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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thermo Discontinues eRecordManager Product

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The Informatics & Services division of Thermo Electron Corp. has discontinued its eRecordManager software product, three years after its launch in July 2001, due to disappointing sales. "Despite a great deal of initial interest from the market, sufficient sales have not materialized and the product has become commercially unviable", Billy McKnight, the Managing Director of Thermo's .

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Polymer Laboratories and Tulane University Collaborate in Online Polymerization

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Polymer Laboratories has announced a key collaboration in online polymerization monitoring and control, designed to provide continuous, accurate characterization of polymers in reactors during the polymerization production process

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NEOS Partners With Oracle Corporation For The Latest Database Migration Package

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NEOS is partnering with Oracle to provide software and service support for Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One. As a partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, NEOS is better able to help clients move to the Oracle 10g platform easily. NEOS will provide a number of select products and services, bundled together, to offer clients an.

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Cellomics and GE Healthcare Sign License Agreements to Expand Availability of High Content Screening

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Cellomics Inc. has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide patent license agreement for its core HCS patent portfolio with GE Healthcare (a combination of the former Amersham and GE Medical Systems) In parallel, Cellomics and GE Healthcare have also entered .

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LABTECH Products Discontinued

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

On August 31, 2004, all LABTECH products including all versions of Notebook and Control will be discontinued. After that date the products will no longer be available. Until August 31, 2004 copies of the latest versions of LABTECH NOTEBOOK and LABTECH CONTROL will be available for purchase at the price of

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Diosynth Selects Waters NuGenesis Scientific Data Management Solution for Their Internal E-Lab Notebook Initiative

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Diosynth, a business unit of Akzo Nobel, has chosen Waters NuGenesis Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) as the enabling technology for their e-lab notebook initiative. Diosynth is a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Waters NuGenesis SDMS accurately and automatically captures

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