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Not Finding Life? Dig Deeper!

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A place so barren that NASA uses it as a model for the Martian environment, Chile's Atacama Desert gets rain maybe once a decade. In 2003, scientists reported that the driest Atacama soils were sterile. Not so, reports a team of Arizona scientists. Bleak though it may be, microbial life lurks beneath the arid surface of the Atacama's absolute desert

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Mother Always Said to Eat Your Carrots

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers with the Agricultural Research Service may have found the best way to entice consumers to eat their veggies: surprise them. They're breeding carrots that come in a palette of totally unexpected colors including yellow, dark orange, bright red -- even purple

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How Running Made Us Human: Endurance Running Let Us Evolve to Look the Way We Do

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Humans evolved from ape-like ancestors because they needed to run long distances, perhaps to hunt animals or scavenge carcasses on Africa’s vast savannah, and the ability to run shaped our anatomy, making us look like we do today

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Agilent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Silicon Genetics, Provider of Life Science Informatics

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Silicon Genetics, a provider of software solutions for life science discovery.

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Vaccines for Dogs Hold Promise for Food Allergy Sufferers

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A team led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed vaccines that vastly reduce or eliminate dogs'

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Designing a Paperless Laboratory

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Understanding and optimizing the implementation process Robert D. McDowall This article presents an overview of the design and implementation of a paperless laboratory with case study examples of how to progress toward an electronic environment.

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The IUPAC-ASTM Unified Standard for Analytical Data: AnIML

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Sophisticated applications can be developed relatively quickly Randall K. Julian, Jr., Ph.D. It has long been recognized that the exchange of data is of critical importance to the science of analytical chemistry.

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Visual Data Analysis

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

What are you missing? Horst D. Simon Visual Data Analysis (VDA) tool packages are powerful software tools that allow the development of complex solutions to visualize and analyze data.

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Sensors with Smarts

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Standardizing the networked sensor interface Bill Weaver "No, I just have more homework than most" was my standard reply when new acquaintances in undergraduate classes learned of my double major in the physical sciences and accused me of being "smart."

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The LabWare Configure Once - Deploy Anywhere TM LIMS Architecture

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

How effective software design can leverage evolving technologies to reduce risk and improve ROI. As the commercial LIMS marketplace evolves and matures, it continually faces the challenge of technology change.

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Hp 33s scientific calculator

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's latest aid to the scientific community (and calculator geeks) is a sleek, silver programmable calculator with diverse menu's beefed-up memory, and a really nice display. This last is highlighted because the user is routinely presented with two oversized rows of display that are very easy on the eyes and can be enhanced by adjusting the contrast.

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Three-dimensional Image Analysis

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Measurement and analysis add another dimension Dean Sequera It wasn't that long ago that three-dimensional (3-D) rendering of microscopic objects was an elusive dream of microscopists.

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Cradle to Grave Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in FDA Regulated Industry

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Successful LIMS implementation needs discipline, accountability, responsability, leadership and control Sam Yazdaniac The LIMS applications have brought many success stories and disappointments throughout their approximate 25 years of life.

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Felonious Monk: When managers take unacceptable risk

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

It is shocking how many companies are willing to take potentially crippling risks in terms of compliance Randy C. Hice The impetuousness of a 14 year old is quite different from senior managers who consciously make the decision to take on staggering risks. I'm talking about compliance risks for FDA regulated companies. 

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Gift Ideas for the Laboratory Cloistered

October 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by John R. Joyce Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Some suggestions for the scientist on your list John R. Joyce, Ph.D. Scientists and engineers have a tendency to become so involved in their work that they loose track of the inconsequential things around them, such as their personal life.

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