Monitoring with minimum power

A new communication protocol for wireless sensor networks just released by the Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute is the most efficient yet with more than a tenfold improvement on previous versions.

Vivid on-line videos demonstrate Superbot progress

Wei-Min Shen of the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute recently reported to NASA significant progress in developing "SuperBot," identical modular units that plug into each other to create robots ...

Motion Computing, Intel Pilot Mobile Clinical Assistant

Yesterday Intel announced the mobile clinical assistant (MCA) is ready to enable nurses to spend more time with patients, do their jobs on the move while remaining connected, and manage the administration of medications. ...

Atlantis countdown testing begins

The final countdown testing in preparation for the March 15 launch of space shuttle Atlantis began Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

ISS crew prepares for spacewalk

Members of the International Space Station crew have successfully conducted a series of tests in preparation for their historic Thursday spacewalk.

Hwang scandal hurt Korean scientists

South Korean officials say the journal Science is avoiding articles by Korean scientists because of disgraced cloning researcher Hwang Woo-suk.

Johns Hopkins leads in research spending

Johns Hopkins University was the fiscal 2005 leader in total research and development spending among all U.S. academic institutions, a report said.

Bacteria Could Steady Buildings Against Earthquakes

Soil bacteria could be used to help steady buildings against earthquakes, according to researchers at UC Davis. The microbes can literally convert loose, sandy soil into rock.

Virtual Reality Becoming a Valuable Resource for Researchers

Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. At the University of Arizona, the technology that used to be synonymous with the video game industry is now supporting the efforts of UA researchers in fields as diverse as ...

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