Formation detection could be new tool for visually summarizing a game. An automated analysis by Disney Research Pittsburgh of team formations used during an entire season of professional soccer provides further evidence that visiting teams are less successful than home teams because they play conservatively, not because of a mythical home advantage.
Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, “cavity” means something else in the branch of physics known as optics .Put simply, an optical cavity is an arrangement of mirrors that allows beams of light to circulate in closed paths. Engineers are developing an optical “nanocavity” to boost light absorption in semiconductors; it could improve solar cells, cameras and more.
Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) expanded its ARM-based Ember ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio delivering desirable wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). The EM358x family includes six SoC products that combine
All modes of sensory perception are based on communication between nerve cells. Both the response to the primary stimulus and the transmission of the resulting signal depend on the function of specialized receptor proteins that are associated with the surface membranes of neurons. However, Dirk Trauner has helped develop a method which enables all types of neuroreceptors to be controlled by light.
Smart devices - such as tablets and phones - increasingly are an essential part of everyday life on Earth. The same can be said for life off-planet aboard the International Space Station. From astronaut tweets to Google+ Hangouts, our reliance on these mobile and social technologies means equipment and software upgrades are an everyday occurrence - like buying a new pair of shoes to replace a pair of well-worn ones.
Standing in a full-body scanner at an airport isn't fun, and the process adds time and stress to a journey. Researchers now report in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters a more precise and direct method for using that "terahertz" (THz) technology to detect explosives from greater distances. The advance could ultimately lead to detectors that survey a wider area of an airport without the need for full-body scanners.
There is a supernova explosion designated SN 2014J in the galaxy M82. At a distance of approximately 11.5 million light-years from Earth it is the closest supernova of its type discovered in the past few decades. The explosion is categorized as a Type Ia supernova....
Starwood Hotels & Resorts wants to replace traditional plastic room keys with smartphone apps. The app would allow guests to skip check-in and go straight to their rooms. The idea of keyless entry is nothing new — see: keyless vehicle entry, industrial security, office ID cards, etc. — but applying it to hotels is certainly novel.
One forward-thinking hotel chain wants to replace those easy-to-lose, plastic room keys with a smartphone app. It’s a horrible idea. OK, let’s back up. That chain is Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which is one of the savvier hotel options out there. Starwood is smart about making the most of new and popular technology.
In the last year or two, you may have had some moments — during elections, sporting events, or weather incidents — when you found yourself sending out a flurry of messages on social media sites such as Twitter. You are not alone, of course: Such events generate a huge volume of social-media activity. Now a new study shows that social-media messages grow shorter as the volume of activity rises at these particular times.
In the heart, as in the movies, 3D action beats the 2D experience hands down. The heart is not alone. The human body is replete with examples of soft muscular systems that bend, twist, extend, and flex in complex ways. Engineers have long sought to design robotic systems with the requisite actuation systems that can perform similar tasks, but these have fallen short.
Digia (Nuremberg) has released a major update to Qt Enterprise Embedded, the fully-integrated solution that enables users to get started immediately with software development for an embedded device with a tailored user experience. The Qt Enterprise Embedded update introduces several new value-add features....
PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people. Tesla plans to start construction this year and complete the factory in 2017. The Palo Alto,...
Leader Tech (Tampa, FL) beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets are an ideal choice for making reliable electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. Features include hundreds of easy-to-install styles and sizes to accommodate thousands of enclosure applications.
Power Partners (Hudson, MA) announces the PEAD90SLF Series of single output AC/DC desktop switching power supplies, which provide up to 90W of power. The standard input voltage range of 90-264VAC (47 to 63Hz) converts to output voltages of 12VDC, 18VDC, 19VDC and 24VDC....