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Meet NASA's Hyperwall
2012-08-20 11:17:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA showed up in style here at the 244th American Chemical Society's National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The space agency set up a booth in the ACS exhibition hall inside the Convention Center, featuring plenty of swag, as well as the NASA hyperwall. The hyperwall is a nine screen high-resolution display NASA brings into conferences to show off imagery its spacecraft have helped develop. At the ACS...

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Computer Science (journal)
2012-06-04 15:46:07

Computer Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1999 and published quarterly by the AGH University of Science and Technology. It is edited by faculty members of the Departments of Computer Science and Automatics. As of June 2012, the editor-in-chief is Jacek Kitowski. The journal publishes articles covering all aspects of theoretical and applied computer science problems. The journal also often publishes special issues containing articles based on presentations at...

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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'