Monday, October 17, 2011
Computer modeling suggests Tyrannosaurus rex was much bigger than previously thought: Tyrannosaurus rex, that coolest of all the dinosaurs, may have been even bigger and scarier than originally thought. That's the conclusion that was recently reached by a team of scientists, who used computer modeling technology to estimate the average body mass of the carnivorous dinosaurs.
Posted by steve at 11:03 PM
Throwable ball camera captures panoramic images: Taking pictures is about to get a lot more fun if computer engineer Jonas Pfeil and his colleagues have anything to say about it. A recent graduate from the Technical University of Berlin, Pfeil and his team designed and built a working prototype "ball" camera- a foam-studded sphere (about 8 inches in diameter) peppered with 36 tiny 2-megapixel cell phone cameras.
Posted by steve at 11:00 PM
AshPoopie concept turns dog doo into ashes: Most dog-walkers accept the necessity of cleaning up after their charges, but no one is claiming that it's a pleasurable experience. While we've seen eco-friendly dog waste disposal bags and systems that turn poop into plant fertilizer, we've yet to come across an approach that takes care of both collection and disposal quite like AshPoopie.
Posted by steve at 10:59 PM
NASA charters suborbital research flights aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo: Although Virgin Galactic is generally known as a space tourism company, it sees research experiments as a future mission segment and significant business opportunity. To this end, the company has signed a contract with NASA to provide up to three charter flights on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane.
Posted by steve at 10:58 PM
Kawasaki's 2012 ZX-14R will be the most powerful production motorcycle ever: Kawasaki has released details of its 2012 ZX-14R and the Japanese giant has once again gazumped the competition to retake top spot on the motorcycle horsepower ladder.
Posted by steve at 10:56 PM