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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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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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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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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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Database Integration Toolbox

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

Ideal for anyone working with technical data, from simple queries to enterprise-caliber applications, the Database Integration Toolbox allows users to apply the power of Maple 9.5 to technical datasets. You can query, create and update JDBC -compliant databases,

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3-D-DOCTOR

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

3-D-DOCTOR is 3-D imaging software for researchers doing medical (MRI, CT, Microscopy), engineering, scientific, and industrial 3-D imaging applications. It is US FDA-approved for medical imaging applications.

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S-PLUS

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

S-PLUS software is a solution for exploratory data modeling and statistical analysis. With over 4,200 data analysis functions, the software allows users to perform more insightful analyses, create revealing graphics and make more informed business decisions.

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DecisionSite 8

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

DecisionSite's guided analytic capabilities are built around a data exploration and visualization engine. The software enables users to access information from virtually any source, merge it with other data, and place it in a dynamic interactive environment.

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J-Wave 3.5

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Rogue Wave Software | Product Releases | Comments

JWAVE is a client/server solution that uses Sun Microsystems' Java components to develop and deploy applications across an enterprise via the Internet or an intranet.

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IRIS Explorer 5.0

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Numerical Algorithms Group | Product Releases | Comments

IRIS Explorer 5.0 is a tool for developing customized visualization applications. Features include interactive demos, example maps/templates and search facilities, as well as algorithms and the ability to combine modules.

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amira

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

amira is a software application used in creating 3-D visualizations and geometric models of 3-D image data sets from various application areas.

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Tecplot 10

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

Tecplot 10 is technical plotting software with extensive XY, 2- and 3-D capabilities for visualizing data from analyses, simulations and experiments. This release includes new capabilities in three key areas: plotting tools, data management, and the user interface.

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PV-WAVE

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Rogue Wave Software | Product Releases | Comments

PV-WAVE is an array-based programming language used to build and deploy visual data analysis applications. It has image and signal processing, data import and export, 3-D surface, plot, histogram, contour, animation, color editor and a database table display.

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EL-USB-1

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

EL-USB-1 is a USB temperature data logger with a measurement range of -25 to +80°C (-13 to +176°F).

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