Monthly Archives: October 2014

Harnessing error-prone chips

New system would allow programmers to easily trade computational accuracy for energy savings. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help,…

Government of Myanmar and regional knowledge centre collaborate to promote ecotourism and the conservation of protected areas

Kathmandu– On Thursday, 30 October, in the presence of Union Minister U Htay Aung of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Union Minister U Win Tun of the…

A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots’ minds.  

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT’s Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind. Standing in its path is an obstacle —…

NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Nilofar Being Affected by Wind Shear

Wind shear has kicked in and has been pushing clouds and showers away from Tropical Cyclone Nilofar’s center. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image that showed the effects of the…

Marvin L. Cohen to Receive the Materials Research Society’s Highest Honor

UC Berkeley Physics Professor and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory senior scientist to receive 2014 Von Hippel Award for modeling of materials and nanoscale structures WARRENDALE, PA –The 2014 Von Hippel Award,…

Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. Siding Spring, officially designated…