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Inductive Interrogation

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | by Bill Weaver, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Magnetic field response measurement sensors Bill Weaver, Ph.D. One of the many great things about working behind the fence at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the diversity of truly amazing technology under development. Shuttling among the Air Force Research Laboratory facilities as an on-site research contractor is an experience that will not soon wear off. A palpable gee-whiz ether permeates the storied collection of hangers and test cells...

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Integrating Simple Instruments with Laboratory Systems

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | by Robert Pavlis | Articles | Comments

More than just a serial port connection Robert Pavlis Today's more progressive laboratories have already integrated their laboratory information management systems (LIMS) with their chromatography data systems (CDS) and other complex instrument data systems, and are now looking to integrate simple instruments like balances and pH meters to achieve further gains in productivity and quality control. Unfortunately, integrating simple instruments is...

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Building Global Data Sharing and Collaboration Networks

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | by Michael Joyce | Articles | Comments

High-performance networking for the ATLAS experiment Michael Joyce How do you build a network to support nearly 2,000 physicists from sites all over the globe? That was the question Shawn McKee, Ph.D. faced. As lead on the University of Michigan's computing infrastructure efforts for the ATLAS experiment from CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), he and his colleagues are coming together to answer questions such as, "Why do...

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A Demanding User is a Semantic User

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Achieving high-level on-demand computing Art Sedighi Grid computing enables uniform and single-view access to a set of resources managed centrally by a system administrator — either a human being or a software piece. The most challenging part of building a grid environment is the scheduling of tasks across available nodes efficiently. The administrator of a grid environment is thus responsible for meeting supply and demands of its users, or for...

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Applied Biosystems and SQL Star LIMS™ v5 Software: Powerful Technology, Proven Solutions, and a Focus on Customer Success

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Applied Biosystems and SQL*LIMS™ v5 Software: Powerful Technology, Proven Solutions, and a

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LabWare: Marketplace Momentum is Proof That Results Count

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

LabWare: Marketplace Momentum is Proof That Results

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What Is That Process? Identifying what is actually running on your system

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Given the current paranoia regarding all of the viruses, worms and general spyware going around. It is quite reasonable to wonder what programs are actually running on your computer. For Windows users, a good way to get a handle on this is to launch the Windows Task Manager — just remember that it is possible to configure applications so that the Task Manager can't see them!

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Nature’s Way

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Translucent menace vs. the overlords Randy C. Hice I knew it was going to end badly — very badly. I've been in a number of dust-ups in my life; I've had guns pointed at me, a few have been fired; I have been at the center of attention of an edgy mob of 100 that was looking for some satisfaction. The list goes on. You often don't know what is going to happen, so you hope for the best and plan for the worst. Never sit with your back to the door (see...

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Protecting Sensitive Data: Fail-safe techniques for erasing magnetic storage media

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

After a U.S. intelligence-gathering aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision off the coast of China four years ago, the crew was unable to erase sensitive information from magnetic data storage systems before making an emergency landing…

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Distant Ball of Dust Not Dusty Enough

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

One of the youngest supernova remnants known, a glowing red ball of dust created by the explosion 1,000 years ago of a supermassive star in a nearby galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, exhibits the same problem as exploding stars in our own galaxy: too little dust

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The Plutonium Conundrum

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have gone a long way to solving a question about the nature of plutonium that has remained a mystery since the Manhattan Project. Plutonium behaves like no other element in nature

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North Pole’s Ancient Past Holds Lessons for Future Global Warming

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Detailed information on greenhouse gasses and a subtropical heat wave at the North Pole 55 million years ago is providing information about the Earth's past as well as a portent for its future…

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Web Studio 6.1 SP1

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Web Studio 6.1 SP1 is an integrated collection of automation tools that includes the components required to develop modern human machine interfaces (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition system

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'Living Fossil' Captured on Video

May 31, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The first images of a live specimen of a small, furry animal once believed to have gone extinct more than 11 million years ago have been captured during a Southeast Asian expedition led by a retired Florida State University researcher…

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