Anticipating attacks from terrorists, and hardening potential targets against them, is a wearying and expensive business that could be made simpler through a broader view of the opponents' origins, fears, and ultimate objectives…
Computer chip manufacturers traditionally have had a single, simple standard for their product: perfection. But a USC engineer who has spent his career devising ways to have chips test themselves has found that less than perfect is sometimes good enough …
A new grassroots computing project dubbed Einstein@Home, which will let anyone with a personal computer contribute to cutting edge astrophysics research, was officially announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
An equation solver with programming capabilities that is not only an engineering tool, but an informational management tool as well. Although this software is in its fifth version, I approach it as a novice as it is my first experience with the program. According to the company, it has been on the market since 1983, about the same time as VisiCalc, one of the first spreadsheets to be widely circulated.
The Navigator is one of the more recent additions to the line of books that, by explanation and example, facilitate the use of one of the most popular symbolic/numeric mathematical programs. Mathematica has been reviewed many times in this and other publications and is frequently used software for advanced mathematics
Autonomous adaptive data mining agents Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Measurement scientists deal constantly with the problem of too much data. Faced with a large pile of ore, it is legitimate to ask how much of the desired material it contains. A reasoned sampling strategy coupled with the appropriate statistics can yield an average value that describes the entire collection
Agilent gains exclusive access to intellectual property for ChIP-on-chip, plans collaborative research center in Cambridge, Mass.February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments
PALO ALTO , Calif. , Jan. 5, 2005 Agilent Technologies Inc. has acquired announced its acquisition of Computational Biology Corp., a biotech pioneer in ChIP-on-chip, a microarray -based technique for understanding gene regulation in disease.
A look at what we might expect to see in 2005 and beyond Jo Webber, Ph.D. The use, implementation and deployment of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) in the pharmaceutical industry is shaped by underlying trends. For example, pharmacovigilance, which the World Health Organization defines as “the science and activities relating to the detection
Jim Miller, Director of Software and Informatics, Agilent Technologies, Inc. It goes without saying that the amount of data we are confronted with in our everyday lives has increased drastically since the advent of the Internet and appears to be rising exponentially.
Can the penetration of a company into the informatics sector lead big firms to the Promised Land? Randy C. Hice The pedigree of the firm has less to do with your chances of success than the skill set of that person who shoulders the burden of defining, designing and containing your informatics initiative.
As disk drives become larger and larger, it also becomes harder and harder to keep track of all the information on them. The operatingsystem you are using might provide some tools to help keep track of this information. Even Windows contains a Search function to help locate specific files ...
Fluorescence microscopy has emerged as one of the most powerful tools in cell biology, and is poised to drive discovery in the new field of systems biology. Data acquired as a result of fluorescence microscopy applications in the laboratory has been critical to developing an understanding of cell biology
Chromatographic techniques account for a substantial portion of the collected analytical data in analytical laboratories today. Although liquid chromatography (LC) predominates, gas chromatography (GC) and super-critical fluid chromatography (SFC) are important too
In a previous article that appeared in the March 2004 issue of SC&I, I discussed likely trends in the development of the chromatography data system (CDS) to deal with mounting pressures on every laboratory. I felt that software developers would need to prepare for these trends
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