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IBM Supercomputer Aids Advanced Bioinformatics Research

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

IBM announced that the University at Buffalo (UB) Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, The State University of New York, will use IBM technologies and research expertise to study the structure and behavior of human proteins.

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Cray to Acquire OctigaBay

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Cray announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held OctigaBay Systems. OctigaBay is developing a high performance computing (HPC) system designed to make supercomputing performance accessible to the growing community of scientific and technical computing users.

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Nikon Announces Opening of 2004 Small World Competition

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced the opening of the Nikon 2004 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Celebrating its 30th year, Nikon's International Small World Competition was founded in 1975 to recognize excellence in photography through the microscope.

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Toshiba's Hard Disk Drive Smallest in the World

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

TOKYO -- Toshiba Corporation announced that Guinness World Records has certified its 0.85-inch hard disk drive (HDD) as the smallest in the world and will feature it in the 2005 edition. Toshiba's 0.

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NC State Scientists Develop Breakthrough Internet Protocol

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers in North Carolina State University's Department of Computer Science have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet that makes today's high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections seem lethargic.

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Visualization Aids Steering of Complex Simulations on the Grid

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Off-the-shelf compute power allows optimized data transfer Jeremy Walton, Jason Wood and Ken Brodlie The use of visualization as a tool for the understanding and analysis of numerical datasets (particularly those that are large, complicated or time-dependent) has been well-established for some time.

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The Birds and the Bees Reloaded

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Pattern seeking with neural networks and representative democracies Bill Weaver, Ph.D. The conversion of raw inputs into meaningful output is the primary objective of the data acquisition and analysis process.

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HP 49g+ Graphing Calculator: Yet more handheld power

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

For those wishing some quick graphics, or just quick and dirty calculations of anything from simple arithmetic to differential equations, this may be the way to go. As a long-time user of HP's venerable 48GX as well as TI's 83 plus (I'm a calculation junkie and love to compare products) it never ceases to amaze me as to the capabilities of each new generation of hand calculators.

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Compliance Readiness Assessments of CDS

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

There is much more to becoming compliant than simply upgrading your software Stuart M. Miller, Msc. The compliance readiness of the latest versions of commercially available chromatography data systems (CDS) has improved dramatically over the past few years.

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Moving to the Next Stage for Chromatography Data Systems

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

The CDS of the future will accommodate real-world business needs Soheil Saadat, Ph.D. Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) represent one of the earliest implementations of computing technology in the laboratory.

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Digital Image Recovery Utilities: A number of intelligent programs are available for different operating systems

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

With the proliferation of digital cameras and flash memory drives, instances of data loss in these devices is becoming more frequent. This column recently took a look at disk undelete utilities. In many instances, these same utilities will work to recover files accidentally deleted on solid state memory media.

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Ongoing Developments in International Scientific Data Standards

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Moving toward open multi-vendor data exchange and archiving standards Tony Davies, Maren Fiege and Mark Harnois In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of interest in data mining, data longevity, data exchange and data archiving.

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Low Carb Diet

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Spam is killing us all, and the true pessimists of the world are claiming that e-mail is doomed because of spam. I don't agree for a lot of reasons, but I sure as hell do agree that our friends comprising The 108th Congress of the United States of America had a serious lapse of logic when they passed the "CAN-SPAM Act" recently. 

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Scientific Data Management Market Evolves and Splits in Two

February 29, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

As more companies focus attention on protecting the "lifecycle" of data, customers for the first time will have choices   Scott Deutsch The market for scientific data management began to mature in 2003 in ways that will dramatically benefit the entire laboratory and research community.

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Kabamm

January 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Disaster planning a must Randy C. Hice Gore may have been a nickname for our former Vice President, but it is also the name of the no-man's-land where two lanes merge into one another. I was running a little late as I pointed my company car toward Atlanta's Hartsfield airport.

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