Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn’t the only organization that collects information about people’s online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone apps routinely ask to access your location information, your address book or other apps and, of course, Web sites like Amazon or Netflix track your browsing history in the interest of making personalized recommendations.
In nearly every field of science, experiments, instruments, observations, sensors, simulations,...
Computer systems today can be found in nearly all areas of life, from smartphones to smart cars...
Athens, Ga. – New tools to collect and share information could help stem the loss of the world's...
My last blog post described federal government initiatives that have driven data management requirements over the past 10 years or so. Data management is a hot job area — if you tilt the digital stewardship universe a certain direction, almost everything we do falls under the rubric of “data management.” It will feature prominently in the 2015 National Agenda, to be released in conjunction with the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting.
On February 26, 2003, the National Institutes of Health released the “Final NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data.” As you’ll be reminded when you visit that link, 2003 was eons ago in “Internet time.” Yet the vision NIH had for the expanded sharing of research data couldn’t have been more prescient. As the Open Government Data site notes, government data is a tremendous resource that can have a positive impact on ...
The NuGenesis Lab Management System is designed to offer a unique alternative to a traditional laboratory information management system (LIMS), enabling deeper insight into scientific challenges, accelerated decision-making, better business results, and compliance with government regulations.
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.
Today's enterprises face unique challenges. In the past, the requirement was to upgrade. Today, it's about building an integrated strategy that involves multiple technologies both existing and new. For example, there's more diversity in database technology than ever before, server technology and data center infrastructure, to name a few. At the moment, none of these technologies are replacing the others; instead, they need to be integrated.
Next week, Scientific Computing will host a live panel discussion that looks at how a unique supercomputing system, created to serve the needs of a scientific community alliance in seven northern German states, has unified datacenter resources to address big data challenges. By streamlining the analysis process through automation, the HLRN alliance has improved performance and increased accuracy, resulting in greater efficiency.
As the amount of data grows ever larger but memory speed continues to greatly lag CPU speed, Xian-He Sun has established a new mathematical model for reducing data access delay. Sun is creator of Sun-Ni’s law — one of three scalable computing laws along with Amdahl’s law and Gustafson’s law — and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology.
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.
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.
Cascade is a Web-based application designed to streamline inter-laboratory processes and facilitate exchange of information. The test request and tracking application is configurable and maps laboratory workflows and business practices, even if they change regularly.
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.
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.
Today’s program examines the new frontier of Biologics ELN. 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, and high barriers to generic equivalents and personalized medicine, an increasing portion of R&D spending is being allocated to large molecule therapies...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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