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Extracting the Most Value from Your Data

March 6, 2009 10:45 am | by Caroline Bright | Articles | Comments

Caroline Bright New technologies for technical data management With increasing processor capabilities due to multicore technology and the decreasing cost of computer memory, we can collect and store more information. The ability to rapidly find, process and trend on large amounts of simulation and test data to arrive at usable results can be a significant differentiator


Flexible LIMS Maximizes Effectiveness

March 6, 2009 8:20 am | by Andreas Dobbertin, Ph.D., and Wayne Verost | Articles | Comments

Andreas Dobbertin, Ph.D., and Wayne Verost BMW Group replaces in-house system with global, integrated solution BMW Group’s Department of Laboratory Technology was seeking a replacement for an existing in-house system in order to maximize the effectiveness of their multi-national intranet computing infrastructure


One-to-Many Qualities Central to Success

March 6, 2009 7:40 am | by Clement T. Cole | Articles | Comments

Clement T. Cole The concept of 'one-to-many' aptly describes a desire of HPC cluster users, developers and builders that has been central to the success of the volume PC industry


A Hybrid Data Management System

March 6, 2009 7:06 am | by Caroline Bright | Articles | Comments

Caroline Bright The Bavarian State Institute of Forestry employed a hybrid data management system to manage large amounts of data in different formats that is acquired from hardware and software from different vendors


Answering to a Higher Power

March 6, 2009 6:58 am | by Sandy Weinberg, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Sandy Weinberg, Ph.D. Four principles define software testing in a regulated environment Generally, approval indicates that the program functions successfully and effectively in its intended application. But, if that environment is heavily regulated by the FDA, additional control standards apply


A Discourse in Mathematical Physiology

March 6, 2009 6:25 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

The book herein reviewed, the second edition of Mathematical Physiology I: Cellular Physiology, is an interdisciplinary text. The authors state in the preface that their major goals were to expand the discussion of many models and principles from the first edition, and to provide pointers to recent works in as many areas as possible. They have succeeded remarkably well in the first goal


GenStat 11 Offers Treasure Trove of Extras

February 24, 2009 6:36 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

The Getting Started manual describes this software as “…a complete and comprehensive statistics package…” but, actually, there is a lot more to it. Most packages these days have a variety of statistical tests with diagnostics and options, graphics, data handling capacity, a quality (QA) module and an experimental design (DOE) module.


Turf Wars: Addressing Demands for Broader Informatics Functionality

February 24, 2009 6:22 am | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Economics affects the mindset of large-scale corporations looking to build or refine their informatics infrastructure. So, here we are in hard times. Jobless rates are up, spending is down, credit is tight, even the Saudis are feeling the pinch as we use less gas. Venerable Toyota, long accustomed to bathing in the gold from the high demand for their cars, is suffering.


What a Mess! Experts Ponder Space Junk

February 20, 2009 6:21 am | by Veronika Oleksyn, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Veronika Oleksyn, Associated Press Writer Think of it as a galactic garbage dump. With a recent satellite collision still fresh on minds, participants at a U.N. meeting in Vienna discussed ways to deal with space debris clogging up Earth's orbit


Neanderthal’s Ancient DNA Revealed

February 20, 2009 6:09 am | News | Comments

Scientists have completed a first draft sequence of the entire Neanderthal genome, using novel computer algorithms to sequence more than three billion bases and compare them to the human genome


Likely bin Laden Hideout Identified

February 20, 2009 5:59 am | News | Comments

While U.S. intelligence officials have spent more than seven years searching for Osama bin Laden, geographers now say they may know where he has been in the years since 2001...


Can’t Hurry Love

February 17, 2009 7:29 am | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a mathematical model of the mating game that helps to explain why courtship is often protracted


Stunning Cell Images

February 17, 2009 7:18 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced the winners of this year’s IN Cell Image Competition. This year’s competition saw over 80 beautiful images generated by scientists from around the world


Nanogenerators Harness Hamster Power

February 17, 2009 6:47 am | News | Comments

Could hamsters help solve the world’s energy crisis? Probably not, but a hamster wearing a power-generating jacket is doing its own small part to provide a new and renewable source of electricity


How to Simplify your USB Life

January 27, 2009 9:56 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. One of the more useful pieces of hardware to be associated with personal computers is the now ubiquitous universal serial bus (USB) drive. You may know it through one of its other monikers, such as thumb drive, memory drive



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