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Wireless Interfaces for Instrument Control

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Mobile measurements in the laboratory Shelley Gretlein Advances in standard networking technology have expanded the options for size, distance and integration of laboratory systems in computer-controlled experiments. However, adding wireless..

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Are Better than One

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Developments in multi-photon processes Bill Weaver As a spectroscopist, I'm predisposed to recognizing the importance of light in our modern economy. Nonetheless, the recent flurry of articles, white papers and news

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Enabling Linux Clusters

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

High-performance file systems Scott Studham Building colonies of Linux workstations into mammoth high-performance compute clusters is challenging. Beowulf computing has been plagued for some time by the

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Coincidental Correlation

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Upgrading the human-machine interface Bill Weaver, Ph.D. In late March 1979, during a routine

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Mathematics in Biology: The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

The above was the theme of a recent edition of the journal Science (Science; 5 Feb. 2004, 303(5659)). This timely topic concerning mathematical usage in biology included several essays on mathematical education, and uses/abuses by biological scientists. The issue struck a very responsive cord in this editor's soul. It is a topic near and dear to my heart, as well as something that I've ruminated upon for a very long time.

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Guided Analytics

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

The next layer in the informatics stack Tobias Lehtipalo The pharmaceutical industry is facing increasing pressure to improve productivity. The rapid rise of R&D budgets in the 90s did not result in a corresponding improvement in the number of new drugs to market.

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Data Analysis Portability and Distribution through Web Services

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Looking to analytical packages that can be leveraged across a wide variety of systems Sean

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Integrated Data Management Strengthens Collaborations

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Integration of a new chemical and biological data management system Andrew English, D.Phil.; Simon Saubern, Ph.D. Data management of chemical and biological information is a huge challenge for research organizations.

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Complimenting LIMS with an Electronic Laboratory Notebook

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by Michael H. Elliott | Articles | Comments

As life sciences companies look to develop enterprise-wide collaborative frameworks for their research and development efforts, they are increasingly turning to Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) to be the central aggregator of scientific knowledge

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Top 5 Myths about LIMS Interfacing

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Finding the real truth Robert Pavlis In its short history, the LIMS industry has seen more than a few myths come and go. Most of the time, they are the result of misconceptions that are based on misunderstanding. Unfortunately, a laboratory that accepts these myths as fact may be missing out on an opportunity to make

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Time to Replace Your LIMS?

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Replacing a legacy LIMS system is no small matter Ray Stonecipher Owing to ongoing global consolidation, stricter regulatory environments and maturity of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) technology, companies are opting to replace their existing legacy systems with leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) LIMS solutions

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Service-oriented Architectures

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Benefits in a LIMS environment David Shin, M.D. Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have emerged as a new way of thinking about enterprise application development and integration challenges in the information technology (IT) industry. This type of architecture is well-suited to laboratory information management system

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RSS and Syndication

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Feeds are popular for their ability to distribute meta-data about a site, as well as for privacy John R. Joyce, Ph.D. RSS is an XML-based format that allows the syndication of a site's content over the Internet. Possible applications range from the syndication of news headlines to Blog updates.

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A Matter of Perspective: Customization or Configuration

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Differentiating is not always easy Randy C. Hice One of the most elusive issues in the world of LIMS is the definition of customization. Depending on your viewpoint the two may seem, at times, interchangeable. This is a critical term for those purchasing, upgrading and updating LIMS. It is a frustrating task for vendors as well.

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A Mighty Wind: Pittcon 2004

April 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

A Review of the Chicago Pittcon Conference Randy C. Hice My thin cotton long sleeve shirt stood out in the 40-mile-per-hour Chicago wind like a failed laundry starch experiment. As I chatted on my cell phone, Chicagoans standing next to me in down parkas ignored me like any other street crazy.

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