A new computing architecture allows Orbital Sciences to complete jobs 30 times faster Eric Pitcher Since its beginning in 1982, Orbital Sciences has become a pioneer in developing small rockets and satellite systems for such diverse purposes as intercepting hostile missiles launched against the U.S. or launching satellites for better cellular phone reception
PRISM performs data management and automated analysis for high-throughput proteomics research Gordon A. Anderson Conducting proteomics research at any significant level of throughput using mass spectrometry requires automated information management, as the volume of data is too large and the processing rates required are too rapid to be managed manually
Melanophila acuminate and biomimetic sensors Bill Weaver, Ph.D. The Holroyd Science Center here at La Salle was designed in the 1950s according to the adage "Form Follows Function." The venerable structure has educated generations of successful scientists
A look at visual programming Nicole Reineke If the pre-built applications on the market don't meet your specific image processing and analysis requirements, or if your end-users keep asking you to 'tweak' your existing application because their requirements have changed, you may be helped by a form of visual programming.
A new model for algorithmic intelligence Bill Weaver Jeff Hawkins does a lot of thinking. Over the past 25 years, his thinking has lead to the creation of the Palm Computing and Handspring corporations, major developments in mobile computing technology, and the Graffiti handwriting recognition system. In his recent book, "On Intelligence", with co-writer Sandra Blakeslee, Mr. Hawkins also reveals he does a lot of thinking about brains
Stitching and tiling microscopic images Will Casavan and Kevin Ryan Digital image processing allows us to see immense amounts of detail within an image. Intensity, spatial and morphometric details are easily captured and evaluated nowadays thanks to easily affordable, highly sensitive and very precise imaging systems.
Approaches to data source integration Susie Stephens The key to accelerating drug discovery is the empowerment of scientists with the necessary information to make well-informed decisions.
Leading edge technology to watch Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Our new undergraduate degree curriculum, the Integrated Science, Business and Technology (ISBT) Program, recently produced its first alumnae.
I'm actually going to shift gears slightly by reviewing the variety and state-of-the-art in statistical software and requesting reader feedback before locking onto my usual discourse on mathematics in biology. We have come a long way in the development of statistical software, from the days of DOS-based packages written by the graduate student or professor and later turned into something commercial
If you listen to vendors of wireless networking equipment, setting up a wireless home network is the easiest thing in the world. It requires no expertise, all you have to do is plug in the appropriate interface cards and away you go! Having had some experience upgrading and configuring computers, I was loath to accept their unsupported assurances.
Infomercial disguised as information Randy C. Hice A few years ago, the talented, but dangerously insane, Dr. Mark Schure invited me to speak on an international Webcast for his company. Schure is one of the "Last of the True Characters" as I like to call the more colorful people I've met in my career
MS Modeling 3.1 modeling and simulation software offers updated technology and adds validated simulation methods in key application areas such as chemistry …
O-Matrix is an integrated environment for analyzing and visualizing data, and building turnkey scientific and engineering computing solutions
Used in commercial and government applications in addition to academic and research environments, the VisiQuest 4.
Version 3.0 of MiniPal and MiniMate EDXRF benchtop spectrometer software includes recalibration, spectra comparison, extended database formatting possibilities …