Archive for the 'IT' Category

‘Cosmic rays’ may have caused Qantas jet’s plunge

• November, 2009

‘Cosmic rays’ may have caused Qantas jet’s plunge ANDREW HEASLEY AND ARI SHARP November 18, 2009 Cosmic rays are being considered by air safety investigators as a possible cause of a Qantas plane plunging twice in quick succession on its way from Singapore to Perth in October last year. Air safety investigators this morning brought down their second interim report into the flight QF72 incident, which left one flight attendant and 11 passengers with serious injuries, finding that an equipment glitch with one of three

Compilation video – robots 2009

• September, 2009

Compilation video – robots 2009 Robots 2009 Part 1:: This video contains the following robots: Justin, Uria, passive walkers, Wakamaru, Probo, Relique2, Rolly, Keepon, Hubo FX-1, humanoid Nao,… Robots 2009 Part 2:: This video contains the following robots: Pleo, RAMeX, BioRob, CESR foot, DLR arm, DLR crawler, Flame, Gilberto, HAL, Hiro, Cycab,…

New battery could change world, one house at a time

• August, 2009

New battery could change world, one house at a time Randy Wright – Daily Herald In a modest building on the west side of Salt Lake City, a team of specialists in advanced materials and electrochemistry has produced what could be the single most important breakthrough for clean, alternative energy since Socrates first noted solar heating 2,400 years ago. The prize is the culmination of 10 years of research and testing — a new generation of deep-storage battery that’s small enough, and safe enough, to

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates

• July, 2009

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates Nikola Tesla, the inventor and pioneering electrical engineer, is being honoured by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth. The search engine is celebrating July 10 with a logo featuring purple sparks of electricity leaping from the letter “g”, which is drawn in the shape of his famous Tesla Coil transformer. It pays tribute to the Serb born scientists, who is best known for several revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism

Camera grid to log number plates

• June, 2009

Camera grid to log number plates .::. <<video>> A national network of cameras and computers automatically logging car number plates will be in place within months, the BBC has learned. Thousands of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are already operating on Britain’s roads. Police forces across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to share the information on one central computer. Officers say it is a useful tool in fighting crime, but critics say the network is secretive and unregulated. Kent’s Chief Constable, Michael

Russian scientists operate computer with the power of mind

• June, 2009

Russian scientists operate computer with the power of mind 15.04.2009 Russian scientists now can use the power of mind to give commands to a computer. A system of electrodes shaped in a helmet and a special program reads the impulses of the brain and transforms them into symbols on the computer screen. A person wearing the helmet will be able to type texts and control mechanical devices by means of mere thinking. The equipment can be helpful to people of limited physical abilities. “A paralyzed