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May 4, 2009 7:07 am | Perkinelmer Life And Analytical Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

LABWORKS LIMS 6.1 is a laboratory information management system with a zero footprint Web client. It is designed to be effectively deployed with minimal user training and to consistently perform on a wide variety of Web browsers


Symphony 4.1

May 4, 2009 6:48 am | Platform Computing Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Symphony 4.1 is a service-oriented middleware solution that increases the speed of transactions, reduces bottlenecks and allows users to rapidly grid-enable applications


Metallic Spider Silk Five Times Stronger than Steel

May 4, 2009 6:29 am | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a way to make spider silk five times stronger than steel by adding small amounts of metal.


Gene Therapy One Step Closer

May 4, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

The first large-scale computer simulation of gene therapy has illuminated details that could help clinicians design new experimental therapies using the most appropriate gene delivery vehicles


Concealed Territory Exposed on Planet Mercury

May 4, 2009 6:04 am | News | Comments

Up until last year, globes of Mercury were blank on one side. Now, using high-resolution and multispectral images, MESSENGER has revealed Mercury in almost its entirety for the first time, making detailed exploration of the planet’s surface possible


Celebrity Faces Contain Hidden Barcodes

May 4, 2009 5:51 am | News | Comments

Faces are unique in their ability to convey a vast range of information about people, including their gender, age and mood. By manipulating images of George Clooney’s face, researchers have shown nearly all the information can be simplified into black and white lines of information


Race for Deep-sea Gold under Way

May 4, 2009 5:40 am | by Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer There's gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it's a mile or two underwater and encased in massive mineral deposits that layer a dark, mysterious world. However, new technology


Flying Microrobot Defies Gravity

April 20, 2009 8:31 am | News | Comments

An engineering research team has developed the world's first flying microrobot capable of manipulating objects for microscale applications.


Cold Fusion Rebirth? New Evidence for LENR

April 20, 2009 8:20 am | News | Comments

Researchers are reporting compelling new scientific evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the process once called "cold fusion" that may promise a new source of energy


Ancient Life Form Key to New Solar Energy

April 20, 2009 8:06 am | News | Comments

Engineers have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build


Robo-fish Swarm Unleashed

April 17, 2009 12:50 pm | by Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer A school of autonomous robotic fish will be released into a Spanish port to help monitor pollution. Information gathered from the robo-fish will be transmitted to the port's control center using a wireless Internet signal



April 17, 2009 12:30 pm | Microway, Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

WhisperStation-PSC is a personal supercomputer featuring Tesla GPUs and the CUDA SDK. It contains up to four Tesla C1060 GPUs, two AMD or Intel processors, 64 GB memory and optional RAID storage


Mathematical Physiology II: Systems Physiology

April 17, 2009 11:32 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

For those readers who have perused my review of the previous volume on cellular physiology, it is apparent that these interdisciplinary texts are meant to offer a little biology to the engineers and mathematicians and a lot of math to any life scientist bold enough to turn the pages.


Network Analysis Programs

April 17, 2009 11:14 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. You don’t need to be a network engineer to benefit from these programs While troubleshooting some data system connectivity problems recently, I had reason to reacquaint myself with a number of the free network analysis programs currently available. In this column, I'll discuss some of the ones I tried and the type of information they can provide


Key to Higher IQ Revealed

April 3, 2009 12:47 pm | News | Comments

They say a picture tells a thousand stories, but can it also tell how smart you are? Actually, say researchers, it can



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