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The Cutting Edge: COMPUTING / TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION

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* Today, 8 p.m.: Fitness expert Jack LaLanne talks about health and exercise in an on-line conference. Keyword: Centerstage

* Thursday, 6 p.m.: Television anchorman David Brinkley makes a rare on-line appearance. Keyword: Centerstage

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* Today, 6 p.m.: Judith Broadhurst, author of “The Women’s Guide to Online Services,” in an on-line talk. Go WWFORUM

* Thursday, 5 p.m.: Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith takes football questions in an on-line chat. Go CONVENTION

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* Today, 7 p.m.: Comedian Joe Piscopo in a Prodigy on-line chat. Jump: CHAT

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* Thursday, 6 p.m.: Dr. Lillian Glass, who wrote “Toxic People: 10 Ways of Dealing With People Who Make Your Life Miserable,” in a Prodigy on-line chat. Jump: CHAT

Internet

* Pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope that show what scientists believe to be the birth of a star can be viewed at https://www.stsci.edu/EPA/PR/95/44.html

* A new Internet search engine, which uses parallel computing to conduct lightning-fast searches of the 1.3 million Web pages in its index, has been unveiled by the University of California at Berkeley. It’s at https://inktomi.berkeley.edu/

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* The Rockart Museum, based in San Francisco, offers a virtual walk-through of its gallery, which includes posters, album covers and famous images related to the world of rock music. It’s at https://www.san-fran.com/rockart/museum.html

Sources: Times, wire and company reports


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