Imagine playing a video game and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house. Gaming could become this realistic, thanks to new technology that allows for highly accurate, 3-D motion tracking. The new system, dubbed “WiTrack”, uses radio signals to track a person through walls and obstructions
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, announced the selection...
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on October 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of...
The fast Fourier transform, one of the most important algorithms of the 20th century,...
In 2006, the Montgomery Police Department used cellphone tower data to help convict a man who shot and killed a 30-year-old police officer in the head during a traffic stop. Mario Woodward, 40, was charged with capital murder and then in 2008, sentenced to the death penalty by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs. The officer, Keith Houts, left behind a wife and five children.
Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don't represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all. The DNA research gives the spot instead to comb jellies, a group of gelatinous marine animals with names like the sea walnut and the sea gooseberry.
An optional grading module for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) allows multiple specifications to be set up for products manufactured in batches. It provides the functionality required to assign the tests and apply the limits needed to determine the grade of any manufactured batch.
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy announced the 2014 Technical Program that includes over 2,000 presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards and posters. This year’s program covers a wide range of applications such as biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, food science, fuels/energy, lab management, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics and regulations.
On December 6, 1998, the crew of space shuttle mission STS-88 began construction of the International Space Station, attaching the U.S.-built Unity node and the Russian-built Zarya module together in orbit. The crew carried a large-format IMAX camera, used to take this image
Dell has announced it is building on its strategic alliance with Microsoft to deliver Windows Azure to Dell customers worldwide through the Dell Cloud Partner Program. This expands upon the previously announced alliance providing Application Development Services on Windows Azure.
Noble gas molecules have been detected in space for the first time in the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant, by astronomers at UCL. Led by Professor Mike Barlow, the team used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to observe the Crab Nebula in far infrared light. Their measurements of regions of cold gas and dust led them to the serendipitous discovery of the chemical fingerprint of argon hydride ions
Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood by using a mathematical formula? From child-parent struggles to cyber-attacks and civil unrest, they can all be explained with a simple mathematical expression called a "power-law." In a sort of unified theory of human conflict, scientists have found a way to mathematically describe the severity and timing of human...
Global supercomputer leader Cray announced the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has put a Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray CS300 system has been combined with the University’s current Cray cluster supercomputer, and is providing researchers and scientists with a 1.1 petaflop system for computational science.
Geneva, 12 December 2013. Following a resolution unanimously adopted at today’s 169th session of the CERN* Council, CERN is set to admit Israel as the Organization’s 21st Member State. Israeli Membership will be effective from the date on which Israel formally notifies UNESCO that it has ratified the CERN Convention.
Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 is a modeling and simulation environment for chemists, polymer scientists and other materials scientists that is designed to enable them to engineer better-performing and more cost-effective materials across a wide range of applications, including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, polymers, composites, metals, alloys, batteries and fuel cells.
Chemical Abstracts Service and PerkinElmer have announced a collaboration to combine the power of two chemistry solutions: SciFinder and ChemBioDraw. The ChemBioDraw platform is a digital drawing tool for chemists and biologists. SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
This 50x image of a water flea live specimen was honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Ian Gardiner, a photographer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, using a darkfield technique.
Synthetic, man-made cells and ultrathin electronics built from a new form of "zero-dimensional" carbon nanotube may be possible through research at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. The research, ""Zero-Dimensional" Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes," was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
Image-Pro Premier 9.1 image analysis software is designed for scientific and industrial image analysis and image processing, providing tools to capture, process, measure, share, visualize and compare images.