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Some of the billing records being shared online appeared to corroborate work by Citizen Lab, a research group at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, which linked Hacking Team to two dozen countries, including several with atroc

Milan-based Hacking Team appears to get Hacked

July 6, 2015 | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Italian surveillance company known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies appears to have succumbed to a damaging cyberattack that sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet. Hacking Team's Twitter account appears to have been hijacked late on July 5, 2015, posting screenshots of what were purported to be internal company e-mails and details of secret deals with various world governments.

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The 200X image shows a calcite chip infested with Mastigocoleus testarum strain BC008 (euendolithic cyanobacterium), in-situ. The photograph received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes ex

Calcite Chip infested with Cyanobacteria

July 6, 2015 12:35 pm | News | Comments

The 200X image shows a calcite chip infested with euendolithic cyanobacterium, in-situ. The photograph received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. It was taken using a Leica SP5 LASER confocal microscope.

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Gravitational lensing: Neronov and colleagues used a star sitting between their target and Earth to ‘zoom in’ to the black hole and measure the size of the jet-emitting region — the first time this method has ever been used with gamma rays.

Astronomers use Cosmic Gravity to Create Black Hole Scope

July 6, 2015 12:02 pm | by ESA | News | Comments

The Integral, Fermi and Swift space observatories have used the magnifying power of a cosmic lens to explore the inner regions of a supermassive black hole. Researchers used a star sitting between their target and Earth to ‘zoom in’ to the black hole and measure the size of the jet-emitting region — the first time this method has ever been used with gamma rays

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A plug-and-play standardized protocol will simplify processes.

Linking an Instrument to a Tablet: Still a bridge too far?

July 6, 2015 10:26 am | by Peter J. Boogaard | Articles | Comments

Over 75 percent of a laboratory experiment or analysis starts with some kind of manual process, such as weighing. The majority of the results of these measurements are still written down manually on a piece of paper or re-typed into a computer or tablet. ELN and mobile devices like tablets are married to each other. However, to connect a balance, you need to be an IT professor...

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William Weaver is an associate professor in the Department of Integrated Science, Business, and Technology at La Salle University.

If These Walls Could Talk: The Internet of Things will save lives, time and treasure

July 6, 2015 9:02 am | by William Weaver, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

On April 15, 2014, a Wilmington, DE, business owner, was driving home on the I-495 bypass, as he had done for 25 years. While traveling on the twin three-lane bridges that span the Christiana River, he noticed that the normally parallel bridges were offset by nearly 18 inches in height and the apparent listing of one of the lanes had created a large gap between the bridges through which the ground was visible, some four stories below.

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IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA and Mellanox announced the establishment of a POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Monpellier, France, to advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial and commercial applications.   Born out of the col

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for Big Data and HPC

July 2, 2015 2:21 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA and Mellanox announced the establishment of a POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Monpellier, France, to advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial and commercial applications. Born out of the collaborative of the OpenPOWER Foundation, the new Center provides commercial and open-source software developers with technical assistance to enable them to develop HPC applications.

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Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere.

Intel President Renee James to leave Chipmaker

July 2, 2015 12:31 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Intel said July 2, 2015, that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere. James has agreed to stay with Intel until January to oversee the transition of her responsibilities and will be paid $4 million to do so, according to a filling with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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What your Clothes may say about You

Stories You Shouldn’t Miss — June 26-July 2

July 2, 2015 11:55 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

Heading into the Independence Day weekend, materials that compute — what your clothes may say about you; Sandia’s Z machine solving an 80-year-old puzzle; an amazing satellite view of the San Francisco Bay area; a monster black hole waking after 26 years; a tactical toss camera that sends panoramic images back to a smartphone; and breaking key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables, are all top hits.

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Unlike other parts of the United States, summer thunderstorms across the Great Plains are most common after sunset.

NASA Takes to the Skies to Study Nighttime Thunderstorms

July 2, 2015 9:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has joined a multi-agency field campaign studying summer storm systems in the U.S. Great Plains to find out why they often form after the sun goes down instead of during the heat of the day. Participants from eight research laboratories and 14 universities are collecting storm data to find out how and why they form. NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory began research flights June 30, 2015, from the Salina Regional Airport, Salina, KS.

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The UCLA patient is the first person in California to receive the smaller Total Artificial Heart, and the first patient in the world with the device to be bridged to a successful heart transplant

1st Heart Transplant a Success after using Experimental 50cc Artificial Heart

July 2, 2015 9:07 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The UCLA patient is the first person in the world with the device to be bridged to a successful heart transplant — that is, to go from needing a transplant to receiving one. The 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart is a smaller investigational version of the larger 70cc SynCardia.

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Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display -- Courtesy of NASA/CXC/JPL-Caltech/STScI/NSF/NRAO/VLA – Click to enlarge

Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display

July 2, 2015 8:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A galaxy 23 million light-years away is the site of impressive, ongoing, fireworks. Rather than paper, powder and fire, this galactic light show involves a giant black hole, shock waves and vast reservoirs of gas. This galactic fireworks display is taking place in a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. The galaxy is famous, however, for something our galaxy doesn't have — two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical and radio light.

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The software generates fictional mini-narratives or storylines, using natural language processing techniques and a database of facts mined from the Web. It then inverts or twists the facts to create ‘what-ifs’. The result is often incongruous, “What if th

Can Computers be Creative?

July 2, 2015 8:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The EU-funded What-if Machine (WHIM) project not only generates fictional storylines, but also judges their potential usefulness and appeal. It represents a major advance in the field of computational creativity. Science rarely looks at the whimsical, but that is changing as a result of the aptly named WHIM project. The ambitious project is building a software system able to invent and evaluate fictional ideas.

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A robot developed by Toshiba is demonstrated at its laboratory in Yokohama, near Tokyo. As Japan struggles in the early stages of decades-long cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Toshiba has developed the robot that raises its tail like a scorpion an

Nuclear Scorpion Robot will look into Fukushima Reactor, Collect Data

July 1, 2015 4:07 pm | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked Fukushima reactors in Japan. Toshiba, co-developer of the "scorpion" crawler, said the robot will venture into the Unit 2 reactor's primary containment vessel in August after a month of training for its handlers. Officials hope the robot can see the fuel in the pressure vessel in the middle of the reactor.

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Carolyn Bark holds up protest signs outside the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change Agenda conference held at the East West Center in Honolulu. Age divides U.S. public opinion about science issues as much as political ideology, a

Survey: US Political and Generation Gaps on Science Issues

July 1, 2015 3:58 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, childhood vaccines, gene modification to reduce a baby's disease risk, untested medicine use, lab tests on animals and evolution, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Professor Peter V. Coveney holds a chair in Physical Chemistry, is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science at University College London (UCL), and is Professor Adjunct at Yale University School of Medicine (USA). He is Director of the Centre for Computa

Leading Computational Scientist Peter Coveney Keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data

July 1, 2015 3:45 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

ISC Events, the organizer of the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference has announced Professor Peter V. Coveney of University College London (UCL) as the conference keynoter. Coveney will be talking about the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine in a presentation titled “The Virtual Human: In Silico Methods for Personalised Medicine.”

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A 24-minute, high-resolution science documentary narrated Benedict Cumberbatch about the dynamics of the sun that features data-driven visualizations produced by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at U

Solar Superstorms show Highlights Extremely Powerful Computer Simulation, Visualization

July 1, 2015 3:35 pm | by NSF | News | Comments

A 24-minute, high-resolution science documentary narrated Benedict Cumberbatch about the dynamics of the sun that features data-driven visualizations produced by NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign debuted on June 30, 2015, at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge before rolling out to more than a dozen planetariums and science centers around the world.

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