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Please note that IEEE has recently diverted the IEEE Xplore service from their New Jersey data center to its backup site in Arizona. This was done primarily as a proactive and preventive measure to minimize service disruptions during planned maintenance work in the New Jersey Data Center which is expected to last through the end of October/early November. This type of move is typically transparent to all of our customers. No action is required by the vast majority of our customers and your IEEE Xplore access should be unaffected by this change.
However, there have been a handful of access issues from a small number of subscribers that had hardcoded the IEEE Xplore New Jersey IP address into their proxy servers, VPNS or elsewhere in their infrastructure.
Of course, the ideal solution is to navigate directly to the IEEE Xplore URL (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org) which is what the majority of subscribers do. However, if your organization has hardcoded the IEEE Xplore IP address, please note that IEEE Xplore is served from one of two static IP addresses depending on which location is hosting the application. If your infrastructure can support the configuration of both addresses, any change in location should be transparent. Listed below are the two IP addresses:
– 188.8.131.52 (IEEE NJ Data Center)
– 184.108.40.206 (IEEE Arizona Failover Site)
If you experience any access issues, please report them to IEEE at email@example.com. Also if you have any questions in the future regarding your system configuration and how it might impact IEEE Xplore access, please don’t hesitate to contact IEEE.
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The Swansea Science Café offers opportunities for anyone to find out more about new, exciting and topical areas of science. Designed to be informal and entertaining, the café typically runs on the last Wednesday of every month at the Dylan Thomas Centre (note that the October Science Café is earlier due to the timing of the Dylan Thomas Festival). Entry is free and talks start at 7:30 pm
Using stem cells to make food: Understanding ‘In Vitro Meat’
Dr Neil Stephens, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Cardiff University, organised by the Wales Gene Park
Wednesday 19th Oct at 7:30 pm
In a small number of laboratories around the world, scientists are using the techniques of stem cell science and regenerative medicine to grow cells taken from pigs and cows into muscle tissue for people to eat as meat. The technology is still in its early stages and some distance from being a commercial reality, yet it still opens up a range of questions for us all about how to understand this meat made without animal slaughter. Over the last year and a half, Neil Stephens – a sociologist from Cardiff University – has been interviewing the scientists and advocates at the forefront of developing this technology. During this session he will discuss his findings, explaining the current state-of-the-art in the field and exploring the social and ethical issues posed by this innovative intervention in what we might be eating in the future.continue reading