Study: Wireless sensors limit earthquake damage

An earthquake engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has successfully performed the first test of wireless sensors in the simulated structural control of a model laboratory building.

Dust Devils Whip By Spirit

On sol 1120 (February 26, 2007), the navigation camera aboard NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured one of the best dust devils it’s seen in its three-plus year mission. The series of navigation camera images ...

Samsung to Release Duo HD Player

Samsung Electronics will introduce a dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays.

Tips Can Help Consumers Choose Flat-Panel Displays

Choosing a flat-panel display for a television or video screen can be more complicated that you might think. Did you know, for instance, that the lighting in your living room can make a particular type of display look much ...

Astronomers Obtain Highly Detailed Image of the 'Red Square'

Astronomers today announced the arrival of a new member in the pantheon of exotically beautiful celestial objects. Christened the "Red Square" by Peter Tuthill, leader of the team, the image was compiled with data from the ...

Marine Geophysicists probe sea floor

A team from U of T’s marine geophysics group is participating in a joint project to create the world’s largest cable-linked sea floor observatory on the Pacific Ocean floor.

Assessing safety through vocal cues

For the first time foraging birds have been shown to use vocal cues, rather than vision, to gain information on both the size of the group they are in and their spatial position within that group.

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