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Thermo Electron Responds to Suit by Applera Corporation, MDS Inc. and Applied Biosystems-MDS Scientific Instruments for Patent Infringement

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Thermo Electron Corporation announced that Applera Corporation, MDS Inc. and Applied Biosystems/MDS Scientific Instruments

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Tours of Supercomputer Available to General Public

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Virginia Tech will has been conducting public tours of its Terascale Computing Facility featuring System X, the University's supercomputer.

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Japanese Manufacturer Launches World's Fastest Vector Supercomputer

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Corp. announced the worldwide launch and availability of the SX series model "SX-8," the world's most powerful vector supercomputer with a peak processing performance

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Nanotechnology Leads to Discovery of Super Superconductors

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a researcher from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated a simple and industrially scaleable method for improving the current densities of superconducting coated conductors in magnetic field environments.

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Robot Powers Itself by Digesting Flies

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A team of scientists and engineers in the Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) lab at the University of the West of England have built a robot, which is able to power itself on a diet of dead flies or apples.

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Ready to Test Einstein's Theory, NASA Gravity Probe B Mission Enters Science Phase

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Gravity Probe B (GP-B), a NASA spacecraft to test two predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, achieved a major milestone

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Legendary Spacecraft Designer Dr. Maxime A. Faget Dies at 83

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The man who designed the original spacecraft for Project Mercury and is credited with contributing to the designs of every U.S. human spacecraft from Mercury to the Space Shuttle has died.

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NASA Announces Winners of "Software of the Year" Award

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NASA selected a data visualization and simulation software package used by Mars rovers and landers, and a software package that can be used in aerospace and industrial flow fluid applications, as the "best of the best" software developed by the agency this year.

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A New Way to See: A Neutron Microscope

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A prototype microscope that uses neutrons instead of light to "see" magnified images has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Swollen Stars Hint at Earth's Demise

September 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

For more than 400 years, astronomers both professional and amateur have taken a special interest in observing Mira stars, a class of variable red giants famous for pulsations that last for 80-1,000 days and cause their apparent brightness to vary by a factor of ten times or more during a cycle.

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Fred Whipple, World-Renowned Harvard and Smithsonian Astronomer, Dies

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

Dr. Fred Lawrence Whipple, the oldest living American astronomer and one of the last giants of 20th century astronomy, passed away at the age of 97 following a prolonged illness. He was Phillips Professor of Astronomy Emeritus at Harvard University and a Senior Physicist at SAO

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NASA Mission Returns With a Piece of the Sun

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

NASA's Genesis spacecraft is set to swing by Earth and jettison a sample return capsule filled with particles of the Sun that may ultimately tell us more about the genesis of our solar system. "The Genesis mission — to capture a piece of the Sun and return it to Earth — is

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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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