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Still waiting for Computnik

November 15, 2010 7:15 am | Blogs | Comments

The Tianhe-1A supercomputer assumed top dog status in the global list of the 500 fastest supercomputers, but it won't stay there for long as IBM has a 20-petaflop machine up its sleeve. But with grid computing gaining traction, do we really even need supercomputers?


Blueshift - November 15, 2010: When Science Inspires Comedy

November 15, 2010 5:04 am | by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | Podcasts | Comments

One of the bonuses of our set visit to The Big Bang Theory was that we got the chance to talk to co-creator and executive producer Bill Prady about how the show came to be, and how they get the science right in every episode. Since much of what we do is about communicating science to the...

November 10, 2010 Grand Rounds Lecture

November 12, 2010 10:57 am | by NIH Clinical Center Radio Grand RoundsNIH Clinical Center Radio Grand Rounds | Podcasts | Comments

Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers. The Eradication of Smallpox. Only the First Chapter. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical Center podcasts, visit


CC Radio - Episode 48

November 9, 2010 11:57 am | by NIH Clinical Center Radio | Podcasts | Comments

CRN2010 to Lead Off IACRN Conference in Bethesda. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical Center podcasts, visit

November 3, 2010 Grand Rounds Lecture

November 9, 2010 11:57 am | by NIH Clinical Center Radio Grand RoundsNIH Clinical Center Radio Grand Rounds | Podcasts | Comments

25th Anniversary of National Institute of Nursing Research. Insights Into the Role of Inflammation in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) With and Without Depression. An Inflammatory Profile for Stroke Diagnosis and Outcome Prediction. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical...

Flash cartridges in Amino and Diol phases

November 9, 2010 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Grace Davison Discovery Sciences announced the launch of new flash cartridges in Amino and Diol phases.

Chemically inert solenoid isolation valves maintain high flow rate

November 9, 2010 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Chem Fluidics has expanded its line of Bio-Chem Valve solenoid-operated isolation valves to include the high-flow, chemically inert 150L-Series.

2010 R & D Scientist of the Year: Richard D. Smith, PhD

November 9, 2010 9:37 am | Articles | Comments

Over the last three decades, Richard D. Smith, director of proteomics at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has made numerous fundamental advances in mass spectrometry (MS) and the emerging field of proteomics.


2010 R & D Innovator of the Year: Amit Goyal, PhD

November 9, 2010 9:26 am | Articles | Comments

Amit Goyal, R&D Magazine’s 11th Innovator of the Year, is best known for his contributions to the practical use of high-temperature superconductors and his successful efforts in the development and fabrication of wires that allow HTS to be adopted in the commercial marketplace.


2010 R & D Young Innovator of the Year: Eric Dauler, PhD

November 9, 2010 9:13 am | Articles | Comments

At age 30, Eric Dauler, PhD, has made significant contributions to the development of single-photon detectors, detector speeds, array sizes, multi-photon detection, and detector efficiency.


Lightweight RG coaxial cable for aircraft communication systems

November 9, 2010 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has introduced a lighter-weight RG coaxial cable for aircraft communication and navigation systems.

Miniature linear variable displacement transducer

November 9, 2010 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced the Sensorex model SX9W3, a rugged, high-accuracy miniature linear variable displacement transducer (LDVT), designed for high-precision displacement measurements within a variety of embedded automotive and general laboratory test bench applications.

Hermetically sealed TO-8 voltage controlled oscillators

November 9, 2010 2:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation has introduced a new series of TO-8 VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) to provide high-performance frequency control in harsh environments.

Automatic printed circuit board cleaner

November 9, 2010 2:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Trident III automatic PCB cleaner by Manncorp has now been made greener with the inclusion of a zero-discharge evaporator.

Power pack offers convenient alternative to generators

November 8, 2010 2:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

For applications requiring portable electric power, the Portable Power Package from Newcastle Systems offers advantages over extension cords or generators.


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