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X64-LVDS Image Acquisition Board

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Coreco Imaging, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

X64-LVDS, a high-performance, 64-bit image acquisition board for parallel output digital area and linescan cameras is compatible with LVDS (EIA-644) and RS-422 standards. The X64-LVDS is the newest addition to the X64 Series of Camera Link frame grabbers for the 64-bit PCI bus. The universal PCI slot compliant

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Coolscope VS

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Nikon Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Coolscope VS is a digital microscope featuring an integrated software suite for virtual microscopy. The microscope offers a cost-effective Virtual Slide solution to pathologists, clinical researchers and medical educators by integrating a high-precision optical microscope, a five mega pixel digital camera, web server and

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Open Inventor

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Version 5.0 of Open Inventor is an object-oriented, cross-platform three-dimensional (3D) graphics application programming interface (API) for C++ and Java developers. It offers several new components for rapid application development, making it a more powerful graphic display system for real-time,

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PCI-Bus Card

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | United Electronic Industries Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Combining high density, high-voltage capability and optoisolation, the PD2-DIO-128i is a PCI-bus card that supplies 64 digital inputs and 64 digital outputs, each line with its own optoisolator. The I/Os are configured in fixed banks of 16 lines. All input ports are isolated from each other and the rest of the

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PCI-DAS6031 Board

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Measurement Computing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The PCI-DAS6031 board provides 64 single-ended / 32 differential channels of 16-bit (one part in 65536) analog input. Measurements on any of 14 input ranges may be taken at rates up to 100 kilosamples per second. It also provides dual 16-bit analog outputs with 100 kS/s per channel update

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RHP 11-Slot VXI Chassis

July 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Tracewell Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The RHP features rugged construction, high power plugging cooling modules, and RS-485 monitoring, making it suitable for the latest generation of high performance VXI applications. Building on a long history of VXI systems, the RHP was designed for systems requiring low weight, high strength, and high power. Advanced laminate welded

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Scientists Vote Blade Runner Best Sci-Fi Film of All Time

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

A newspaper survey of top scientists has chosen "Blade Runner" as the world's best science fiction. The 1982 movie was the favorite when 60 scientists were questioned by The Guardian, including evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, the newspaper said

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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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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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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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