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    Fun with Blog Maps – Oh North Dakota where are you?

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    It’s been a rainy Friday – so for fun I wanted to see ho w my WorldMap is doing.  I have hits from all 50 states, except North Dakota – so my challenge is how do I get one of the just over 640K residents to hit my blog….if you have any thoughts on...
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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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    Electric Vehicle Conversion Project

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    It’s great to run across professors that try ideas out – especially outside of their field.  Last week I was at Purdue University attending the Dept of Computing and Information Technology Industrial Advisory Board meeting – and found out about Mike...
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    Virtual Earth in full view

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    Now this is a way to view Virtual Earth – talk about an immersive experience.  I would like to see how WorldWide Telescope would look on this display… PDC2008 ShowOff Entry: Multi-channel Virtual Earth Multi-channel Virtual Earth Description This...
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    .NetMap @ Harvard

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    Marc Smith gave a (Excel) .NetMap online tutorial at Harvard this morning hosted by David Lazar of the Harvard Kennedy School - Program on Networked Governance .  The slides and recording will be available at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/netgov Online...
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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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    DataDepot – Blogging, Visualize, and Engage with your Data

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    Looking for a way to interact around data – take a look at the MSR DataDepot , a place to communicate around datasets – essentially bringing together the idea of blogging/wikis and scientific data.  I especially like the idea of mixing and matching...
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    Blogging in Real Ink – electronic notebook?

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    Earlier this year I stumbled upon Adapx’s Capturx™  for Microsoft® Office OneNote® – which is a digital pen that captures what you write and then you can upload to OneNote.  So you get all the benefits of Paper and Ink (quick boot time :-),...
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    Asus Windows CE PND sports heads-up display

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    I can’t wait to see one of these in action in person…I’m willing to beta test :-) Asus announced a "revolutionary" Windows CE PND (personal navigation device)  that projects directions, speed, and other information onto a car windshield...
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    HPC - MPI.NET 1.0 Is Now Released...!

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    PhilPen has posted that the folks at Indiana University have released MPI.NET: High Performance C# library for Message Passing .  The runtime and source code are available for download as well as a Tutorial .  This should make it much easier...
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    Touchless

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    Touchless is a fun and very cool release available from Office Labs – all you need is a webcam and some objects to use as pointers/markers… check it out. Touchless Touchless enables touch without touching by using a webcam to track color based markers...
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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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    Image Composite Editor (ICE) available for download

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    The Interactive Visual Media Group from Microsoft Research has released Image Composite Editor (ICE) – which let’s you stitch together images and output to multi-resolution tiled formats – great for creating HD View images… Image Composite Editor (ICE...
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    Virtual Earth 6.2 Technical Webcast

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    Here are a couple of upcoming Virtual Earth Webcasts to highlight the uses and details of the Virtual Earth 6.2 Release.   There are many VE pieces that can be used with scientific data, ie  to plot or even overlay other maps using mapcruncher...
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    Science Cribsheets from SEED Magazine

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    With all the activity in different science domains – I always keep an eye on the Science Cribsheets that SEED magazine puts out.   The latest, #16 is on Synthetic Biology…they’ve covered many topics from Stem Cells, Hurricanes, Climate Change...
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    My Clown Club Card

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    Thanks to Office OFFline I was able to create my own Shoe Circus Clown Club card as featured in the new ads.  Just make sure you right click on the link and save as. Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)
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    Data Mining Services in the Cloud – Mine your Data, Any Place, Any Time

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    This is great news - Software-plus-Services that any scientist/researcher could use.  The SQL Server Data Mining folks have a Data Mining Service in the cloud they are testing out…I posted previously [ OLAP and Scientific Data & Data Mining Addins...
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    F# – Sept CTP available and units of measure checking/inference

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    The September 2008 CTP of F# is now available for download.  F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework and really should be looked at by scientists/researchers.  Also check out the F# Developer Center on MSDN for more info...
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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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    Accessible Research blog

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    Sam Stokes has spun up a blog to make research more accessible to students and though's of us that are learners for life.  His latest post is looking at a project Sensor touch: Fun in reaching out using Xbox controllers…sounds like fun – would also...
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    OLAP and Scientific Data

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    While I’ve been pushing the ideas of using OLAP data cubes to evaluate scientific data for awhile, I thought it might be a good time to pull together some relevant papers and links. I believe OLAP is ideal to help analyze large quantities of data including...
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    Windows HPC and Pixar animation software RenderMan

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    It’s great to see that Pixar will be releasing RenderMan on the upcoming release of Windows HPC 2008.  The rendering software behind such hit animated movies as The Incredibles , Ratatouille and Monsters Inc. should become even more powerful when...
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    The 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop at IUPUI – Registration Open

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    The registration site for this year’s Microsoft eScience Workshop at IUPUI is now open and the call for papers deadline has been extended to September 15 th . The 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop at IUPUI December 7-9, 2008, Indianapolis, IN, USA Important...
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    pptPlex from OfficeLabs – making PowerPoint fun again

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    I’ve been using the internal drop of pptPlex from OfficeLabs for awhile and really enjoy using the zoomable canvas.  glad to see they’ve made it available to a wider audience.  I especially like being able to combine different presentations...
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    Live Mesh Video

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    I really like the functionality provided by Live Mesh…and the video below helps gets the vision across.  Beyond file syncing – I just tested out distributing a .NET 3rd party app using Live Mesh and the app runs flawlessly.  So I could install...
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