Science Nation - Firefighter Tracker

submitted by: nsf
Firefighters risk their lives every time they run into a burning building. But, new technology may soon be watching their backs, no matter how far they venture into the flames and smoke. With support from the National Science Foundation, TRX systems is developing a new sensor system that can track firefighters where GPS units often fail. Firefighters who are currently testing the new system wear a portable device called the Sentrix tracking unit, which is actually a suite of sensors that can...

Science Nation - Geo-Immersion

submitted by: nsf
Imagine a virtual computer simulation that reflects the world around you in real-time. Before you ever leave your home, a wealth of images and information about the world around you is at your finger-tips. Facial recognition might give information about the location of your friends, or maybe you want the latest scoop about the specials at local restaurants, or the real time locations and estimated arrival and departures of commuter trains. According to the Integrated Media Systems Center...

CYCORE – Information Technology Tools Helping With Clinical Trials

submitted by: mdanderson
CYCORE (Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research) was a clinical trial conducted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of California-San Diego and University of Alabama at Birmingham, that studied the use of sensing devices to wirelessly send health-related data from the patient’s home to the cancer research facility. The purpose of this study is for other researchers to use CYCORE’s technology to gather more detailed information in their own...

Carlink Celtic Event Video

submitted by: jamal.toutouh

Celtic Event video presentation about CARLINK PROJECT. The main purpose is to develop an intelligent wireless traffic service platform between cars supported by wireless technologies (VANETs).
Author - Jamal Toutouh -
Jamal Toutouh

Physics of Surfing

submitted by: ucsandiego

Students who take UC San Diego's Physics of Surfing class get to go to beach, ride a board into the waves and see how physics works in the real world. Back in the classroom, they learn about how waves form, how they travel through the world’s oceans and that surfboards follow the laws of fluid mechanics.