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Issue 183: iSGTW 14 July 2010

Fruitfly + flight studies + grid = flying robots?

If scientists in Argentina have their way, the study of the flight of the fruit fly may one day lead to development of autonomous ‘Micro-air vehicles’ (MAVs), or  independent ‘flying robots.’

Using software ported to the gird with gLite middleware, they are conducting the study to understand the flight mechanisms of insects and small birds. Their hope is that someday, 'flying robots' could be developed with maneuvering capabilities similar to insects — the most agile flying creatures on Earth.

MAVs could be used to study and explore places that are too dangerous or inhospitable for humans to tread.

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Live Chat

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Project Profile


How can hospitals verify and optimize the best radiation therapy treatment to attack a cancer tumor? And do it swiftly and economically?

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Link of the week

WLCG, live from London

Where to go to find out  the highlights of the event in London town.

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Image of the week

Digital, in both senses of the word

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iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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