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Real-Time Trending Improves Process Control

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | by Claudia Lukac-Deliman | Articles | Comments

A new LIMS provides greater control over chemical plant processes and variations Claudia Lukac-Deliman Ethyl Corp. develops, manufactures, blends and delivers leading-edge additive technology for fuels and lubricants around the world. The company produces fuel additives engineered to improve the performance of gasoline, diesel and other fuels

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Securing Urban Water Supply and Treatment Facilities

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | by Devender Gandhi | Articles | Comments

A laboratory information management system can provide secure interoperability between laboratories and governing bodies Devender Gandhi In the United States, with 55,000 water systems in place, the possibility of a coordinated disturbance in water sources is remote. However, the vulnerability of local treatment and supply infrastructure remains high, especially those supplying water to large metropolitan areas

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Open Sesame...Regaining access to accounts with forgotten passwords

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Regaining access to accounts with forgotten passwords John R. Joyce, Ph.D. It’s likely that, at one time or another, we’ve all gone through that embarrassing and frustrating experience of having forgotten our login password. If we’re running on one of the NT-based versions of Microsoft Windows, this has probably meant calling tech support and having one of their people log in under the administrator account and reset our password

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Turnaround: Sin City Barks for Pittcon

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

What will become of big conferences, and what can be done to save them? Randy C. Hice The Lincoln Town Car is a soulless behemoth of a vehicle with all of the storied agility of a coal barge. What passes as a poor man’s limo in some circles, glows as a beacon of poor judgment in terms of the driver having mistaken raw tonnage with automotive quality

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Point of Inflection

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

The LIMS-LIS equation Randy C. Hice I was searching the dark corners of my mind for a little parable differentiating versatility from mediocrity. I was complaining to a friend that I fell short of my goals in athletics. But he said, “you weren’t mediocre, you were versatile!”

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Your Key to Windows: How to recover product keys

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Now, I know a good chunk of my readers won't have the slightest idea of what I'm talking about. These are the ones who chucked all of their installation CDs and paperwork into a box somewhere when they received their new computer. The rest of you are probably cringing in terror that one of them is going to ask you to help them re-install their system, since there is no way to do this without the Product Key.

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Advisory Statististics – Make No Mistake About It!

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Alex Mera Sr. Product Marketing Manager Systat Software, Inc. SigmaStat is an easy-to-use, wizard based, statistical software package designed to expertly guide users through the statistical analysis of their data.

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Aim High

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

The HIAPER Project for environmental research Bill Weaver, Ph.D. The other day, I was reading an e-mail from the comfort of home on my wireless PDA. The topic was the appropriateness of a high-tech focus in an elective course for business majors. The authors did not think it was a great

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Building a Future-Proof Wireless Measurement System

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Five guidelines to help ensure your system will stand the test of time. Kristi Hobbs I walked into my favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant a few weeks ago and, as I scanned through the entree selection, my eye caught a small insert in the corner. It said, "Free wireless Internet here."

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Using Shock Wave Simulation to Optimize Body Armor

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Advanced computational modeling helps improve protective gear designs Tomas Friend, Ph.D. American war fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan face a high risk of serious injury or death from mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Since the end of conventional warfare in Iraq, blasts have killed more than 1,000 Americans

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Trends in Mathematical Software

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Developers share their insights about where the new releases are heading. I eagerly agreed to write this article on mathematical software trends, since it is one of the areas where readers should be as interested as I am and willing to comment. I have my own ideas

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Pittcon 2005 Informatics Review

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

John Joyce, Ph.D. Pittcon returned to Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center again this year. After Chicago, many were looking forward to a nice break from winter, only to be caught by surprise by a sudden cold snap

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SigmaStat 3.1: Advisory Statistics for Scientists

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

The general statistical software is superb for the novice statistician with modest needs and purse. SigmaStat is an old friend that I originally used over 10 years ago when I was first learning about statistical software. At that time, SigmaStat was making the transition from DOS to Windows-based

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The Coming Evolution of Experiment Design Automation

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

New a languages open door to a new breed of software Matthew Shanahan In order to discover and develop new products, life science laboratories have been forced to switch from pursing individual disease targets to selecting regulating factors in a network of molecular interactions. This increased complexity has translated to

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WebViewer

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pathway Enterprise has been updated to include a WebViewer Web browser interface, making content more accessible. This interface facilitates browsing, searching, viewing and color pathways

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