Shoe scanner set to make travel safer

(PhysOrg.com) -- An engineer at the University of Manchester has developed a prototype scanner that could be used to detect explosives and weapons hidden in the shoes of travellers.

Flying Underwater, Staying Dry

Rutgers physical oceanographer Scott Glenn and his students are flying a submersible robot glider, the Scarlet Knight, across the Atlantic – very slowly, underwater, and without getting wet.

Molecule stops DNA replication in its tracks

(PhysOrg.com) -- When a dividing cell duplicates its genetic material, a molecular machine called a sliding clamp travels along the DNA double helix, tethering the proteins that perform the replication. Researchers from the ...

Ground speed sensor technology developed for motor vehicles

Hitachi, Ltd. announced the development of a compact and low cost speed sensor technology for motor vehicles which provides accurate measurement of relative velocity using an mm–wave radar (77GHz band). The technology enables ...

Scientist Uses Tracer to Predict Ancient Ocean Circulation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Even though the Cretaceous Period ended more than 65 million years ago, clues remain about how the ocean water circulated at that time. Measuring a chemical tracer in samples of ancient fish scales, bones ...

German spectrometer flies to the Moon

India’s first mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1, is scheduled to take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the south-eastern coast of India on Wednesday, October 22nd, at 3.00 CEST. The German science and technology ...

Space tech helps to find natural resources

Using space-based technology developed during ESA's gravity mission studies, a novel gradiometer is being developed by a UK-based company to help oil and gas companies find the most appropriate locations to drill wells and ...

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