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Investigating Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 16, 2014 6:36 am | by International Journal of Surgery | News | Comments

An article shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. Personal portable information technology is advancing at a breathtaking speed. The authors of the study obtained a Glass device through Google's Explorer Program and have tested its applicability in their daily pediatric surgical practice.

Big Data and the Cloud: The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts

April 1, 2014 3:54 pm | by Viacode | Blogs | Comments

Today's enterprises face unique challenges. In the past, the requirement was to upgrade. Today,...

Streamlining Big Data Analysis Improves Accuracy and Performance

March 12, 2014 3:57 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

Next week, Scientific Computing will host a live panel discussion that looks at how a...

New Model Reduces Data Access Delay, Could increase Speed by up to 100x

March 11, 2014 11:45 am | by Illinois Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As the amount of data grows ever larger but memory speed continues to greatly lag CPU speed,...

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World Digital Library Grows to 10,000 Items

March 7, 2014 11:29 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Digital Library reached a milestone on March 6, 2014, surpassing 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Officials said the digital library's collection has grown to include 10,037 digitized manuscripts, maps, books, prints, photographs, films, sound recordings and other cultural items.

The Smart Lab: Fostering Bi-directional Data Flow

March 3, 2014 11:48 am | by Seamus Mac Conaonaigh, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Smartphones are an important part of our everyday life, a trend that holds true for laboratories as well. In countless industries, features and applications on mobile devices allow staff working outside of the lab to easily and more accurately capture new types of data from remote locations. But without proper technology, working remotely also poses unique challenges.

ScienceCloud by Accelrys

February 7, 2014 10:39 am | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

ScienceCloud is an SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace for externalized life science research and development. It is designed to advance collaborative drug discovery with a new generation of integrated applications built on a scalable, cloud-based scientific platform.


A New Frontier: Biologics ELN

February 7, 2014 8:52 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

The rapid increase of investment in biotherapeutics is changing the profile of the biopharmaceutical industry and, along with it, data management in the laboratory. With attention on longer patent life, high barriers to generic equivalents and personalized medicine, an increasing portion of R&D spending is being allocated to large molecule therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies.

ActivityBase XE 7.7

January 23, 2014 10:13 am | Idbs | Product Releases | Comments

ActivityBase XE 7.7 addresses growing assay volumes for high content and multiparametric datasets by processing information up to 50 times faster than the previous version. It is designed to enable researchers to streamline workflows and increase productivity by capturing, visualizing, analyzing, quality checking and verifying screening data — all within the same environment.

Young Scientist Awards Brings Global Participants to SLAS2014

December 3, 2013 3:27 pm | by SLAS | News | Comments

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Young Scientist Awards Program will honor achievement by three students at SLAS2014, the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, which will be held January 18 to 22, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

Purdue Launches Shared, Open Geospatial Data Project

November 21, 2013 2:24 pm | by Greg Kline, Purdue University | News | Comments

A powerful Web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue University researchers.      

Managing the Deluge of Big Data from Space

October 21, 2013 4:13 pm | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News | Comments

Data from spacecraft pour in every day. Those digital records of images and information need to be stored, indexed and processed so that people across the globe can use the data to understand Earth and the universe beyond.       


Group Makes 3-D Backups of World Landmarks

October 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

We all know to back up our files and photos, but what about our castles and churches? A nonprofit named CyArk has created digital copies of more than 100 of the world's best-known monuments, mapping Roman ruins, ancient statues and even an entire island.

ChemAxon 6

May 28, 2013 12:17 pm | ChemAxon, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The ChemAxon 6 cheminformatics suite is designed to enable more effective life science chemistry data management. It includes four new products:  Marvin for JavaScript, a light-weight chemical editor for Web pages which does not require Java; Instant JChem Web Client, which enables Instant JChem data visualization forms to be easily made available and worked with as Web pages; REST Web Services to complement existing SOA Web Services; and the Plexus project, a public beta of a Web-based discovery application for bench scientists, featuring dynamic data visualization

CERN and OpenAIREplus launch European Research Repository

May 10, 2013 4:17 pm | by Andrew Purcell, CERN | News | Comments

May 8, 2013, saw the launch of a new online repository, created to allow researchers to share publications and supporting data more easily, thus facilitating open collaboration. The repository is called Zenodo and it has been designed to help researchers based at institutions of all sizes to share results in a wide variety of formats across all fields of science.

10th Annual Compound & Sample Management

April 24, 2013 8:40 am | Events

Pressures affecting the drug discovery and development field are hitting compound libraries just as hard.  Sample managers have to increase productivity, create leaner strategies and continue to develop strong relationships in order to maintain functionality.

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Life Technologies

April 15, 2013 10:13 am | by Thermo Fisher Scientific | News | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Life Technologies have signed a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Life Technologies for $76.00 in cash per fully diluted common share, or approximately $13.6 billion, plus the assumption of net debt at close ($2.2 billion as of year end 2012).


Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite

April 10, 2013 2:04 pm | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite is a software solution designed specifically to address the needs of life sciences organizations engaged in externalized network research. It addresses the full range of externalization needs, from technology transfer through networked collaboration to scientific informatics across all research data, including experiments, chemical structures, assays and other test results.

ACD/Spectrus DB

March 28, 2013 11:52 am | Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ACD/Spectrus DB platform serves to connect analytical content with chemical context, enabling collaborative science and faster decision-making. The database is at the core of the Spectrus integrated analytical and chemical knowledge management platform. The platform builds upon broadly accepted desktop applications and unique algorithms to unify chemical and analytical information into a homogeneous environment.

Paradigm Scientific Search Software

March 22, 2013 3:20 pm | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Paradigm Scientific Search Software is an information access platform designed to take search beyond basic keywords by enabling users to perform object-based searches across both structured and unstructured data and across different data platforms.

i3D Enterprise Service

March 22, 2013 3:06 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

i3D Enterprise Service integrates storage, processing and data mining in an enterprise-level private cloud. Laboratory data can be automatically and securely uploaded from instruments to a private cloud and processed on the cloud, enabling workflow execution and data mining in a fraction of the time.

Intel Breathes Digital Life into Classic Art at London Design Festival

September 28, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Intel Corporation has opened the doors to its unique art and technology exhibition at London Design Festival, "Remastered: A Visibly Smart Production from Intel". Blending classic art with the latest technology, artwork from Van Gogh to Da Vinci is re-imagined for a digital generation.

Google Goggles at the Getty

June 29, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced a collaboration with Google that enables visitors using the Google Goggles mobile application to now have immediate access to rich online resources for information about paintings in the museum’s collection. The application allows visitors to take a picture of any painting in the Getty Museum's collection and instantly access mobile-optimized versions of the Getty's paintings collection pages on the Web


June 20, 2011 6:01 am | Accelereyes | Product Releases | Comments

LIBJACKET 1.0 is a matrix companion to CUDA which is a high-productivity, GPU performance library. The software is designed to enable GPU programmers to achieve better GPU performance with less programming

Open Access Key to Quickly and Easily Achieving Data

April 27, 2011 10:39 am | by Kevin McLaughlin | Articles | Comments

Internet offers unprecedented R&D efficiencies web exclusive Kevin McLaughlin Research departments in various fields, especially those in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and chemical industries, are involved in the synthesis of compounds and their subsequent confirmation and purification. Often, the major concern for researchers handling great numbers of samples is how to achieve data as quickly and easily as possible

Search Engine Links Biomedical Articles to Nucleic Acid Sequences

November 17, 2010 4:22 am | News | Comments

This tool is the first search engine specialized in linking biomedical articles to nucleic acid sequences. It is an online repository created to link documents archived at PubMed Central with the nucleic acid sequences that they contain

Enabling Remote Access

November 10, 2010 5:13 am | by Michael Neal | Articles | Comments

Web services provide firewall-friendly machine-to-machine communication Michael Neal   Given the far-flung locations of scientific instrumentation and data repositories, remote access to these resources is often a problem. Over the last decade, the proliferation of the Internet and networking infrastructure has simplified the task of connecting distributed hardware over existing physical networks

Ionix Storage Configuration Advisor 2.0

June 8, 2010 7:24 am | Emc | Product Releases | Comments

The new software, the Ionix (TM) Storage Configuration Advisor 2.0, automates the validation of storage configuration best-practices in physical and virtual environments, utilizes agentless discovery to simplify storage deployment and management, and provides detailed reports and trend analysis that improve storage change and configuration management processes.

Pipeline Pilot 8.0

May 12, 2010 7:14 am | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

Pipeline Pilot 8.0 has features such as Design Mode which creates data caches at each component as one builds a protocol, allowing the user to see the data at each step and the effect each component has on it

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