Brian Uhlir

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The future of particle physics?

Just over a year ago I was up a mountain, in fog and hail, at the South-Western tip of Sicily. Along with about fifty other delegates, I was discussing the future of particle physics. This was the Erice meeting where we drafted the update of the European Strategy for particle physics. Although the …

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

Report: Google in talks with VSP Global for Google Glass frames, lenses

Google(s goog) has said it’s working on a solution for Google Glass wearers that require corrective lenses. Few details have surfaced so far, but the …

MAVEN heads for Mars

According to NASA, today’s launch went without a hitch. The Atlas V rocket lifted off on schedule, with the RD-180 engine producing 860,200 lb of …

The evolution of NSK’s guide robot for the visually-impaired

NSK has produced bearings for 97 years and holds the third largest share of the vast global bearings marketplace – bearings of every conceivable …