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$10 Microscope Fits on Finger Tip

August 11, 2008 7:17 am | News | Comments

Researchers have turned science fiction into reality with their development of a super-compact high-resolution microscope


A Wild Ride with George Gerpheide (part 1)

August 5, 2008 5:14 am | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

When creativity and epochal intellect intersect Randy C. Hice Kalamazoo Central High School (KCHS) graduated two people of whom you may have heard: Derek Jeter, star shortstop for the New York Yankees, and James McDivitt, Gemini/Apollo astronaut. However, the KHCS alumnus who has had the greatest impact on the planet is George Gerpheide.


NASCAR Comes to Market

August 4, 2008 8:10 am | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

A new respect for old skills Randy C. Hice I’m happy to report that my new exercise regimen is paying unimaginable dividends. I have been hopping up and down two flights of stairs in my home on one leg several dozen times a day


Hidden Van Gogh Revealed

August 4, 2008 6:47 am | News | Comments

It is well-known that Vincent van Gogh often painted over his older works. A new non-destructive technique allows this type of hidden painting to be revealed in unprecedented detail


Revealing Antimatter's Origins

August 4, 2008 6:30 am | News | Comments

In science fiction stories, it is either the inexhaustible energy source of the future or a superweapon of galactic magnitude


Eel Scales Inspire Protective Armor

August 4, 2008 6:22 am | News | Comments

Scientists seeking to protect the soldier of the future may learn a great deal from a primitive 'dinosaur' fish


Tidal Power Feeds National Grid

August 4, 2008 6:06 am | News | Comments

SeaGen, the world’s first commercial-scale tidal turbine has delivered electricity into the grid for the first time


HPC's Future

July 31, 2008 8:52 am | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

What will things be like in 20 years? Rob Farber   I recently had the pleasure of attending a pioneering work-shop in San Francisco titled, "Computing of the Future," which discussed the question, "What will computing be like in 20 years?


Using Hybrid Test Systems

July 31, 2008 8:24 am | by Jennifer Schwartz | Articles | Comments

Utilizing a layered architecture is key to optimization Jennifer Schwartz A common test system management challenge is adding new technologies while balancing longevity and scal-ability


Adventures with the Wolfram Demonstrations Project

July 31, 2008 7:06 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

If this column is vaguely reminiscent of my last column and seems a bit like shameless pandering to Wolfram Research, is! Whether finding a site on my own or being pointed in that direction by others, upon see-ing something that is not only informative, non-trivial and interesting, but also easy-to-grasp, colorful and fun, there is a compulsion to share with colleagues.


Internet Radio Transmitting

July 28, 2008 1:02 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive Tools regarding Internet Radio broadcasts (part 2 of 2) John R. Joyce, Ph.D. (audio intro) Last time we looked at tools for receiving Internet Radio broadcasts. This time we'll take a look at how you can create your own Internet Radio broadcasts


OM-CP-Rugged Temperature and Humidity Logger 2000

July 28, 2008 12:51 pm | Omega Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

OM CP Rugged Temperature and Humidity Logger 2000 The OM CP RHTEMP 2000 is a wall mountable humidity and temperature data logger with the ability to simultaneously display remote readings of environmental parameters, including temperature and humidity. The eight button,


Consulting the Oracle

July 28, 2008 12:33 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

When working with Laboratory Informatics systems you are, by default, going to be working with databases. In industry, despite Microsoft's best efforts, this is likely to be some flavor of the Oracle relational data base system. Most users will, with relief, be restricted to accessing this database only through the application. This both masks the complexity of the system and helps ensure the integrity of the data.


The Discipline of System Validation

July 28, 2008 11:34 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Resources to help in your ongoing quest John R. Joyce, Ph.D. In the field of laboratory informatics, there is perhaps no area more neglected than that of system validation


Aurora Borealis Mystery Solved

July 28, 2008 10:51 am | News | Comments

UCLA space scientists and colleagues have identified the mechanism that triggers substorms in space



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