Friday, April 8, 2011
Software tool allows programs to run faster without sacrificing security: "Protecting computer systems from malicious attack using complex software solutions is a constant, but necessary, struggle. As threats become more sophisticated, the technology used to fight them off can impact more and more on system perform"
Air New Zealand’s “cuddle class” seating gets off the ground: "Anyone who has taken a long haul flight will know that getting some shut eye during the flight can be a bit of a challenge at the best of times. Dealing with crying babies or restless children is only compounded by being crammed into seats that become more and more uncomfortable as the hours go by."
Jet aircraft-inspired Chevrolet Mi-ray roadster concept: "With General Motors last year announcing its intention to roll out Chevrolet across Korea, this year's Seoul Motor Show has seen the unveiling of a slick hybrid roadster concept developed by the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul to celebrate Chevrolet's 100-year heritage and showcase future design possibilities for the brand."
Posted by steve at 11:53 AM
'Flying chameleon' simulates future flying wing aircraft: "'Flying wing' designs that offer reduced weight and drag when compared to traditional 'tube with wings and a tail' designs are theoretically the most efficient aircraft configuration. However, true flying wings are inherently unstable and difficult to control."
Posted by steve at 11:52 AM
After 12 years and over 3.5 billion miles traveled, it's farewell to Stardust: "NASA's comet trekking spacecraft Stardust has officially ended operations. Stardust sent its last transmission to Earth on March 24 having traveled an incredible 3.54 billion miles (5.69 billion kilometers) over a 12 year period to become 'NASA's most traveled comet hunter.'"
Posted by steve at 11:51 AM
Single-shot, thumb-operated Palm Pistol set for 2011 release: "The use of firearms for self-defense is a divisive issue, with weapons, especially concealable ones, being easily misappropriated for wrong-doing. While we're reluctant to suggest adding more guns to the equation, the newly developed single-shot Palm Pistol does have some worthwhile qualities as a defensive weapon for non-aggressors."
Posted by steve at 11:48 AM