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TSSPro3 Software

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Jeol U.S.A., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TSSPro3 software for the GCmate II, LCmate, and JMS-600 mass spectrometer systems is designed to offer a more intuitive user interface, more powerful instrument and inlet control functions, and tools to assist with regulatory compliance. TSSPro3 operates on Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows

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Spinning Black Holes Fire off Violent Jets

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Violent jets of matter and energy that shoot out from some black holes originate in their spin, suggest the most realistic simulations of these torrents yet. Thousands of jets — which radiate at radio wavelengths — have been observed spewing from active galaxies. These galaxies are believed

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Martian Meteorite Found in Antarctica

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

While rovers and orbiting spacecraft scour Mars searching for clues to its past, researchers have uncovered another piece of the red planet in the most inhospitable place on Earth — Antarctica. The new specimen was found by a field party from the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET) on an ice field in the Miller Range of the Transantarctic Mountains, roughly

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Project Columbia Aims to Accelerate Scientific Studies and Rebirth of Space Missions

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NASA has chosen SGI Altix as the foundation of Project Columbia, an extensive collaboration with SGI and Intel Corporation that is expected to fuel scientific breakthroughs in space exploration, global warming research, and aerospace engineering. With Project Columbia, NASA plans to integrate a total of twenty

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X Prize Teams Ready for $10 Million

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

"Eight years ago, under the Arch in St. Louis, we kicked off the X PRIZE competition. I'm pleased to announce that the first team is ready to make an attempt to claim the $10 million, with other teams close behind," said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation. "The American Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team and the Canadian

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Mysterious Plasma Jets on the Sun Explained

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Solar physicists from Lockheed Martin and the Solar Physics and upper-Atmosphere Research Group at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Sheffield, UK have used computer modeling and some of the highest resolution images ever taken of the solar atmosphere to explain the cause of supersonic jets

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RTV Makes Hikers Easier to Find

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Getting lost in the mountains can be a scary experience; it is easy to wonder off a trail or get confused about which direction you are going. New technology from the National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories is now being used by the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council (AMRC) to help find and rescue lost hikers in the

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Earth-Like Planet Discovered 50 Light-Years Away

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A European team of astronomers has discovered the lightest known planet orbiting a star other than the sun (an "exoplanet"). The new exoplanet orbits the bright star mu Arae located in the southern constellation of the Altar. It is the second planet discovered around this star and completes a full revolution in 9.5 days

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RNA to Form Building Blocks for Nanomachines

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Microscopic scaffolding to house the tiny components of nanotech devices could be built from RNA, the same substance that shuttles messages around a cell's nucleus, reports a Purdue University research group. By encouraging ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules to self-assemble into 3-D

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Scientists Discover Two Interstellar Molecules: Pathways for Chemical Evolution in Space

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A team of scientists using the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) has discovered two new molecules in an interstellar cloud near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. This discovery is the GBT's first detection of new molecules, and is already helping astronomers better understand the complex processes by which large molecules form in space

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Co-Discoverer of DNA Structure Dies at 88

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Francis Harry Compton Crick, co-discoverer of the double helical genetic blueprint of life known commonly as DNA, died. He was 88 years old and a resident of La Jolla, Calif. For his work, Crick — a distinguished research professor and former president of the Salk Institute for Biological studies — was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962, along with

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Hospitals Move Toward Paperless Age

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

What would a hospital be without the paperwork? The answer, says the government, is: more efficient, with fewer medical errors and lower costs. The government is setting technology standards and providing financial incentives for doctors and hospitals to invest in the transition to paperless systems

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NEEMO begins a New Adventure

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) next project is to practice conducting long-distance health care from the National Oceanic Administration's (NOAA) Aquarius Underwater Laboratory which is located off the coast of Key Largo, Fla

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Pancakes: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Pancakes seem like an unlikely part of a medical procedure, but three students, Micah Grant, Woldeab Medhin, and Aaron Scott, at the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences recently found a way to replace chicken liver in a procedure for treating gastrointestinal disorders

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DNA Technique Protects Against 'Evil' Emails

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A technique originally designed to analyze DNA sequences is the latest weapon in the war against spam. An algorithm named Chung-Kwei (after a feng-shui talisman that protects the home against evil spirits) can catch nearly 97 per cent of spam

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