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LabVIEW 8

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LabVIEW 8 graphical development platform aids scientists and engineers in designing test,

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ATEasy 5.0

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Geotest - Marvin Test Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ATEasy 5.0 software is an application development framework for functional test, ATE, data acquisition, process control and instrumentation systems. With version 5.0, it offers a Fault Library plug-in module that provides a troubleshooting tool for electronic circuits

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Personal Daq-3000

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Personal Daq/3000 Series of 1-MHz /16-bit multifunction USB devices provide a variety of analog, digital and frequency I/O. DaqView 8.0 software is provided, an out-of-the-box data logging and viewing application.

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Cell Star Imaging Systems

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Olympus America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The cell* family of imaging systems is a flexible and modular unified collection of cell systems and software tools Comprising seven members (cell^A, B, D, F, P, M and R), it ranges from simple image acquisition and documentation systems through to systems for live cell imaging.

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Forecasting the Next Great San Francisco Earthquake

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The San Francisco Bay region has a 25 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake in the next 20 years, and a roughly 1 percent chance of such an earthquake each year, according to the "Virtual California" computer simulation

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Math Unites the Celestial and the Atomic

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

In recent years, researchers have developed astonishing new insights into a hidden unity between the motion of objects in space and that of the smallest particles. It turns out there is an almost perfect parallel between the mathematics describing celestial mechanics and the mathematics governing some aspects of atomic physics…

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Announcing the 2005 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Sometimes the best way to express a scientific idea is through an image that grabs the eye. Nine entries, each telling a scientific story with a careful balance of accuracy and beauty, have won the 2005 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science…

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Preserving a 460-Year-Old Wreck

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has analyzed the sulphur and iron composition in the wooden timbers of the Mary Rose, an English warship wrecked in 1545 that was salvaged two decades ago. The team used synchrotron X-rays from the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)…

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Mother-of-Pearl in Highest Resolution

September 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Mother-of-pearl, also known as nacre, is not just an iridescent substance whose optical characteristics impress the observer and which is often used for jewelry. It is also an excellent material with which to work. Nacre consists of 97 percent lime, but has a thousand times higher breaking strength…

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Hurricane Katrina: Scientists Fly Into Eye of the Storm

August 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Real-time radar data and high-tech communications were the keystones to success last weekend as the Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX) project began its research with Hurricane Katrina. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

Small, Unmanned Aircraft Search for Survivors in Katrina Wreckage

August 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Providing the benefits of speed, portability and access, a pair of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) surveyed storm-damaged communities in Mississippi as part of the search for trapped survivors of Hurricane Katrina. In what is one of the first deployments of such craft for disaster search and rescue, the vehicles captured video imagery to help responders focus efforts and avoid hazards…

How Will Our Solar System Die?

August 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Astronomers have glimpsed dusty debris around an essentially dead star where gravity and radiation should have long ago removed any sign of dust — a discovery that may provide insights into our own solar system's eventual demise several billion years from now…

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Tiny Computers Go Where No Computer Has Gone Before

August 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A major breakthrough in the use of molecules as information processors was announced at this year's BA Festival of Science in Dublin. Nanotechnology experts are exploring the capabilities of molecules that act like conventional computers but can operate in tiny places where no silicon-based chip or semiconductor can go…

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New Microchip Design Could Expand Mobile Phone Memory

August 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Mobile phones could one day have the memory capacity of a desktop computer thanks to a microchip that mimics the functioning of the brain, scientists reported in the journal Science . Researchers say their new computer chip design will enable large amounts of data to be stored in small volumes…

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Widget Watch: A New Twist on Power Walking

August 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

In an unprecedented breakthrough in the development of portable and renewable human-driven energy sources, an MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) biomechanics expert who studies how muscle moves skeletons in fish and frogs has invented a backpack that gives new meaning to the term power walking…

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