Latest Mohammed Islam Stories

New Scanning Laser Sees Object Composition
2013-06-25 16:11:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using commercially-available telecommunications technology, engineers from the University of Michigan have developed a laser capable of detecting a substance’s composition from high up in the Earth’s atmosphere, according to a new report in the journal Optics Letters. Project researchers said the technology could have a wide range of applications, from military warning systems to airport security. "For the defense and...

2010-09-03 13:05:26

Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company. "Battlefield terrain in places like Afghanistan and Iraq can be so rough that our troops have often had to rely on helicopters, and they can be easy targets for enemies with shoulder-launched missiles," said Mohammed Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science....

2009-01-21 17:37:26

A New York cabbie says he wants to return an iPod Nano he claims uniformed airport officers forced him to accept as a fare. Mohammed Islam said he wants to return the iPod Nano to Natalie Lenhart of Sacramento under the supervision of a Taxi and Limousine Commission official, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The driver said he called 911 after Lenhart swiped her payment card 20 times in the taxi cab at John F. Kennedy International Airport but was rejected each time. Islam and Lenhart...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.