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Who Cries for Bizarro?

May 31, 2007 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

The rise of Second Life as a business tool: I wonder what Bizarro is doing… One of the tests of a great author is whether the characters in a book can creep into your non-reading life, and cause you to empathize with their plight, contemplate their mood and speculate on their future. 

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Mathematical Biology Redeaux: Mathematical adventures in biology

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

The second half of the above title comes to us via a delightful feature article in the January 2007 issue of Physics Today . The author, Michael Deem, is a professor of physics and astronomy and biochemical and genetic engineering at Rice University (interesting combo). He begins by stating, "The contemplation and resolution of questions at the interfaces of biology, mathematics and physics promise to lead to a greater understanding ...

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Now You See It

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bill Weaver, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Modern advances in steganalysis Bill Weaver, Ph.D. The United States during the 1970s is often portrayed by archive footage of long gas lines, leisure suits and discotheques with flashing floors. While the mainstream boomers were perfecting the use of cheesy pickup lines, others, including names like Bushnell, Gates, Jobs and Lucas, were quietly developing the digital information revolution. Even though their efforts were wildly public, the...

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Out-of-the-office Printing: Clever solutions for the printer-deprived road warrior

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Printing files while away from your office has always been a challenge for business travelers. In the most extreme cases, you will find those who actually travel with a printer. However, despite the small size that some manufacturers have managed to reach for this niche market, it is not practical for most people to lug a printer around with them, whether due to the expense or just the trouble.

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The HPC Brick Wall

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by -->Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

Power and cooling in a Moore's Law world   Rob Farber The eventual breakdown of Moore's law, global warming and taxes seems to elicit much the same response: "painful but inevitable." Future technologies promise solutions to keep life and progress as we know it continually unchanged. 

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HECToR Maintains UK’s Strong Research Role

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by Tim Studt | Articles | Comments

Bolstering Edinburgh University's supercomputing facility keeps the UK in high HPC standing Tim Studt In Greek mythology, Hector was one of the strongest and greatest fighters in the Trojan War. Hector could always be counted on to lead the Trojan warriors into battle. A current-day Hector has garnered a similar type of respect in the research community. This HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resources) is one of the largest and most...

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Pittcon 2008 Informatics Review

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

New Orleans provided plenty to keep attendees occupied John R. Joyce, Ph.D.   New Orleans was very welcoming to Pittcon and the weather was definitely a number of orders of magnitude better than what last year's venue, Chicago, was experiencing at the time

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The Rules Have Changed

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by Michael H. Elliott | Articles | Comments

Management of electronic research records is now more important than ever Michael H. Elliott A patent provides rights to an inventor to restrict the ability of others to make, use or sell an invention. To obtain a patent, an inventor must submit a novel and unique concept to a government agency. In the scientific domains, laboratory notebooks are typically used as the primary evidence to prove inventorship of a concept and the details of its...

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Prometheus Had it Good

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Star-crossed Chicago hosts a frigid Pittcon Randy C. Hice I really do love Chicago as a town, but every time Pittcon is held there, the albatross of doom seems to swoop in on me to peck away at my liver like the buzzard tormentors of Prometheus. Ramu, my cab driver from Pakistan, explained he had only been in the country a few months, which explained why he overshot the Hotel Monaco and attempted to deposit me at the Palmer House. After a butt-...

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ACD-LogP

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ACD/LogP is a freeware software tool used for predicting the lipophilicity of compounds based on their chemical structure, and is available as an add-on to the free chemical drawing package

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Joint Statistical Meetings

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

As the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America, JSM includes activities oral presentations, panel sessions, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall and a career placement service. www.amstat.

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Quality Expo

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

Quality Expo 2007 quality show and conference provides hand-on access to tools and technologies to help improve quality, streamline processes and compete globally. www.qualityexpo.

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Six Sigma for Software Development and IT

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

Six Sigma for Software Development and IT provides anopportunity to learn from experienced, industry-leading Six Sigma practitioners who are already reaping the benefits of successful process improvement in their IT and Software Development departments. www.iqpc.co.

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GRAMS 8.0

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

GRAMS 8.0 spectroscopy software aids users in visualizing, processing and managing data from FT-IR, NIR, Raman, UV-Vis, fluorescence, NMR and hyphenated instruments manufactured by multiple vendors

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flexImaging 2.0

April 30, 2007 8:00 pm | Bruker Daltonics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

flexImaging 2.0 software is used for acquisition and evaluation of MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF imaging data. MALDI imaging of tissue samples with the software allows color-coded visualization of the distribution of biomarkers or absorbed drugs and their major metabolites.

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