Aerobic exercise for the wheelchair-bound

University of Texas at Austin alumnus, Chris Stanford (MSEE '91), and Electrical & Computer Engineering undergraduates are working on making exercise fun for wheelchair users. For the last year, Stanford has been partnering ...

Toshiba Unveils New World's Highest Capacity 1.8-inch HDD

Toshiba Corp. today announced the world's first dual-platter 240GB HDD (MK2431GAH). The new drive delivers the highest capacity and areal density in the 1.8-inch drive category for integration into portable media players, ...

Next Mars Soil Scoop Slated for Last of Lander's Wet Lab Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- The next soil sample that NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will deliver to its deck instruments will go to the fourth of the four cells of Phoenix's wet chemistry laboratory, according to the Phoenix team's current ...

NASA study illustrates how global peak oil could impact climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- The burning of fossil fuels -- notably coal, oil and gas -- has accounted for about 80 percent of the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide since the pre-industrial era. Now, NASA researchers have identified ...

Heads up: New DNA study reveals evolution of beer yeasts

Lager lovers convinced that their beer of choice stands alone should prepare to drink their words this Oktoberfest. New research by geneticists at the Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that the brew, which ...

Metadata bring order to digital chaos

MP3 files, video streams, digital images – the flood of multimedia data swells higher every day. New systems help the user to keep tabs on it all. At the International Broadcasting Convention IBC in Amsterdam on September ...

In spiders, size matters: Small males are more often meals

Female spiders are voracious predators and consume a wide range of prey, which sometimes includes their mates. A number of hypotheses have been proposed for why females eat males before or after mating. Researchers Shawn ...

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