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Agilent Combines Gene Expression, Proteomics and Reagents Businesses into New Life-Sciences Unit

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the formation of the Integrated Biology Solutions (IBS) unit within its Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis business group.

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PNNL Recognized for Commercializing Technologies

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been recognized for

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Enigmatic X-Ray Sources May Point To New Class Of Black Holes

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Mysterious, powerful X-ray sources found in nearby galaxies may represent a new class of objects, according to data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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U.S. Defense Department Chooses Los Alamos to Help Design Supercomputers

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will try to predict how the supercomputers of the future will perform under a three-year, $4.2-million grant recently awarded by the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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IBM Supercomputer Aids Advanced Bioinformatics Research

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

IBM announced that the University at Buffalo (UB) Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, The State University of New York, will use IBM technologies and research expertise to study the structure and behavior of human proteins.

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Cray to Acquire OctigaBay

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Cray announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held OctigaBay Systems. OctigaBay is developing a high performance computing (HPC) system designed to make supercomputing performance accessible to the growing community of scientific and technical computing users.

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Toshiba's Hard Disk Drive Smallest in the World

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

TOKYO -- Toshiba Corporation announced that Guinness World Records has certified its 0.85-inch hard disk drive (HDD) as the smallest in the world and will feature it in the 2005 edition. Toshiba's 0.

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Nikon Announces Opening of 2004 Small World Competition

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced the opening of the Nikon 2004 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Celebrating its 30th year, Nikon's International Small World Competition was founded in 1975 to recognize excellence in photography through the microscope.

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NC State Scientists Develop Breakthrough Internet Protocol

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers in North Carolina State University's Department of Computer Science have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet that makes today's high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections seem lethargic.

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Visualization Aids Steering of Complex Simulations on the Grid

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Off-the-shelf compute power allows optimized data transfer Jeremy Walton, Jason Wood and Ken Brodlie The use of visualization as a tool for the understanding and analysis of numerical datasets (particularly those that are large, complicated or time-dependent) has been well-established for some time.

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The Birds and the Bees Reloaded

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Pattern seeking with neural networks and representative democracies Bill Weaver, Ph.D. The conversion of raw inputs into meaningful output is the primary objective of the data acquisition and analysis process.

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HP 49g+ Graphing Calculator: Yet more handheld power

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

For those wishing some quick graphics, or just quick and dirty calculations of anything from simple arithmetic to differential equations, this may be the way to go. As a long-time user of HP's venerable 48GX as well as TI's 83 plus (I'm a calculation junkie and love to compare products) it never ceases to amaze me as to the capabilities of each new generation of hand calculators.

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Digital Image Recovery Utilities

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | by John R. Joyce Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

A number of intelligent programs are available for different operating systems John R. Joyce, Ph.D. With the proliferation of digital cameras and flash memory drives, instances of data loss in these devices is becoming more frequent. This column recently took a look at disk undelete utilities.

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Scientific Data Management Market Evolves and Splits in Two

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

As more companies focus attention on protecting the "lifecycle" of data, customers for the first time will have choices   Scott Deutsch The market for scientific data management began to mature in 2003 in ways that will dramatically benefit the entire laboratory and research community.

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Ongoing Developments in International Scientific Data Standards

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Moving toward open multi-vendor data exchange and archiving standards Tony Davies, Maren Fiege and Mark Harnois In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of interest in data mining, data longevity, data exchange and data archiving.

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