The evolution of smarter
Researchers at the Applied
Physics Laboratory think they can learn a lot from a dummy,
or at least more than what the dummy now tells them.
A team of APL scientists, using existing
technology, is helping the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration develop "smarter" crash test dummies that will be
able to quickly and more accurately record injury-related data
during automobile crash tests.
Riding the new wave of
At the School of Hygiene and
Public Health just being able to surf the Net wasn't enough.
Nowadays, windsurfing is all the rage.
Promoting Internet access anytime, anywhere,
the school has outfitted its buildings with NetWave transmitters
that allow students and teachers with laptop computers to drive
along the information superhighway without being connected to
The wireless networking program, which utilizes
technology similar to that used by portable phones, was piloted
in the spring of 1997. Its installation was intended to free up
congestion in the school's three computer labs and to assist
electronic learning. It was also seen as an alternative to the
costly hard wiring of the school's 80-year-old main building.
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