Monthly Archives: April 2009

Sci-Tech Friendly President

Today, Obama announced the launch of a new agency, ARPA-E which stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy. The agency is modeled after DARPA (Defense – ARPA). The science-and-technology friendly US president is also planning to increase the allocated … Continue reading

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Mobile Platforms

Nokia’s Symbian OS-based S60 platform has something for everyone — C, C++, Java, Python, WRT widgets, and Flash — but the APIs require some getting used to. SymbianC++ and Open C/C++ (a C programming interface with runtime Posix libraries) programs … Continue reading

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Sniper location system

By David F. Salisbury Published: March 19, 2009 I magine a platoon of soldiers fighting in a hazardous urban environment who carry personal digital assistants that can display the location of enemy shooters in three dimensions and accurately identify the … Continue reading

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Scientiest found The Edge of Space

Canadian technology on NASA mission is a prototype for future, longer mission Where does space begin? Scientists at the University of Calgary have created a new instrument that is able to track the transition between the relatively gentle winds of … Continue reading

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Move over, Newton: Scientifically ignorant computer derives natural laws from raw data

By Bill Steele If Isaac Newton had had access to a supercomputer, he’d have had it watch apples fall and let it figure out what that meant. But the computer would have needed to run an algorithm developed by Cornell … Continue reading

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