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Software Bug Raises Spectre of 'JPEG of Death'

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

Flawed software code used by numerous Microsoft applications to render images mean that a specially constructed image file could hijack a computer or spread a virus.

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MIT-NASA Team to Test First Interplanetary Laser Communication Link

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

A NASA-MIT Lincoln Laboratory team will forge the first laser communication link between Mars and Earth. This unique experiment, part of NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, will greatly benefit the transmission of data from robotic spacecraft

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Vulnerability of U.S. Power Grid Centers on Key Junctions

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

Vulnerabilities inadvertently built into the U.S. power grid, which is one of the most complex systems ever constructed, have been identified by a research team lead by Reka Albert, assistant professor of physics at Penn State.

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Using Statistics to Decipher Secrets of Natural Mutation

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

A new mathematical approach for analyzing the complex, subtle patterns of natural mutation in DNA is likely to help biologists understand how mutation contributes to evolutionary change in mammals.The researchers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Philip Green and his student Dick Hwang, published a report describing the first applications of

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Riverbank Filtration Pulls Pollutants From Drinking Water

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

Harmful contaminants often taint drinking water drawn directly from a river, but a low-cost natural filter may lie just beyond the banks. Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the soil alongside a river can remove dangerous microbes and organic material as water flows through it

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Probing the Surface of White Blood Cells to Enhance Immune System Medicine

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

White blood cells are principal players in immune system function. Yet efforts to influence their role in illness have been hampered by a lack of understanding of the surface structure of these mediator cells — until now

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Thermo Electron Acquires InnaPhase Corp.

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

Thermo Electron Corporation has completed the acquisition of InnaPhase Corporation, a premier supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, for approximately $65 million in cash, subject to a post-closing adjustment. Headquartered in

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Scientists Tame 'Hip Hop' Atoms

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

In an effort to put more science into the largely trial and error building of nanostructures, physicists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated new methods for placing what are typically

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Lord of the Rings Computers Turned Into Supercomputer-for-Hire

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

The New Zealand Supercomputing Centre, launched this week, has already attracted interest from potential clients in New York, says Telecom hosting and storage manager Eric Pilon.

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Database Integration Toolbox

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Maplesoft, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for anyone working with technical data, from simple queries to enterprise-caliber applications, the Database Integration Toolbox allows users to apply the power of Maple 9.5 to technical datasets. You can query, create and update JDBC -compliant databases,

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Tecplot 10

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

Tecplot 10 is technical plotting software with extensive XY, 2- and 3-D capabilities for visualizing data from analyses, simulations and experiments. This release includes new capabilities in three key areas: plotting tools, data management, and the user interface.

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PV-WAVE

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Rogue Wave Software | Product Releases | Comments

PV-WAVE is an array-based programming language used to build and deploy visual data analysis applications. It has image and signal processing, data import and export, 3-D surface, plot, histogram, contour, animation, color editor and a database table display.

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S-PLUS

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Insightful Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

S-PLUS software is a solution for exploratory data modeling and statistical analysis. With over 4,200 data analysis functions, the software allows users to perform more insightful analyses, create revealing graphics and make more informed business decisions.

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IRIS Explorer 5.0

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Numerical Algorithms Group | Product Releases | Comments

IRIS Explorer 5.0 is a tool for developing customized visualization applications. Features include interactive demos, example maps/templates and search facilities, as well as algorithms and the ability to combine modules.

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J-Wave 3.5

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Rogue Wave Software | Product Releases | Comments

JWAVE is a client/server solution that uses Sun Microsystems' Java components to develop and deploy applications across an enterprise via the Internet or an intranet.

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