02/2014

Intelligent eyes for automation

Siemens is integrating new object recognition features into its optical identification systems. The solution is based on Simatic code-reading systems and extends its functionality with the help of the software Pat Genius, ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Engineering
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Ants in space

When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community in Western North Carolina last summer, he never dreamed they'd travel farther than his biology lab in Raleigh. Today, as ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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SESAME breathes new life into LEP cavities

The 27-kilometre ring that today houses the Large Hadron Collider was originally built for its predecessor, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP). LEP is still the most powerful lepton accelerator ever built.

dateFeb 06, 2014 in General Physics
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Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors

Battery replacement may soon be a thing of the past. Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) are tapping into low frequency vibrations, the most abundant and ubiquitous energy source in the surroundings, ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Engineering
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