Advertisement
News
Subscribe to ECN Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

ECN Daily

3D-printing self-learning robots

November 12, 2014 2:08 pm | by University of Oslo | Comments

On the third floor of the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo there is a robotics laboratory which looks like a playroom. This is where researchers are testing how their robots can figure out how to move past barriers and other ...

Electronic 'tongue' to ensure food quality

November 12, 2014 2:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. With an eye toward these applications, scientists ...

NYU professor wins premier award in the data visualization field

November 12, 2014 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) presented the 2014 Visualization Technical Achievement Award to Claudio Silva, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of ...

Advertisement

Program models more detailed evolutionary networks from genetic data

November 12, 2014 1:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The tree has been an effective model of evolution for 150 years, but a Rice University computer scientist believes it's far too simple to illustrate the breadth of current knowledge. Rice researcher Luay Nakhleh and his group have developed ...

Researchers test first 'smart spaces' using light to send data

November 12, 2014 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

One of the problems in the high-tech field of visible light communication (VLC) - or using light to send data wirelessly - is decidedly low tech: The data transmission stops whenever the light is blocked by people's movements, shadows or other ...

A timeline of comet probe's 10-year journey

November 12, 2014 1:05 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency said it landed a spacecraft on a comet Wednesday for the first time ever. The Philae craft pulled off the audacious landing hours after it was released toward the giant ball of dust and ice by the unmanned Rosetta ...

TOPICS:

Supercomputing beyond genealogy reveals surprising European ancestors

November 12, 2014 9:35 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

What if you researched your family's genealogy, and a mysterious stranger turned out to be an ancestor? That's the surprising feeling had by a team of scientists who peered back into Europe's murky prehistoric past thousands of years ago. With ...

Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

November 12, 2014 9:31 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve ...

Advertisement

Notre Dame network physicists create model to predict traffic patterns

November 12, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have designed a simple, yet highly accurate traffic prediction model for roadway transportation networks. They have recently published their work in the journal Nature Communications. "Transportation networks ...

Twisted light transmitted over a large distance outdoors

November 12, 2014 9:21 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A group of researchers from Austria have sent twisted beams of light across the rooftops of Vienna. It is the first time that twisted light has been transmitted over a large distance outdoors, and could enable researchers to take advantage ...

Startup working to turn hoverboards into reality

November 12, 2014 9:10 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. A high-pitched engine scream bounces from the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide ...

Bilingual brains better equipped to process information

November 12, 2014 9:09 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Speaking more than one language is good for the brain, according to new research that indicates bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who know a single language. The benefits occur because the ...

Scientists build a better eye on our world

November 11, 2014 4:19 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Science begins with observation, and many defining moments in scientific progress followed the introduction of new ways to observe the world, from microscopes and telescopes to X-rays and MRIs. The Electronic Visualization Laboratory ...

Advertisement

UH receives $1.5M grant to prepare future cybersecurity workers

November 11, 2014 4:14 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

With breaches in data on the rise, cybersecurity is a growing concern. The University of Houston (UH) has been awarded a $1.5 million CyberCorps grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to train students in this increasingly important area ...

Creating bright X-ray pulses in the laser lab

November 11, 2014 4:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent phenomena on very short timescales, short X-ray pulses ...

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading