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STATISTICA 8 High Performance Analytic Software Solutions

July 2, 2008 7:49 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

It's been a while since I have reviewed this software, so it was quite a surprise using this edition. The more some things change, the more they seem to stay the same. In STATISTICA's case, it is still overwhelming. It is rapidly seen, however, that this seeming drawback is greatly mitigated by several new features


Balloon Makes Near-space Flight

June 30, 2008 8:32 am | News | Comments

A group of graduate students has broken the world amateur high-altitude balloon record in a recent near-space flight that exceeded 125,000 feet, beating the previous amateur altitude record by nearly 5,000 feet


Computer Mind-reader

June 30, 2008 8:05 am | News | Comments

For centuries, the concept of mind readers was strictly the domain of folklore and science fiction


Major Jurassic Dinosaur Find Announced

June 30, 2008 7:50 am | News | Comments

A major dinosaur fossil discovery has been announced in southeastern Utah


Gator Blood Destroys Deadly Superbugs

June 30, 2008 7:31 am | News | Comments

Despite their reputation for attacks on humans and pets, alligators are wiggling their way toward a new role as potential lifesavers in medicine


Plastic Brain Outsmarts Experts

June 26, 2008 7:13 am | News | Comments

New research suggests that at least one aspect of a person's IQ can be improved by training the type of memory known as fluid intelligence


New Eye on the Universe

June 26, 2008 7:07 am | News | Comments

Last week, the Delta II rocket easily lifted the GLAST spacecraft off the launch pad, out of smoke and clouds and into a blue Florida sky headed for space


World on a String.

June 10, 2008 8:24 am | Articles | Comments

Toward experimental support for string theory Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Emerging on the scene in the late 1960s, a new idea coalesced into what is now known as “string theory.” Like the many theories before it, string theory claimed to describe tiny objects well beyond our measurement ability to detect them. The initial symmetry and elegance of the theory led some to contemplate its importance as a grand unifying “theory of everything”


Tiny Rivers Cool 3-D Chips

June 6, 2008 12:49 pm | News | Comments

In IBM’s labs, tiny rivers of water are cooling computer chips that have circuits and components stacked on top of each other


Searching for ET

June 6, 2008 12:37 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers is proposing use of the new Allen Telescope Array to search a swath of the sky known as the ecliptic plane. The ATA provides researchers with the capability to search for possible signals from technologically advanced civilizations elsewhere in our galaxy


‘God Particle’ Quest Heats Up

June 6, 2008 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Physicists are hoping that Atlas will help unlock deep scientific mysteries and lead to discovery of the 'God particle'


Galaxies Collide in Dramatic New Images

April 30, 2008 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars. But galaxies have a dynamical side. In never-before-seen detail, 59 views of colliding galaxies dramatically illustrate how they produce a remarkable variety of intricate structures


Infinity and Beyond in Vivid 3-D

April 30, 2008 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The final frontier just got a bit closer. Now everyone can tour the night sky and thousands of galactic destinations using high-resolution images from the world's best land- and space-based telescopes. WorldWide Telescope beta has officially launched, opening the door to new ways to see and experience the wonders of space


Laptops Send Early Earthquake Warnings

April 30, 2008 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The Quake-Catcher Network, a collaborative research project between UC Riverside and Stanford University will use distributed computing to develop a low-cost seismic network for earthquake detection and early warning. Many laptops have sudden motion sensors internal to them, which can be used to detect shaking caused by earthquakes


Cluster Systems Management (CSM)

April 30, 2008 8:00 pm | Ibm Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for AIX and Linux is designed for management of distributed and clustered servers in technical and commercial computing environments



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