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Simulink HDL Coder 1.0

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | The Mathworks, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Simulink HDL Coder 1.0 automatically generates synthesizable hardware description language (HDL) code from models created in the company’s Simulink and Stateflow software. The product produces

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Phase Diagram of Water Revised by Sandia Researchers

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Supercomputer simulations by two Sandia researchers have significantly altered the theoretical diagram universally used by scientists to understand the characteristics of water at extreme temperatures and pressures…

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Mass Extinction’s Cause: A ‘Sick Earth’

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

What really caused the largest mass extinction in Earth's history? The Permian-Triassic extinction, as it is called, is not the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. Nor is there strong evidence for a meteorite strike, as in that famous event…

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We Need a Better Yardstick to Measure Digital Divide

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Relying on easy-to-measure factors like how many Internet access points a place has presents a simplistic picture of today's digital divide. A more sophisticated approach is needed to get an honest assessment of who is being left behind…

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One-of-a-kind Magnet Open for Science

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The world's most powerful pulsed, nondestructive magnet is now ready to explore the frontiers of high magnetic field science — after 10 years of research, major instrument development, and construction…

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Big Bang Theory Saved

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

An apparent discrepancy in the Big Bang theory of the universe's evolution has been reconciled by astrophysicists examining the movement of gases in stars. Professor John Lattanzio from Monash's School of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Centre…

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LOGIIC Helps Keep Oil, Gas Control Systems Safe

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

For the past 12 months, Sandia National Laboratories has served as the lead national lab in Project LOGIIC (Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cyber Security). The project was created to keep U.S. oil and gas control systems safe…

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NASA'S Mars Rover and Orbiter Team Examines Victoria Crater

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NASA's long-lived robotic rover Opportunity is beginning to explore layered rocks in cliffs ringing the massive Victoria crater on Mars. While Opportunity spent its first week at the crater, NASA's newest eye in the Martian sky…

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Rice's Single-pixel Camera Takes High-res Images

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

For all their ease and convenience, there are few things more wasteful than digital cameras. They're loaded with pricy microprocessors that chew through batteries at a breakneck pace, crunching millions of numbers per second in order to throw out up to 99 percent of the information flowing through the lens

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Physicists Make Atomic Clock Breakthrough

September 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Andrei Derevianko, Kyle Beloy and Ulyana Safronova sat down six months ago and began work on a calculation that will help the world keep better time. In competition with scientists at the University of New South Wales, the University team led by associate professor…

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Fingerprinting Technique Demonstrates Wireless Device Driver Vulnerabilities

August 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The next time you’re sipping a latte and surfing the Net at your favorite neighborhood wireless café, someone just a few seats away could be breaking into your laptop and causing irreparable damage to your computer’s operating system…

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Strange New Planet Baffles Astronomers

August 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Using a network of small automated telescopes known as HAT, Smithsonian astronomers have discovered a planet unlike any other known world. This new planet, designated HAT-P-1, orbits one member of a pair of distant stars 450 light-years…

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Most Dinosaurs Have Yet to be Discovered

August 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Despite the popular exhibits of dinosaur skeletons in the world's natural history museums, most dinosaurs that existed remain unaccounted for, according to a new study by Swarthmore College statistician Steve Wang

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Rare High-altitude Clouds Found on Mars

August 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Planetary scientists have discovered the highest clouds above any planetary surface. They found them above Mars using the SPICAM instrument on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. The results are a new piece in the puzzle of how the Martian atmosphere works…

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Planet Earth May Have 'Tilted' to Keep its Balance

August 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Imagine a shift in the Earth so profound that it could force our entire planet to spin on its side after a few million years, tilting it so far that Alaska would sit at the equator. Princeton scientists have now provided the first compelling evidence…

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