Stuxnet on 60 Minutes

From ISA Interchange. View original post.. -- We have been discussing Stuxnet since it was discovered in 2010.  Stuxnet was recently profiled on CBS’ 60 Minutes.  There are some of the exclusive video clips that were posted on 60 Minutes Overtime web site. Nancy Bartels, Managing Editor at Control Global, had some comments about the show which she posted here on Control Global’s Sound Off!: “Hey Mom, They Said PLC on TV“.  She wasn’t a huge fan, but did note this: Continue reading

TED Talk on Why Media Companies Want to Break the Internet

Clay Shirky: Why SOPA & Like Bills Would Do It Worldwide!

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world?
Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea
New York NY, USA —  At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivered a proper manifesto — “a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume”. It is a brief, less than 15 minute, powerful video explaining the background of these two pieces of failed legislation and a warning that: IT AIN’T OVER! Continue reading

Repeat Timer Pro Gets an Upgrade

The Best iOS Timer App Just Got Better

timer-app-handNew York NY, USA – Released only two months ago, Repeat Timer Pro has already established itself as the best replacement for the stock iPhone timer; a consensus among all app reviews to date.

Recently, version 1.1 hit the App store and brought a hefty upgrade that is sure to delight the thousands of current users and those who are yet to discover this excellent utility. Repeat Timer Pro is a beautifully simple timer app with an interval timer and repeat functions. Continue reading

Sprightly Software Releases Screen Ruler 2 for Mac


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Sunshine Coast BC, Canada – Sprightly Software today is thrilled to announce Screen Ruler 2 for Mac OS X, an update to their simple, yet powerful utility for working with and measuring on-screen graphics.
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Specialised Imaging's Video Gallery

 shock wave compression on polymersTring, UK — Specialised Imaging Ltd ultra-high speed imaging equipment has a proven track record of successfully unlocking the secrets behind ultra-high speed and transient events and processes.

Their growing product range of high resolution framing cameras, trajectory trackers, still cameras, image intensifiers and accessories open the door to exciting discoveries, ground breaking research and new measurement solutions in a wide range of applications areas.

Check out their Video Gallery pages for some exciting ultra high-speed action! Continue reading

Lecture – Optical pH Sensors Pt. 1

Optical_pHOnline — In part one of this lecture, Derek Guenther of Ocean Optics in Dunedin Florida (USA), introduces the science of pH measurement and discusses various pH sensing technologies.

Additional parts of this lecture discuss optical pH sensors, pros and cons, and various form factors including Smart Cuvettes and pH probes. Continue reading

3D Cell Culture Technology Explained



Abingdon, UK —  AMSBIO have added a major new suite of video presentations and a bibliography of downloadable technical papers that demonstrate the utility of alvetex®, a unique synthetic scaffold that enables routine 3D cell culture.

alvetex® is a highly porous polystyrene scaffold engineered into a 200µm thick membrane which provides a 3D space into which cells can invade, proliferate and grow.

The vertical axis of the third dimension enables additional layers of cells to form complex 3D interactions with adjacent cells simulating the structure of a tissue. alvetex® offers distinct advantages over existing 3D culture products which are technically more difficult to use, have a finite shelf life and are expensive. Continue reading

Online Lectures in Classical Physics and Electronics

Institutions using NPTEL

Indian Educational Institutions using NPTEL

First:  The First Lecture in a Series on Classical Physics by Prof.V.Balakrishnan, Department of Physics, IIT Madras, a part of India’s National Technology Enhanced Learning Program. It has more than 5,000 technical courses online, with more in the works.

This lecture and the entire series on Classical Physics can be also found on This lecture is at: Continue reading

NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool To Explore The Solar System

eyes_ssPASADENA CA, USA — NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool. The “Eyes on the Solar System” interface combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft and explore the cosmos. Screen graphics and information such as planet locations and spacecraft maneuvers use actual space mission data.

“This is the first time the public has been able to see the entire solar system and our missions moving together in real-time,” said Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington.

“It demonstrates NASA’s continued commitment to share our science with everyone.”

The virtual environment uses the Unity game engine to display models of planets, moons, asteroids, comets and spacecraft as they move through our solar system. With keyboard and mouse controls, users cruise through space to explore anything that catches their interest. A free browser plug-in, available at the site, is required to run the Web application.

“You are now free to move about the solar system,” said Blaine Baggett, executive manager in the Office of Communication and Education at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

“See what NASA’s spacecraft see — and where they are right now — all without leaving your computer.” Continue reading