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Forecasting the Future of Light

January 16, 2004 10:36 am | Articles | Comments

A steady demand for high-brightness LEDs (a), new applications in drug discovery (b), and an explosion in fiber optic sensors (c) paint a promising outlook for the photonics community. (Images: Big Fish Communications, Brookline, Mass.) Executives from industry and the U.S.

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2003 Scientist of the Year

November 12, 2003 7:43 am | Articles | Comments

Eric Lander has a very simple goal in lifeall he wants is to know everything there is to know about the human genome. And he believes he can do it. Eric Lander is director of the MIT Center for Genome Research at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Ian Foster Named 2003 Innovator of the Year

October 10, 2003 5:13 am | Articles | Comments

The Grid Defined Ian Foster initially defined a computational grid as a "hardware and software infrastructure that provides dependable, consistent, pervasive, and inexpensive access to high-end computational capabilities.

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2003 R & D 100 Awards Index of Winners

September 22, 2003 11:06 am | Articles | Comments

3M Acqiris SA ADA-ES, LLC Airak, Inc. Alcoa-Fujikura American Competitiveness Institute AMPTEK Inc. Anderson Electric Controls, Inc. Antek Instruments L.P. Arch Coal Argonne National Laboratory , 2 , 3 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Aspen Systems, Inc. Axon Instruments, Inc.

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2003 R&D 100 Awards Index of Winners

September 22, 2003 11:06 am | Award Winners

3M Acqiris SA ADA-ES, LLC Airak, Inc. Alcoa-Fujikura American Competitiveness Institute AMPTEK Inc. Anderson Electric Controls, Inc. Antek Instruments L.P. Arch Coal Argonne National Laboratory , 2 , 3 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Aspen Systems, Inc. Axon Instruments, Inc.

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R&D 100 Awards Electronics

September 19, 2003 12:15 pm | Award Winners

Signal Averaging Cards Go High Speed Developed by Daniel Abischer an engineer at Acqiris, SA, Geneva, Switzerland, the AP200 is a 2 GS/sec precision real-time signal averaging digitizer card used in time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometers.

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R&D 100 Awards X-Ray Technology

September 15, 2003 7:43 am | Award Winners

Deep Scanning Without Rotation Technological developments in security applications have boomed in light of recent events. In particular, x-ray scanning systems are subject to a higher standard for they represent the first line of defense in detection routines.

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R&D 100 Awards Vacuum/Thin Films

September 15, 2003 7:43 am | Award Winners

Measurement of Next-Gen Optics Going from 193 nm to 157 nm in semiconductor feature sizes creates new challenges in the measurement of lithography lenses.

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R&D 100 Awards Telecommunications

September 15, 2003 7:43 am | Award Winners

Server Offers Bi-directional Access Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the leading contender to replace the existing IP to compensate for the deficiency in the number of IP addresses.

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R&D 100 Awards Software

September 15, 2003 7:43 am | Award Winners

Information from the Sky The prime motivation for doing scientific research in space rather than on Earth is its unique microgravity environment, where researchers can study the unique behavior of organisms and the physics of fluids and materials.

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R&D 100 Awards Process

September 15, 2003 7:43 am | Award Winners

Coating Extends Seals’ Durability Most of the seals now used in mechanical pumps are based on silicon carbide materials.

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R&D 100 Awards Safety

September 15, 2003 7:43 am | Award Winners

Wall Ensures Driver Safety Highways and racetrack safety can be improved with the SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) Barrier developed by the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Office of Technology Transfer, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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R&D 100 Awards Microscopy

September 15, 2003 7:42 am | Award Winners

High-Res X-Ray analysis Development teams from Horiba Instruments, Irvine, Calif., have created their response to the need for improved instrumentation for elemental analysis.

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R&D 100 Awards Mechanical

September 15, 2003 7:42 am | Award Winners

Revolutionary Engine Components Created by NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, Univ. of Toledo, Ohio, and Texas A&M Univ.

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R&D 100 Awards Materials

September 15, 2003 7:42 am | Award Winners

Multiplying Transmission Capacity Rolling blackouts, as evidenced by the East Coast power outage this past August, have caused government and energy suppliers to address the long-standing problem of consumption.

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