HP HDX 18t Notebook Is Now Available

first_img The HDX 18t notebook has an ultra-wide 16:9 flush-glass display that supplies 55% better viewing than standard panels, making it easier to see at a distance or present to a group. The Full High Definition display (1920 x 1080) exhibits intense realism while watching HD movies and playing games. With HP’s MediaSmart software you can immerse yourself in high definition with home-theater audio/video quality. You can also watch, record, and view live, streamed, and mobile Internet TV in high definition. MediSmart software will also let you create, edit, and enjoy HD video, music, and photos.Your Home Entertainment will be greatly enhanced by Home-Theater-quality audio with premium 7.1-capable speakers, a triple bass reflex subwoofer, and Dolby-simulated surround sound. With the built-in Blu-ray drive you will experience stunning movies that´s no comparison to the standard DVD player.HDX 18t features: 18.4-inch Full HD 1920X1080p Ultra Brightview Infinity LCD displayFull QWERTY keyboard with number padBlu-ray ROM with DVD SuperMulti DL burnerWiFi 802.11nAltec Lansing speakers and subwooferFingerprint scannerWebcam5-in-1 digital media card readerHDMI 1.3 outputeSATA port4 USB 2.0 portsFirewireYou can choose from the following CPU’s for the HP HDX 18t notebook:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Processor QX9300 (2.53Hz)The HP HDX 18t Premium series notebooks are available now with a starting price of $1549.99. HP has just recently announced their HDX 18t Premium Series laptop. HP’s HDX 18t is powered by Intel´s latest Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processor. The HDX 18t is equipped with up to 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512MB video card and can accommodate Dual hard drives up to 320GB. Citation: HP HDX 18t Notebook Is Now Available (2008, October 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-hp-hdx-18t-notebook.htmllast_img read more

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Dell Introduces Studio Desktop and Studio Slim Models

first_img Citation: Dell Introduces Studio Desktop and Studio Slim Models (2008, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-dell-studio-desktop-slim.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sharp Aquos Crystal phone: Where’s the bezel? Explore further The Studio MT has two 5.25″ external drive bays, one external 3.5″ bay, and two internal 3.5″ drive bays. It also has one PCI-e x16 slot, two PCI-e x1 slots and one PCI slot. The Studio ST has the same expansion capability with the exception of having a single 5.25″ external bay. Both Studio desktops have the following specifications:Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors up to 8 GB of DDR2 RAM 6 USB 2.0 (4 front, 2 back) ports1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port (two on the Studio Desktop)S-PDIF output HDMI and VGA output Integrated 7.1 audio Gigabit Ethernet 16-in-1 media card reader (Studio Desktop) 19-in-1 media card reader (Studio Slim) 350W (Studio Desktop) or 250W (Studio Slim) power supplies Optional upgrades for both models include:Discrete ATI graphics Blu-Ray ROM optical drivesTV tuner802.11n wireless connectivity Wireless keyboards and mice 64-bit versions of Windows VistaThe starting price for both systems start at $549.00 and are available right now. Dell has just rounded out its Studio line with its new Studio Desktop (MT) and Studio Slim (ST) models. Dell offers each model with a choice of Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processors, up to 8GB of RAM and integrated 7.1 audio. Dell Studio Slim Model (ST)last_img read more

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Caspian Tiger Extinct But Lives On In Siberian Tiger

first_img Citation: Caspian Tiger Extinct But Lives On In Siberian Tiger (2009, January 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-caspian-tiger-extinct-siberian.html The Caspian Tiger,(Panthera tigris virgata) genetic roots span over a million years. A nearly cataclysmic event during the late Pleistocene Era, some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago nearly wiped out all tigers. Fortunately, a small remnant of tigers survived. In 2004 scientists revised the known classification to five tiger subspecies from eight previously identified. The Caspian Tiger and the Amur or Siberian Tiger began in China and spread westward along the Silk Road. Sometime later these magnificent tigers expanded their territory by moving northward and eastward into what is known as the former Soviet Union. Researchers believe that sometime in the early 1900s the Caspian and Siberian tigers intermingled, but were subsequently isolated by hunters. The two majestic Russian cats, the Siberian and Caspian Tigers preferred slightly different terrain. The Siberian Tiger prowled the rich mix forest in the southern Russian Far East region on the Sea of Japan. While the Caspian Tiger inhabited the inland drainage basins of Western and Eastern Asia among the reeds and waterways hunting their prey hidden by lush vegetation. The Caspian Tiger was an exquisite specimen in appearance and size, weighing in a range of 375-530 pounds with an average body length of nearly 10-feet. During the Winter the Caspian Tiger had a lush, thick reddish coat with black or brown stripes set in a close pattern with a silky haired white belly and a beard. The word that best describes the Caspian Tiger, is formidable. Unfortunately, the riverside vegetation was cleared for cultivation and in-habitation, thus the Caspian Tiger was deprived of its habitat and its prey in the 1930s. Cotton fields were planted and the rivers were used for irrigation. Soon, the Caspian Tiger became an alien in its own territory and was targeted and hunted down as a menace to human settlements and a threat to livestock. The Caspian Tiger pelt was prized for its beauty and fetched a hefty price. A further environmental insult occurred when the river vegetation and reeds were cleared to eradicate malaria on the Southern shores of the Caspian Sea in the 1950s and 1960s. The last reported Caspian Tiger sighting happened in the 1960s and 1970s. Russian and international conservation groups banned tiger hunting in 1947, but it was too late for the Caspian Tiger to make a recovery. Poaching and contributing factors wiped out the majestic cat. Conservation efforts did help to protect and stabilize the Siberian Tiger. Fortunately, the subspecies commingling in the distant past will allow the Caspian Tiger to once again take its rightful place in the family tree of tigers.© 2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Caspian Tiger. Credit: Berlin Zoo 1899 (PhysOrg.com) — The extraordinary Caspian Tiger became extinct over 40-years ago. Through modern genetic analysis it has been discovered the Caspian Tiger and the Siberian or Amur Tiger still in existence are separated by only one letter of genetic code. The Caspian Tiger can be reestablished by using their relative, the Siberian Tiger. According to John Seidensticker, a tiger conservationist this means the loss of only a part of a subspecies as opposed to the loss of a whole subspecies. In practice, the zoo breeding programs for the Siberian Tiger are largely successful. The benefits of being differentlast_img read more

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Software Thats Resilient Against Hacker Attack

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A team of researchers headed by Martin Rinard, a professor of computer science at MIT, have developed new software that automatically patches errors in deployed software in a matter of minutes. Image Credit: Technology Review New trojan detected for Microsoft Word PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play Automatically Patching Errors in Deployed Software, Conference Audio. Via: Technology Review© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further The software is called ClearView and is designed to apply patches whenever it detects that something has gone wrong with the program. ClearView operates by monitoring a program’s normal behavior and establishing a set of rules. ClearView looks for certain types of errors that are mostly caused by an attacker introducing malicious code into the operating program. When ClearView detects a software intrusion, it identifies the rule that has been compromised and generates a set of repair patches designed to force the software to follow the compromised rules. ClearView then studies all possibilities to determine which selected rule is the most successful patch. ClearView can be very successful when it is installed on multiple computers running the same software. By ClearView analyzing the malicious code and applying the most effective rule on one machine, it can then apply the patch to all other machines. ClearView applies the patch to the binary code, bypassing the source code which enables it to fix programs without human intervention. ClearView was tested on a group of computers running Firefox and an independent team to launch an attack on the Web browser. The attack team used 10 different attacks to inject malicious code into Firefox. ClearView was successful in all 10 attacks by blocking the malicious code and shutting down the program before its intended attack took effect.ClearView created patches that corrected the errors introduced by the malicious code and discarded any corrections that had a negative effect. ClearView, on average, came up with a working patch within five minutes of its first attack.In a TR interview, Rinard stated: “What this research is leading us to believe is that software isn’t in itself inherently fragile and brittle because of errors. It’s fragile and brittle because people are afraid to let the software continue if they think there’s something wrong with it.” Some software engineering approaches, such as “failure-oblivious computing” or “acceptable computing,” share this philosophy.More information: Automatically Patching Errors in Deployed Software, 22nd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles. [Paper] [Slides] This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Software That’s Resilient Against Hacker Attack (2009, October 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-software-resilient-hacker.htmllast_img read more

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Researchers isolate compounds and esters given off by dying humans

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Most people have heard of what is commonly known as “the smell of death” though the phrase is also used to describe people near to dying. Still, human beings undoubtedly give off a unique chemical cocktail after they die—one that dogs can identify using only their noses. Scientists have wondered for many years about the nature of that cocktail and have more recently begun to conduct studies to determine if its exact makeup could be found. In this new effort, the team in Belgium believes it has done just that.To separate the chemicals emitted from humans during decomposition, from other animals, the team gathered animal (frog, pig, mouse, rabbit, mole, turtle, fish and bird remains) and human parts and put them in separate chambers where they could be studied with a gas chromatograph over a period of six months. That led to the identification of 452 unique compounds— principle component analysis showed that just eight of those compounds were distinct to humans and pigs (a close physiological sample). Closer examination of just the pig and human remains revealed five esters (organic compounds typically found in fats and oils, some of which are what humans smell when fruit is rotting) that were unique to just humans. The researchers suggest that their results might be used to assist in training search dogs, or even perhaps in building a machine able to detect the smell of decaying human bodies, which could then be put into search robots. They acknowledge that more work still needs to be done because their study included only body parts—some tissue and organs—it is possible that a whole human body emits more compounds than just those parts studied, particularly parts associated with the gut. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium has succeeded in identifying the unique group of compounds and esters that are given off by the human body as it decomposes. In their paper posted in the journal PLoS ONE, the team describes the study they carried out using actual human remains, what they found and their hopes that their findings can be used in future forensic and search efforts. Credit: Cristie Guevara/public domain Research shows value of cadaver dogs locating underwater corpses More information: Rosier E, Loix S, Develter W, Van de Voorde W, Tytgat J, Cuypers E (2015) The Search for a Volatile Human Specific Marker in the Decomposition Process. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137341. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137341AbstractIn this study, a validated method using a thermal desorber combined with a gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometry was used to identify the volatile organic compounds released during decomposition of 6 human and 26 animal remains in a laboratory environment during a period of 6 months. 452 compounds were identified. Among them a human specific marker was sought using principle component analysis. We found a combination of 8 compounds (ethyl propionate, propyl propionate, propyl butyrate, ethyl pentanoate, pyridine, diethyl disulfide, methyl(methylthio)ethyl disulfide and 3-methylthio-1-propanol) that led to the distinction of human and pig remains from other animal remains. Furthermore, it was possible to separate the pig remains from human remains based on 5 esters (3-methylbutyl pentanoate, 3-methylbutyl 3-methylbutyrate, 3-methylbutyl 2-methylbutyrate, butyl pentanoate and propyl hexanoate). Further research in the field with full bodies has to corroborate these results and search for one or more human specific markers. These markers would allow a more efficiently training of cadaver dogs or portable detection devices could be developed.center_img Explore further Journal information: PLoS ONE Citation: Researchers isolate compounds and esters given off by dying humans (2015, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-isolate-compounds-esters-dying-humans.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Alienated society finds space on canvas

first_imgSelected works of eminent artists like K Laxma Goud, Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, Ram Kumar and Satish Gujral are exhibited in the capital which have drawn inspiration from ‘alienated’ or marginalised section of the society.Curated by Kolkata-based art expert and historian Arun Ghose, the art pieces showcased at the exhibition, focus on re-definition of modernity in this era of globalisation and address crucial issues such as cultural translations and time-space crossings. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Situationism, the title is derived from Karl Marx’s ‘theory of alienation’ which describes the separation of things that naturally belong together but are alienated.For Kolkata-based curator Arun Ghose, the term ‘alienation’ was apt to reflect what is still prevalent in our society – discrimination and indifference towards a certain section of the society. ‘Art is a reflection of the society and what these works define is an outlook these artists have towards the society. They were associated and connected with it, and taking inspiration from what was happening and drawing it on canvas,’ Ghose said in an interview. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘But it seems the younger generation is alienated towards this section, which needs attention. I tried to compile something that will give a faint idea of how art and society co-exist together,’ he added.This is why melancholy is a metaphor in all the works on display, drawn on canvas using medium of oil, sketches or paint. The grim lines or the faces of people in these painting bear the sign of indifference, or perhaps unfulfillment.Even Goud’s colourful sketches of folk and tribal people and Chowdhury’s close-up sketches of women give out sadness and pain.Ghose feels this exhibition is psycho-analysis of society. ‘I have tried to portray two extreme spectrums, and each artist’s paintings come together on the storyboard forming a narration. It can be interpreted in many ways,’ he said.last_img read more

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