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Searching for That Special Valentine’s Day Gift?

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Some extrasolar planets may be made substantially from carbon compounds, including diamond, according to a report presented at the conference on extrasolar planets …

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World’s Fastest Oscillating Nanomachine Holds Promise for Telecommunications, Quantum Computing

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Nanotechnology leapt into the realm of quantum mechanics this past winter when an antenna-like sliver of silicon one-tenth the width of a human hair oscillated in a lab in a Boston University basement …

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Astronomers Find Part of Universe’s Missing Matter

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Found: 7 percent of the mass of the universe. Missing since: 10 billion years ago. Consider one more astronomical mystery solved …

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Who Needs Transistors?

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

HP announced its researchers have proven that a technology they invented could replace the transistor — the fundamental building block of computers for the last half century — leading to a new way to construct computers

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Computer Cracks Go Game

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Dutch researcher Erik van der Werf has achieved a world first with a computer program that can solve the Go game for a playing board of 5x5 rows…

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One Step Closer to Building a Quantum Computer

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Arguing that defects formed during creation of the quantum dots operate as a barrier to scientific experimentation, physicists at Ohio University think they've found the problem and are proposing a blueprint for building a better quantum dot …

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Man and Mouse Share Genome Structure

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

In the most detailed large-scale study to date of the proteins that package DNA, researchers have mapped a family of switches that turn genes on and off …

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Why Do You Overcommit?

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

If your appointment book runneth over, it could mean one of two things: either you are enviably popular, or you make the same faulty assumptions about the future as everyone else …

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Crick Papers Added to NLM Profiles in Science Site

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. National Library of Medicine is presenting an extensive selection from the papers of Francis Crick, on its Profiles in Science Web site…

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Clusters of Aluminum Atoms Reveal a New Form of Chemistry

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A research team has discovered clusters of aluminum atoms that have chemical properties similar to single atoms of metallic and nonmetallic elements when they react with iodine …

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Wiki Wiki: a valuable tool

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Wiki wiki means quick or super-fast in Hawaiian. It is also the name given to a hypertext document collection or Web site that allows content to be added and/or edited by anybody. The first wiki was developed in Perl by Ward Cunningham in 1995 for the Portland Pattern Repository.

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Shockwave

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

When news travels too fast Randy C. Hice Sometimes my research for a Scientific Computing & Instrumentation column starts in one direction, then something occurs that spins it into another direction. In some cases, the catalyst is a historic event …

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“Taking Off” with Linux Clusters

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

A new computing architecture allows Orbital Sciences to complete jobs 30 times faster Eric Pitcher Since its beginning in 1982, Orbital Sciences has become a pioneer in developing small rockets and satellite systems for such diverse purposes as intercepting hostile missiles launched against the U.S. or launching satellites for better cellular phone reception

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Managing the Flood of Proteomic Data

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

PRISM performs data management and automated analysis for high-throughput proteomics research Gordon A. Anderson Conducting proteomics research at any significant level of throughput using mass spectrometry requires automated information management, as the volume of data is too large and the processing rates required are too rapid to be managed manually

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Turning up the Heat

January 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Melanophila acuminate and biomimetic sensors Bill Weaver, Ph.D. The Holroyd Science Center here at La Salle was designed in the 1950s according to the adage "Form Follows Function." The venerable structure has educated generations of successful scientists

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