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Crime Scene Measurements Can Now Be Taken From a Single Image
December 01, 2009 - Two researchers have developed a procedure that will enable forensic police to extract measurement data from crime scenes using just a single photograph.

Acoustic Security Tracking of Water Vessels
October 27, 2009 - Alexander Sutin and a team of acoustics experts at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey are developing a system that tracks the traffic by listening to the noise it produces

Wearing Your Cell Phone Could Weaken Bones
October 23, 2009 - Wearing a cell phone on your belt may lead to decreased bone density in an area of the pelvis that is commonly used for bone grafts.

China Researchers Develop a Quantum Cryptography Network for Secure Local Government Communications
October 16, 2009 - According to a report in the Chinese Science Bulletin, the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information (CAS), University of Science and Technology of China has recently demonstrated a metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network (QCN) for government administration in Wuhu, China.

UAV Completes 23-Hour Flight Powered by Fuel Cell
October 13, 2009 - The latest news is that the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell UAVhas flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered flight.

New Technology Detects Chemical Weapons and Drugs in Seconds
October 05, 2009 - Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect traces from chemical weapons in a matter of a seconds. The sensors will also sense traces of illegal drugs.

Europeans Launch a New Generation of Robots Suitable for Community Services
September 18, 2009 - Tecnalia Technological Corporation has introduced innovative robots at Euskotren's station in Atxuri (Bilbao) and which are mobile, multifunctional, collaborative, autonomous and polyvalent, suitable for a wide range of work from street cleaning and rubbish collection to accompanying elderly people.

"Electronic Nose" To Detect Exposure to Hazardous Toxins
September 14, 2009 - Researchers have created what they refer to as an optoelectronic nose - an artificial nose for the detection of toxic industrial chemicals that is simple, fast, inexpensive, and works by visualizing colors.

Explosive Reference Kit Will Ensure Explosive Screening Is Reliable
September 09, 2009 - the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with support from the Department of Homeland Security, has developed a new certified reference material, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2905, Trace Particulate Explosives.

Protecting the Power Grid Focus of New Stimulus Funded Research
September 04, 2009 - In the two new research projects, Phadke is the principle investigator (PI) and Thorp is the Co-PI of a project with funding of $1.5 million, while Thorp leads the Virginia Tech team as a subcontractor for the second $1.1 million project. Both projects seek to enhance the effective use of synchrophasors.

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