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    Science Images in Photosynth

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    Here are a few really good synths of scientific images in Photosynth.  You can find others using Microscopes or Biology .  And there is even a Dissected Cat if you have a strong stomach. Obelia, polyps, golangia by ppberk Micrographs of powder...
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    Data needs to be Discoverable, Accessible, and Consumable

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    While the Data Deluge is upon on the scientific communities, how to manage and share the scientific data is still a challenge.  To really allow data to be useful for scientists and general consumers data needs to be Discoverable, Accessible, and...
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    Zero Gravity - ltbennett.com

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    Here's a really neat SilverLight based game - www.ltbennett.com Check out more details on Tim's Blog so what is it? well, Zero Gravity is a game and involves our absent-minded astronaut, lt. bennett , who continues to crash his ship into an asteroid....
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    Delivering End-to-End High-Productivity Computing

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    Here's a very good paper outlining the work by Marc Holmes (MTC) and Simon Cox on producing an end to end solution using WinCCS (HPC) and many other technologies - it would be great to get feedback from others if they have setup their WinCCS cluster this...
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    Silverlight 1.1 2D Physics

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    Very cool demo of a Silverlight and a 2D Physics engine... Silverlight 1.1 2D Physics May 22nd, 2007 · 19 Comments Are you tired of physics demos yet? I hope not because I’ve just made another one It’s using the Managed Bullet Physics library I ported...
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    Microsoft Releases Speech Recognition Macros for Windows Vista

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    With the combination of a Vista Tablet PC and these Speech Recognition Macros (thanks Blake ) - could that be a basis for a Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)?  It would be interesting to see if having those different modes of interaction (text, touch...
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    Document Interop – OpenXML to HTML

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    It’s good to see how the vision of the OpenXML document formats is being more fully realized, especially with the availability of tools from the Document Interoperability Initiative .  The latest ones being the Open XML Document Viewer that allows...
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    Build 2012 on Channel 9–great streaming info

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      Even if you weren’t able to get a registration for //Build/ 2012 – the streaming sessions are a great experience.  You can watch the sessions live, like the Azure sessions happening today – or the prerecorded sessions like Windows 8 and Windows...
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    PubMed Central Article Authoring Add-in

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    Scientists should find this Word 2007 add-in very useful, especially when submitting to PubMed central. It also shows how this could be utilized with other systems need to capture Metadata at the time of authoring. This Technology Preview release of the...
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    DeepEarth - VE and Silverlight Deep Zoom

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    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 Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn...
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    What’s an Albedo? (And Why You Should Care)

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    Here’s a really good article on KQED’s Climate Watch on Albedo and why it’s important in a warming planet – it’s also really good to see Jeff Dozier’s work highlighted in the article.   btw, last year Jeff was awarded the Jim Gray eScience Award...
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    HPC 2008 & NCSA – 23rd on Top500 – Great Efficiency

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    The Top500 list was released and the cluster at NCSA came in at 23rd running a beta of Windows HPC 2008 .  What’s really interesting is the 77% efficiency and that it only took 4 hours to install the 1200 node cluster. Press Article - Windows HPC...
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    PHP Support in Expression Web 2

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    Passing this note about PHP support in Expression Web 2.... PHP Support in Expression Web 2 For those who might wonder about how open Microsoft is to third-party development tools and/or languages, here's one answer : In response to feedback from Expression...
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    WIndows netbook runs on AA batteries

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    Just saw this posting on WindowsForDevices.com for the the Gecko EduBook that will be available in July for approximately $200.  The modularity of the device is quite interesting, since the CPU and RAM are on a replaceable allowing the CPU to be...
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    .NET Bio: the new name for Microsoft Biology Foundation and now open source

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    Microsoft Research is putting .NET Bio , a bioinformatics toolkit into the Outercurve Foundation , allowing community involvement in the future of this open-source project. See the full post by Simon Mercer describing the transfer to Outercurve as a new...
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    WWT at TechFest on NYTimes.com

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    The NYTimes.com article by Ashlee Vance , included a great picture by Stuart Isett for The New York Times showing the dome that was put together for TechFest to demonstrate the planetarium projection mode of WWT as well as the gesture interaction from...
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    SCIENCE Article: An Earth Systems Science Agency?

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    Very interesting article in current issue of Science... The United States faces unprecedented environmental and economic challenges in the decades ahead. Foremost among them will be climate change, sea-level rise, altered weather patterns, declines in...
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    HPC Server 2008 Experience Counts Academic Program

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    Great opportunity to get a special academic discount on Windows HPC Server 2008.   Windows® HPC Server 2008 Experience Counts Academic Program You know the value of high-performance computing (HPC). No matter the topic - the inner workings of...
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    University of Washington eScience Institute Rollout Event

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    Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure to participate and present at the UW eScience Institute kickoff event.  I really enjoyed the event and and the vision laid out by Ed Lazowska .  The talks by David Baker, Martin Savage and Andy Connolly...
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    Science News to justify half a bar of chocolate per week - lowers risk of heart disease

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    I only wish the study coming out of the Moli-sani Project being run by Research Laboratories of the Catholic University in Campobasso recommended milk chocolate instead dark chocolate.  Sorry Snickers - Half A Bar Of Chocolate Per Week, But Just...
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    PDC watch remotely – Great News

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    This is really good to hear…being able to watch some of the PDC sessions remotely.  I’m looking forward to tuning in. PDC @ Home With the current global crisis some of us will not be able to attend PDC this year due to different reasons however the...
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    New drop of .NetMap available

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    There’s a new release (1.0.1.52) of .NetMap available – which includes both the Excel Template and the class libraries.  The big feature in this drop is the ability to do Directed or Undirected graphs.  This determines whether arrows are drawn...
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    “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” E-Book

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    Just saw the announcement of the e-book “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” – a good resource for anyone interested in developing for the cloud.  Announcing E-book version of Scott Guthrie’s “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows...
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    Interesting Papers from MSR – Nov 2008

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    Papers from the November 2008 drop Microsoft Research I found quite interesting. Txt-it Notes: Paper Based Text Messaging Stuart Taylor - November 2008 Text messaging or SMS (Short Message Service) has be-come a ubiquitous form of communication, particularly...
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    Moved into new MSR building

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    It's been a bit hectic for the last few weeks - which included moving into the new MSR building 99 on campus.  Microsoft Research Moves into New Headquarters On Nov. 12, Microsoft Research Redmond moved into a brand-new building on the company’s...
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