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  • Blog Post: TechNet Creates Silverlight Application as Clearinghouse for Technology Resources

    I’m a sucker for good technology and really useful  interfaces and applications – I just saw this post from the MSPress about the TechNet Desktop Player – not only will it be really useful for finding tech resources based on your role, but also if you set your zipcode in the setting it gets you...
  • Blog Post: Project Tuva: Richard Feynman is now available to all.

    Project Tuva , an enhanced video player showcasing Richard Feynman’s “Messenger” lectures is available for all to try out.  It’s the way I’d like to view talks and related information – check it out.  Not only does it allow for web links, images, but it also integrates with the WorldWide Telescope...
  • Blog Post: Michael Jackson Memorial Concert Live in HD on the Web

    Just heard that the Michael Jackson Memorial concert will be broadcast live in HD over the Web.  They will be using IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight , the technology that delivered on-demand video for the 2008 Sumer Olympics on NBCOlympics.com . Michael Jackson Memorial Concert | Sympatico ...
  • Blog Post: Out of this World - NASA - International Space Station Photosynth collections

    NASA released some out of the world Photosynth collections today – highlighting the International Space Station (inside and out) and the next Mars Rover .  The photos by NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus really show off all the details of such a complex “flying machine” both internally and externally...
  • Blog Post: WorldWide Telescope – Busy couple of weeks – NASA and SilverLight

    Yesterday the joint press release went out on the collaboration and Space Act Agreement we’re been working on with NASA for sometime.  We’re really excited about working with NASA to process many datasets like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and make them available in WorldWide Telescope ...
  • Blog Post: eclipse4SL: Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight

    Just saw a posting that eclipse4SL - the Eclipse tools for Silverlight project is available. It is an eclipse plug-in that enables Eclipse developers to use the Eclipse IDE to create applications that run on the Microsoft Silverlight runtime platform. The purpose of this project is the creation of open...
  • Blog Post: Swearing-in Ceremony on the Web

    It will be great to be able to watch the swearing-in ceremony from any computer on the internet.  That combine with CNN/Photosynth capturing The Moment of the oath should be pretty amazing – can’t wait to see that synth… How it Will Work We’ll take your photos from every angle, combine them with...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth in Silverlight

    Very neat to see a experimental Silverlight viewer for Photosynth . Here’s one synth I did while at SC08 of the MS Booth
  • Blog Post: Deep Photo at MS Pro Photo Summit

    Really neat demo by Michael Cohen (MSR) of Deep Photo at the Pro Photo Summit – uses Virtual Earth and the 3D geometric information to create haze models and clear up images…wish I had that for many of my photos. Video: Virtual Earth Demo at Microsoft Pro Photo Summit [Thanks – LiveSide ] Also check...
  • Blog Post: DeepEarth - VE and Silverlight Deep Zoom

    Just ran across he DeepEarth OpenSource community project on CodePlex - bringing SilverLight 2 Deep Zoom to Virtual Earth - it pans and zooms really smooth.  Test it out or check out the video
  • Blog Post: NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

    Just saw this post that the NY Times Reader for the Mac is available - I'm interested in seeing how the Silverlight version works.  I've been using the WPF version for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and really like the ease of reading articles.  I'd like to see some research journals and magazines...
  • Blog Post: Create Your Own E-Learning

    Ran across the release of the Learning Content Development System (LCDS) .  Would seem to be a good way to package up some scientific demos/simulations and get it out in short course forms... What is the LCDS? The Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a tool that enables you to create high...
  • Blog Post: Fluxnet move to Silverlight v2.0 Beta 1

    Savas has been coding again :-) - he's updated the FLUXNET Data set visualization to Silverlight  v2.  Fluxnet move to Silverlight v2.0 Beta 1 It's been a while since I touched the Fluxnet code. Given that the original release was built on Silverlight v1.1 , I put some time today in re-implementing...
  • Blog Post: Kit3D - a 3D graphics engine for Microsoft Silverlight

    I was pointed to this on CodePlex - interesting to think how it could be used to enable Science Apps to display their data in 3D.  Check out the samples at http://www.markdawson.org/Kit3D Kit3D - a 3D graphics engine for Microsoft Silverlight - Home Kit3D is a 3D graphics engine for Microsoft Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight-based cycle stealing

    Savas and I had talked about this idea of using Silverlight-based cycle stealing and wondered how well it would work. It's good to see this article on CodeProject about Legion: Build your own virtual super computer with Silverlight by Daniel Vaughan . Legion is a Grid Computing framework that uses the...
  • Blog Post: PopFly open to Public Beta

    It's great to see that PopFly is now open to a larger audience via it's public beta. I especially like the PopFly mashup Deb Agarwal (Berkeley Water Center) did with the AmeriFlux datasets they are working with - a good example of how you can visualize scientific data.
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Apps

    Saw this post by Qixing on the uses of Silverlight in different sites - I'd like to start compiling a list of eScience sites/applications using Silverlight...let me know if you are using it... MLB.com integrated Silverlight Podium ’08 - MSN’s Election 2008 coverage is the first of many innovations...
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