Rapid algorithm development in high-level programming languages delivers solutions Steve Reinhardt and Viral Shah Over the last several years, scientists and engineers have been overwhelmed with data from increasingly sophisticated data collection techniques. Often, the explosive volume of data collected surpasses the fabled Moore's Law of the computing world. This onslaught of data allows richer models to be constructed, leading to better...
Recent advances are blurring the line between sci-fi and reality Tom Lee, Ph.D. When we were kids, robots meant C-3PO from Star Wars. For the more seasoned among us, maybe Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet. Ever since Fritz Lang's landmark film Metropolis introduced us to the first big-screen robot Maria, the notion of the robot with human-like form and articulation has carried through pop culture. Recently, with the aid of some new...
Amazing power in the lab is feasible right now and for a bargain price but programming is required Rob Farber Wouldn't it be great to have a teraflop of computing power sitting in your lab, desktop workstation, or remote instrument server? Well, the computer industry is marketing that capability now in the form of high-end video cards and for a bargain price with more and better technology on the market horizon
Desktop LIMS via the Web Séamus Mac Conaonaigh Recent research has shown that IT decision makers are seeking software applications that leverage the transport capabilities of the Web, but provide the rich user experience of the desktop client. Technologies are available today which can enable the creation of such applications
Okay, time to shift perspective. As hard as it may be to take notice of events outside the research center, the winter holidays are nearly upon us. As such, it behooves you to be sure you have appropriate gifts for those close to you, else you may be left with no place to go besides the lab! Fortunately, I've arranged another selection of gifts sure to appeal to everyone on your list.
An innovative new semiconductor wafer reclamation uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpose scrap semiconductor wafers thin discs of silicon material used to imprint patterns that make finished semiconductor chips for computers, mobile phones, video games, and other consumer electronics to a form used to manufacture silicon-based solar panels
Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, have built the smallest radio yet — a single carbon nanotube one ten-thousandth the diameter of a human hair that requires only a battery and earphones to tune in to your favorite station
A Florida State University researcher has helped solve a scientific mystery that stumped chemists for nearly seven decades. In so doing, his team's findings may lead to the development of more-powerful computer memories and lasers
Empower 2 Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) is an enterprise option designed for networked environments that offers enhanced data management capabilities
OMIX, provides a unifying, integrating informatics infrastructure for research labs, including clinical data and systems integration components to support translational medicine initiatives
GeneSpring MS is an application for biomarker discovery using mass spectrometry data. The software allows for import of data
General Parallel File System software acts like a search engine to identify and migrate files between different storage pools and to feed high-speed business intelligence and scientific computers
The OMG-COMM4-LPCI-DB25 low-profile PCI serial interface provides four RS-232 serial ports capable of data rates to up 460.8K bps
The Fluke 289 true-rms industrial logging multimeter features a logging function with expanded memory that stores up to 10,000 readings for unattended monitoring of signals over time
The PowerEdge 2900 server provides a choice of tower or 5U rack chassis options with hot-plug SAS or SATA hard drives and several optical devices and tape products, for up to 6.0TB1 of internal storage