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Robot Skier Kills the Bunny Hills, Not Ready For Black Diamond

9 years ago from PopSci

While it lacks the subtle charm of Alberto Tomba, this robot is just as much at ease flying down a slalom course. Designed by Bojan Nemec of the the Jozef Stefan Institute...

Increased Success A 'Virtual' Certainty For Rugby Players

9 years ago from Science Daily

Rugby players worldwide could benefit from a new virtual reality training program. "The advantages of this technology are that unlike playing a video game on a normal desktop computer, the...

Microsoft issues record 34 fixes for Windows

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Microsoft has released an update that includes record 34 patches to security problems with its various computer operating systems, including some for Windows 7, which doesn't launch until next week.

Country Acres turkey, quail feed recalled

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the limited recall of Country Acres-brand turkey and quail starter feed because of a formulation error.

NASA to aid commercial RLV industry

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- NASA and the U.S. Air Force say they are developing a "technology roadmap" for a commercial reusable launch vehicle, or RLV, industry.

UCR researchers develop genetic map for cowpea, accelerating development of new varieties

9 years ago from

Cowpea, a protein-rich legume crop, is immensely important in many parts of the world, particularly drought-prone regions of Africa and Asia, where it plays a central role in the diet...

Twitter launches tool for nailing spammers

9 years ago from Physorg

Twitter added a tool that lets users flag accounts of spammers at the globally-popular microblogging service.

In search of machines that play at being human

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at Carlos III University (Spain) have taken part in an international contest whose objective is to improve artificial intelligence utilized in virtual worlds. The challenge for the participants was...

ASML announces first net profit in four quarters

9 years ago from Physorg

Dutch computer chip maker ASML reported a 20-million-euro (30-million-dollar) net profit on Wednesday for the third quarter of 2009, following three consecutive quarterly losses.

Space exploration: European Ministers in Prague prepare a roadmap towards a common vision

9 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA PR 26-2009. Ministers from the 29 European Space Agency and European Union Member States will meet in Prague on 23 October for the 1st EU-ESA International Conference on Human...

Saving labor

9 years ago from MIT Research

The existence of harsh labor conditions in factories around the world is a pressing moral issue. But to improve those conditions, we should regard it as a logistical issue, too.

Video: Muramasa: The Demon Blade

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Gamecore chats with Jason Hughes, Project Manager for Ignition Entertainment.

World Briefing | Europe: Britain: Study Finds Drop in Global Abortion Rates

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Increased use of contraceptives has pushed global abortion rates down, despite easier access to abortion in many countries, a report by the Guttmacher Institute said.

Republican’s Vote Lifts a Health Bill, but Hurdles Remain

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine said her vote to move health care legislation to the floor was no guarantee that she would support a final measure.

Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Makers of hybrid and electric vehicles are working to let them emit sounds, so people can hear them approaching.

Fugitive Brags on Facebook, Gets Busted

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Bank Fraud Suspect Boasted of Living High Life in Mexico, Added Former Justice Dept. Official to Friends List

Computing Speed: Parallel Processing

9 years ago from

There is a common misconception when assessing computers in suggesting that parallel processing increases speed.  This simply isn't true.    Parallel processing is intended to increase throughput by addressing queuing delays...

Checking Facebook at work? Your boss likely doesn't like it

9 years ago from Physorg

More than half of employers say they completely prohibit social media use by workers, according to a new survey of about 1,400 large U.S. companies. But what if the CEO...

Feature: There's a footprint in your beer

9 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists are developing ways to calculate our water footprint, focusing on the amount of water that is used to produce the food we consume.

Google Street View may help thieves

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

High-resolution, street-level images of Canadian cities put online by Google last week could become a valuable tool for burglars and thieves, a home security inspector warns.

AT&T, Centennial deal gets Justice Department okay

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- AT&T Inc. has reached an agreement with the Justice Department and the Louisiana Attorney General to sell off assets in eight markets in Louisiana and Mississippi in...

Swine Flu Complacency and a Win for Biotech

9 years ago from Science NOW

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First Omnivorous Spider Says "No Thanks" to Insects

9 years ago from Science NOW

Mostly vegetarian, these arachnids dodge stinging ants to swipe a high-fiber dinner [Read more]

Intel profit falls 8 pct on low chip prices

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Intel Corp. says its third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as prices for its chips fell.

NASA Portable Hyperbaric Chamber Technology Finds Home on Earth

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA has signed a patent license agreement with a California company to improve the medical community's access to hyperbaric chambers used to treat many medical conditions and emergencies.

Physicist gets buzz from better bee behaviour model

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- A physicist at the University of Manchester has paved the way for better research into how honey bees choose where to live.

Kindle lightens textbook load, but flaws remain

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's an experiment that has made back-to-school a little easier on the back: Amazon.com gave more than 200 college students its Kindle e-reading device this fall, loaded...

Overeating on Pocket Change

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Children spending just over a dollar a day managed to buy an array of high-calorie snacks, researchers said.