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World's Largest 3D Display Screen Created with Mathematica
X3D Technologies GmbH used Mathematica to create the world's largest-ever 3D projection wall display--with a diagonal measurement of over 15 feet. The display, featured at the 2005 World Expo in Japan, allows lifelike images to be seen by the naked eye from wide viewing angles at any perspective. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/3dscreen.html.

Mathematica Used to Model Restructured Electric Power Markets
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory in the United States are relying on Mathematica to explore electric power markets and prevent outages from occurring in major U.S. cities. Mathematica has allowed them to visualize and analyze data, model real-world systems, and predict the effects of deregulation. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/anlpower.html.

Next-Generation Prosthetics Designed in Mathematica
The Eindhoven University of Technology and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Research have developed new algorithms and a complete workflow in Mathematica to build customized endplates for spinal disc prostheses. Analysis results are exported directly from Mathematica to a machine that creates the endplates that are later attached to the spine. About 15-20% of all people suffer from chronic back pain, and these advanced Mathematica-based methods are helping to treat them. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/spinaldisc.html.

Machine Learning Optimizes Automated Assembly Lines
Mathematica and the machine learning framework (MLF) application package are an integral part of the production process for several leading companies, including AMS Engineering. AMS relies on the data-mining and modeling capabilities of MLF to improve its overall equipment efficiency and discrete manufacturing processes. The company uses Mathematica throughout to create the right models offline and ensure the efficiency of the shop floor management systems during production. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/mlfsystems.html.

Archaeological Breakthrough Made Possible by Mathematica
Mathematica has helped lead to a breakthrough in the deciphering of Incan khipu, ancient string bundles thought to have been used for communication and administrative records. Harvard University researchers used Mathematica to analyze the knot patterns, uncovering many interesting mathematical similarities. For more information, go to www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7835.

Key Legal Precedents Analyzed in Mathematica
Seth Chandler, a professor of law at the University of Houston, was featured in The Economist for his innovative use of computer modeling to assess the importance of past United States Supreme Court decisions based on the frequency of their subsequent citations. Chandler also presented a paper on this topic at the 2005 International Mathematica Symposium. For more information, go to economist.com/science/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4316174.

Financial Startup Venture Turns to Mathematica for Modeling
Billionaire Gordon Getty's ReFlow Management startup company uses Mathematica for its sophisticated financial modeling needs. For more information, go to www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/sep2005/nf20050929_5281_db049.htm.


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