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‘Cyber Eye’ Takes Nearly Any Shape

September 5, 2008 7:59 am | News | Comments

Instead of using a flat microchip as the light sensor for their new camera, a team of engineers has developed a sensor that is a flexible mesh of wire-connected pixels


Examplar LIMS 2.0

September 4, 2008 9:16 am | Sapio Sciences Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Examplar LIMS 2.0 features a Workflow Manager, which enables creation of complex workflows to track any laboratory procedure and enforce data collection at key points in any protocol


SigmaPlot 11

September 4, 2008 9:03 am | Systat Software, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SigmaPlot 11 scientific graphing and data analysis software offers a full range of statistical functions in addition to graphing templates and utilities to facilitate data analysis for non-statisticians.


ACD ChemSketch 11.0

September 2, 2008 12:50 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

The latest version of the chemical drawing package ACD/ChemSketch Freeware, version 11.0, provides access to chemical drawing tools with features that include interface changes


31st TOP500 List Topped by First-ever Petaflops Supercomputer

September 2, 2008 12:17 pm | by Hans Werner Meuer | Articles | Comments

In the world of high performance computing, building a system that performed at the petaflop/s level — carrying out 1,000 trillion floating point operations per second – has been such a barrier for more than 10 years. With the June 9, 2008, announcement that the IBM Roadrunner supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory achieved a sustained 1.026 petaflop/s performance while running the Linpack benchmark


Implementing and Debugging RS232 Serial Connections

September 2, 2008 9:11 am | by Thomas Lutz | Articles | Comments

A short tutorial on serial interface communications Thomas Lutz There are thousands of devices available with an RS232 serial interface including laboratory instrumentation, quality and process control devices, measuring instruments, meters, gauges, scales, industrial controllers, sensors, PLCs, etc


The Magic of Genomics: JMP Genomics 3.2 offers the statistical power of SAS with the simplicity of JMP

September 2, 2008 8:39 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

This is probably the most challenging review that I’ve done to date. It involves not only the complexity of genetics, but layers on the difficultyof mathematics and the frustrations of programming and algorithms. Add to this the fact that the testing work was done through two computers and involved the Internet.


Stellar Still Births Revealed

August 26, 2008 9:06 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that brown dwarfs may well be stellar ‘miscarriages’ that should be treated as a separate class of celestial body


Grow Your Own Home from Living Trees

August 26, 2008 8:49 am | News | Comments

A children’s playground, made entirely from trees? A shelter made from living tree roots that could provide natural earthquake protection?


Photosynth: Out of this World

August 26, 2008 8:19 am | News | Comments

First there was the snapshot, and then came video. Now there is Photosynth, a new service that allows users to transform regular digital photos into 3-D, 360-degree “synths”


3-D Protein Encyclopedia is Interactive

August 26, 2008 7:58 am | News | Comments

A free collaborative Web site is providing a new resource for biologists and biochemists by linking written information and 3-D structural information


Invisibility Cloaks a Step Closer

August 18, 2008 12:28 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light


Mars Express Acquires Best-ever Images of Phobos

August 18, 2008 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Mars Express closed in on the intriguing martian moon Phobos at 6:50 CEST on 23 July, flying past at 2.96 km/s, only 100 km from the center of the moon


Mother Earth Stripped Naked

August 18, 2008 11:58 am | News | Comments

Have you ever wondered what our world would look like stripped bare of all plants, soils, water and man-made structures?


Large Hadron Collider Starting Up

August 18, 2008 11:18 am | News | Comments

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on September 10, 2008



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