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Using Statistics to Decipher Secrets of Natural Mutation

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A new mathematical approach for analyzing the complex, subtle patterns of natural mutation in DNA is likely to help biologists understand how mutation contributes to evolutionary change in mammals.The researchers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Philip Green and his student Dick Hwang, published a report describing the first applications of

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Riverbank Filtration Pulls Pollutants From Drinking Water

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Harmful contaminants often taint drinking water drawn directly from a river, but a low-cost natural filter may lie just beyond the banks. Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the soil alongside a river can remove dangerous microbes and organic material as water flows through it

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Thermo Electron Acquires InnaPhase Corp.

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Thermo Electron Corporation has completed the acquisition of InnaPhase Corporation, a premier supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, for approximately $65 million in cash, subject to a post-closing adjustment. Headquartered in

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Scientists Tame 'Hip Hop' Atoms

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

In an effort to put more science into the largely trial and error building of nanostructures, physicists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated new methods for placing what are typically

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Lord of the Rings Computers Turned Into Supercomputer-for-Hire

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The New Zealand Supercomputing Centre, launched this week, has already attracted interest from potential clients in New York, says Telecom hosting and storage manager Eric Pilon.

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Vulnerability of U.S. Power Grid Centers on Key Junctions

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Vulnerabilities inadvertently built into the U.S. power grid, which is one of the most complex systems ever constructed, have been identified by a research team lead by Reka Albert, assistant professor of physics at Penn State.

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Fred Whipple, World-Renowned Harvard and Smithsonian Astronomer, Dies

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Dr. Fred Lawrence Whipple, the oldest living American astronomer and one of the last giants of 20th century astronomy, passed away at the age of 97 following a prolonged illness. He was Phillips Professor of Astronomy Emeritus at Harvard University and a Senior Physicist at SAO

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MIT-NASA Team to Test First Interplanetary Laser Communication Link

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A NASA-MIT Lincoln Laboratory team will forge the first laser communication link between Mars and Earth. This unique experiment, part of NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, will greatly benefit the transmission of data from robotic spacecraft

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NASA Mission Returns With a Piece of the Sun

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NASA's Genesis spacecraft is set to swing by Earth and jettison a sample return capsule filled with particles of the Sun that may ultimately tell us more about the genesis of our solar system. "The Genesis mission — to capture a piece of the Sun and return it to Earth — is

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Software Bug Raises Spectre of 'JPEG of Death'

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Flawed software code used by numerous Microsoft applications to render images mean that a specially constructed image file could hijack a computer or spread a virus.

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Nanomaterials 2004

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

Nanomaterials 2004 Two Consecutive Conferences Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomagnetics (October 25-26, 2004) Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine (October 27, 2004) Stamford, CT, USA (Just outside New York City) Please click on link for more information. http://www.bccresearch.

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ACQUITY

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

ACQUITY Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) instrument is designed to take the practice of LC to new performance levels. Thisend-to-end UPLC system offering — specially designed column chemistries, hardware, software, and user

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Capillary & Micro Columns

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Polymer Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This range of capillary and micro chromatography columns for small scale chromatography are packed with high performance polymeric materials. Chemically stable polymeric particles are suitable for small scale chromatography and LC-MS applications, as they are chemically stable

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Universal ELN Solution

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Intellichem, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Universal ELN is now an integrated component of each product suite, adding value to the I ELN solutions tailored to meet the specific workflow requirements in drug discovery,

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Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) The 31st Annual Meeting

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

The purpose of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) is to organize an outstanding scientific meeting in all areas of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy each year. Please click on link for more information. https://facss.org/facss/conference_index.

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