Latest Socrates Stories

2009-08-06 11:10:00

A team of scientists has determined a way to make biomolecular computers think more "Ëœlogically'. Professor Ehud Shapiro of the Weizmann Institute's Biological Chemistry, and Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Departments led the first team to create an autonomous programmable DNA computing device in 2001. The first microscopic computing device was able to perform tasks such as checking a list of 0s and 1s to show whether or not there was an even number of 1s. In 2004, a new...

2009-08-03 10:10:20

Biomolecular computers, made of DNA and other biological molecules, only exist today in a few specialized labs, remote from the regular computer user. Nonetheless, Tom Ran and Shai Kaplan, research students in the lab of Prof. Ehud Shapiro of the Weizmann Institute's Biological Chemistry, and Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Departments have found a way to make these microscopic computing devices "Ëœuser friendly,' even while performing complex computations and answering...

2009-06-23 10:46:00

AdCEP, which Already Measures the Emotive Power of Advertising Performance, Now Enhanced by Socrates for Interactive Open-End Probing. LOS ANGELES, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- OTX, the global consumer research and consulting firm that specializes in providing a suite of multi-media research products to the marketing, entertainment and advertising communities, today announced the integration of the simulated moderator software Socrates(R) into its innovative AdCEP(TM) product. AdCEP(TM), the...

2009-04-08 05:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 8, /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto, Inc. announced the availability of the latest version of its free lecture platform, CourseCast 2.1, and several new features including live broadcasting and usage analytics. CourseCast 2.1 includes a simplified user interface, the ability to "remember" presenter recording settings, adjustable frame-rate recording, public and private note taking and the ability to attach and view PDF documents directly in the CourseCast player. Administrators...

2008-08-04 12:01:06

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Space Standards & Innovation's SOCRATES-GEO service reached a milestone June 26 when the 100th GEO satellite was added to its system. CSSI, the research arm of Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), provides Satellite Orbital Conjunction Reports Assessing Threatening Encounters in Space (SOCRATES), a service for satellite owner/operators that lists the top 10 pending potential satellite collisions each week. In early 2008, CSSI began offering...

Word of the Day
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.