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Applied Stats 6.3 SP2

July 31, 2006 8:00 pm | Asi Datamyte, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Stats Software 6.3, Service Pack 2 (SP2) facilitates real-time statistical process control, and acquires and analyzes quality metrics within the manufacturing process.


SigmaPlot 10

July 31, 2006 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The SigmaPlot 10 scientific graphing and data analysis software package provides researchers with features to analyze data and create exact graphs that present research results for presentation, publication or the Web.



June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | The Mathworks, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SimBiology is a graphical systems-biology tool that leverages the MATLAB engine to facilitate communication among modelers and biologists, eliminating the need for computational biologists to apply specific tools


Chemistry Readers' Choice &#151 Silver Award: ISIS-Draw

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Elesvier Mdl | Product Releases | Comments

MDL ISIS/Draw is a chemically intelligent drawing package that helps users to draw chemical structures using the same signs and symbols used for paper sketches. Structures created in the software can be inserted into documents, Web pages, spreadsheets and presentations.


Chemistry Readers' Choice &#8211 Bronze Award: ACD-ChemSketch

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ACD/ChemSketch drawing and graphics package is a chemically intelligent interface that provides a portal to a range of analytical tools and facilitates the transformation of structural or analytical data into reports or presentations.


Chemistry Readers' Choice &#151 Gold Award: ChemDraw

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Cambridgesoft | Product Releases | Comments

The ChemDraw software package includes three tools. StructName contains comprehensive methods for converting chemical structures into chemical names and names to structures.


Chemistry Readers' Choice &#151 Silver Award: KnowItAll

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | Bio-Rad Laboratories | Product Releases | Comments

The Cheminformatics Edition of KnowItAll is a complete, unified system to draw, modify, store, search and retrieve chemical structures and other relevant information. This software is designed for management of chemical structures or for chemical inventory management.


Was There Life on Mars? Shiny Rock Coating May Hold the Answer

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A mysterious shiny coating found on rocks in many of Earth's arid environments could reveal whether there was once life on Mars, according to new research. The research reveals that the dark coating known as desert varnish


Watch the Space Shuttle Discovery Mission

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NASA is providing round-the-clock television and Internet coverage of Space Shuttle Discovery's ongoing mission, STS-121, to the International Space Station


Can You Defeat the Pokerbots?

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist has demonstrated that you don't necessarily need to know much about poker to create a computer program that can play a winning hand of Texas Hold'Em. Knowledge of game theory, not the specialized expertise


Simulating HIV-1 Protease at its Most Vulnerable Instant

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Carlos Simmerling, Ph.D., and Roberto Gomperts, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Computational tools increase researchers' odds of finding the best targets Carlos Simmerling, Ph.D., and Roberto Gomperts, Ph.D. In the race to fight AIDS, researchers have long worked to view the moments at which critical components of the HIV virus are most vulnerable to new drugs. Due to its central role in processing viral polypeptide precursors, HIV-1 protease (HIV-PR), a molecule that slices the pre-HIV protein chain into pieces that...


New SWIS Army

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Bill Weaver, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Developing collective intelligence Bill Weaver, Ph.D. This past spring, my family and I spent the long Memorial Day weekend at a campground in rural Lancaster County, PA. As the unofficial start of summer, many families head “down the shore” for some sun, sand and beach fries, while we prefer the less hectic pace of horse-drawn buggies, swimming and Hershey’s s’mores. While my son and I were rigging our lines for fishing in a small pond, he...


Making Technology Implementations Successful

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by John Graham | Articles | Comments

The project manager holds the key John Graham In today’s business world, companies can outsource everything, from manufacturing to laboratory testing, to countries such as India and China for a fraction of the cost of doing business in North America, and people in those countries can work just as efficiently as anyone in the world. 1 Consequently, being efficient isn’t enough to win the globalization challenge. When your company decides to...


Admin’s Best Friend? The next-generation rescue program

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

The next-generation rescue program John R. Joyce, Ph.D. How long have you worked with computers in depth? Well, here’s a little quiz. Do you remember keeping a bootable floppy on hand for those times when SOMETHING would go wrong with the system? You might or might not know what the problem was but, whatever the problem, it was preventing your computer from starting. With your magical floppy, you could boot your computer and use the hand utilities on...


Mojito Madness

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Informatics jobs in Puerto Rico are setting sail Randy C. Hice A soft Caribbean breeze wafts through my open window. Below, the murmur of poolside guests provides an abrasive edge to an otherwise serene night. The idyllic setting is slowly dissipating the day's tensions from the psyches of people clamoring around the odd-shaped pool. But I'm in a foul and dark mood. My angst level has escalated in discrete steps for hours now. Is it too much to ask...



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