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Protect Lives and Defeat the Bullet

October 31, 2006 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Body armor with greater ballistics resistance is the aim of the research being carried out by Youqi Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Kansas State University, with support from two U.S. Department of Defense agencies…

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The Dark Side of The Force

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

The peril of LIMS Web sites Randy C. Hice Help me Obi-Wan, you’re my only hope.” “Will you stop saying that? And stop your whining, Cola Man, you know we can’t send Obi-Wan.” The only viable answer seemed obvious to me, but Cola Man was insistent. We stood at the railing of the Eagle Eye Shelter atop Mount Falcon, not far from Golden. I’m sure Cola Man was thinking about getting down the mountain in one piece to take the tour of the nearby Coors...

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R & D’s Dirty Little Secret

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Robin Y. Smith | Articles | Comments

Achieving an efficient discovery process Robin Y. Smith A majority of today’s research laboratories are awash in technology, productivity systems and knowledge management tools. However, to date, these proffered solutions have not manifested a tangible increase in the rate or quality of R&D discovery. So, what can one do? Is there a method that could change the status quo and dramatically alter competitiveness, innovation and effectiveness

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Tweaking Windows Explorer: It’s very easy to enhance usability

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

In dealing with users, I’m continually surprised by how many of them are jumping through Microsoft’s hoops to locate files with Windows Explorer. I suppose I shouldn’t be, given all of the detailed manuals and tutorials that come with Windows. When I’m working a site where the IT support personnel ghost all of the PCs with the same image, I’m even more befuddled by the default settings that they use to install Windows Explorer ...

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Between the Lines

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Bill Weaver, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

The evolution of revolutionary broadcast technology Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Introductions to the topic of data acquisition eventually include a discussion of sampling. This is not due to outmoded homage to tradition, but simply because we do not have the technology to record an infinite number of items. Our present paradigm of the universe holds that time is a continuous variable and, as such, can be divided into ever smaller increments until the...

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Translating Great Power into Great Productivity

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Charles J. Nietubicz and Thomas M. Kendall | Articles | Comments

Army Research Laboratory achieves 90-percent utilization Charles J. Nietubicz and Thomas M. Kendall Researchers associated with the Department of Defense (DoD) have relied on supercomputers for over 50 years. This tradition continues today at the Army Research Laboratory Major Shared Resource Center (ARL MSRC), which helps the DoD exploit supercomputing technology for military advantage throughout the battlespace. With a mandate to help DoD...

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Supercomputers Get Personal

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ilya Mirman | Articles | Comments

Parallel programming emerges to the forefront of personal supercomputing Ilya Mirman The world’s most powerful computing systems used to be the domain of the world’s most elite technical users. Programming applications to run on multiprocessor systems were akin to a black art beyond the capabilities of most of the world’s scientific and engineering users. Until recently, developing a custom application for a parallel computer required extensive...

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NeuralTools Professional Neural Networks for Excel

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

NeuralTools Professional is a neural network add-on for Excel. As such, we would expect users to be familiar with the Excel environment and, therefore, skilled in its various functions. The developers are betting that a more comfortable and friendly environment will induce more potential users to try the program.

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Bringing the Next-generation Web to Science

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Matt Shanahan | Articles | Comments

Scientific community pioneers evolution of Web 2.0 Matt Shanahan Experiments and their produced data occur in direct response to the questions and hypotheses that a scientific community puts forth. Data is always connected to people, interpretations and hypotheses; and the interplay between them, though sometimes unpredictable, is a formal process requiring consistency and logic. The connections between data, interpretations and hypotheses are...

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Solving a Microscopic Model for High-temperature Superconductivity

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Thomas Schulthess | Articles | Comments

ORNL researchers settle 20-year dispute in solid-state physics Thomas Schulthess The potential impact of a major breakthrough in superconductivity research is difficult to overstate. Currently, electrical utilities must transmit electricity in excess of thousands of volts...

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Gel-Pro Analyzer 6.0

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Media Cybernetics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gel-Pro Analyzer 6.0 is designed for molecular biologists who acquire images from electrophoretic gels, blots and colonies, and need to extract qualitative and quantitative information

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OMB-DAQSCAN-2000 Series

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The OMB-DAQSCAN-2000 Series provides analog, digital and frequency I/O capability for Ethernet-based test systems. All models are packaged in a 1U high full rack package and include a rack mount kit that attaches to either the front or the rear of the enclosure.

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WinWedge Pro 3.1

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WinWedge Pro 3.1 is a data collection program designed for interfacing RS232 and TCP/IP devices

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quickDAQ

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Data Translation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

quickDAQ is a .NET-based data collection and analysis software application that allows users to acquire analog data, plot it during acquisition, analyze it, and save it to disk at up to 2 MHz per channel for later analysis.

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TestPoint

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TestPoint software uses object-oriented drag-and-drop technology for data acquisition and test and measurement. It provides A/D functions and supports A/D, D/A, digital I/O and counter/timer hardware.

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