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The new Watson system is being trained to analyze patient records and clinical trial criteria in order to determine appropriate matches for patients.

Mayo Clinic Partners with IBM Watson for Clinical Trials

September 15, 2014 3:00 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

Mayo Clinic and IBM have announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway, with the intent to introduce it into clinical use in early 2015. Researchers hope the increased speed also will speed new discoveries.

Building a Global Network of Citizen Oceanographers

September 12, 2014 3:00 pm | by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) | News | Comments

NTU is working with other international universities to build a global network of ‘citizen...

Humans and Computers Figure Out the Plant World Together

August 28, 2014 1:30 pm | by American Journal of Botany | News | Comments

As advances in technology allow researchers to gather more and more morphological and image-...

Citizen Science: Images of Earth at Night Crowdsourced for Science

August 19, 2014 2:59 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A wealth of images of Earth at night taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS...

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Geneticist Assistant NGS Interpretative Workbench

August 18, 2014 3:42 pm | SoftGenetics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Geneticist Assistant NGS Interpretative Workbench features an Operational Management function with a unique workflow builder that permits users to mimic their physical workflow in “silico,” providing real‐time status tracking of samples throughout the workflow; operational statistics by department or function and automated e-mail notification of status changes.

CEEDS — Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems — is trying to make the subconscious ‘visible’ by gauging our sensory and physiological reactions to the flow of Big Data before us. © CEEDS

CEEDS Project: New Ways of Exploring Big Data

August 14, 2014 3:36 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

In a society that has to understand increasingly big and complex datasets, EU researchers are turning to the subconscious for help in unraveling the deluge of information. Big Data refers to large amounts of data produced very quickly by a high number of diverse sources. Data can either be created by people or generated by machines, such as sensors gathering climate information, satellite imagery, digital pictures and videos...

“There are just so many reasons why data sharing is important,” says Gary Berg-Cross, general secretary of the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice and a member of the US advisory committee for RDA.

Laying the Foundations for Better Sharing of Research Data

August 14, 2014 2:57 pm | by Andrew Purcell | Articles | Comments

The Research Data Alliance seeks to build the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing and reuse of data, so as to address cross-border and cross-disciplinary challenges faced by researchers. This September, the RDA will be hosting its Fourth Plenary Meeting. Ahead of the event, iSGTW spoke to Gary Berg-Cross, general secretary of the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice and a member of the US advisory committee for RDA.

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Qualoupe LIMS 1.3

August 12, 2014 8:47 am | Two Fold Software Limited | Product Releases | Comments

Qualoupe LIMS 1.3 has a suite of over 30 applications that can be assigned to different roles within the laboratory so that users only have access to the applications they need to fulfil their role. All work within the system is based on management of samples and their associated details and action items.

Mapping the Connection Matrix of the Human Brain: Structural and functional brain imaging analyses, combined with computational analyses, reveal highly connected, centrally located regions of the human cortex that form a “structural core” of the brain.

Institutions Announce Collaboration toward Sharing Neuroscience Data

August 8, 2014 4:21 pm | by Kavli Foundation | News | Comments

he Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and accessible for neuroscientists — a step seen as critical to accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Pacific Ocean with ships assigned to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 combined task force as part of a photo exercise north of Hawaii. RIMPAC, the world's largest multinational maritime exercise

Jam Session: New Technology Helps Sailors on the Digital Frontier

August 7, 2014 2:56 pm | by Eric Beidel, ONR | News | Comments

During the world's largest international maritime exercise, Sailors demonstrated a new system that could transform the future of electronic warfare and defense of ships at sea. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, Electronic Warfare Battle Management for Surface Defense will help Sailors and Marines coordinate electronic countermeasure responses to inbound threats faster than is possible through traditional voice communications

Paul Denny-Gouldson is Vice President of Strategic Solutions at IDBS.

The ELN Command Center: Gateway to Better Knowledge Management and Re-Use

August 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Paul Denny-Gouldson, IDBS | Blogs | Comments

The command center: any place which provides centralized command, a source of leadership and guidance to the rest of the organization. That’s what I see the concept of ELN developing into in research and development (R&D) across all sectors. Furthermore, it won’t be just a notebook, but a ’workplace.’

Screenshot of 17 July 2014 15:57 UTC archive snapshot of deleted VKontakte Strelkov blog post regarding downed aircraft, on Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

The MH17 Crash and Selective Web Archiving

July 28, 2014 1:59 pm | by Butch Lazorchak, US Library of Congress | Blogs | Comments

The following first appeared as a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has been mentioned in several news articles within the last week  for having archived a since-deleted blog post from a Ukrainian separatist leader touting his shooting down a military transport plane which may have actually been Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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Own Your Own Data: System allows you to Pick and Choose what Data to Share

July 11, 2014 3:00 pm | by Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | News | Comments

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.

National Data Service kicks off with the Materials Data Facility

July 9, 2014 4:12 pm | by Amber Harmon | News | Comments

In nearly every field of science, experiments, instruments, observations, sensors, simulations, and surveys are generating massive data volumes that grow at exponential rates. Discoverable, shareable data enables collaboration and supports repurposing for new discoveries — and for cross-disciplinary research enabled by exchange across communities that include both scientists and citizens.

By means of an algorithm, increasing networking of students on Facebook can be displayed according to their age. Courtesy of Michael Hamann, KIT

Algorithms for Big Data: Optimizing Daily, Routine Processing

June 10, 2014 4:32 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Computer systems today can be found in nearly all areas of life, from smartphones to smart cars to self-organized production facilities. These systems supply rapidly growing data volumes, and computer science now faces the challenge of processing these huge amounts of data (big data) in a reasonable and secure manner.

Projects that allow the general public to collaborate with scientists are becoming useful sources of knowledge on a large scale. Online databases such as iNaturalist.org and DiscoverLife.org — based at UGA — rely on amateur observers to contribute photo

New Data Collection, Analysis and Sharing Tools Help Protect Threatened Species

May 29, 2014 9:41 pm | by Science Newsline | News | Comments

Athens, Ga. – New tools to collect and share information could help stem the loss of the world's threatened species, according to a paper published today in the journal Science. The study—by an international team of scientists that included John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum...

Innovative tools and services have appeared to meet the data management needs created by federal requirements.

All that Big Data Is Not Going to Manage Itself: Part Two

May 28, 2014 2:18 pm | by Butch Lazorchak, Library of Congress | Blogs | Comments

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.

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All that Big Data Is Not Going to Manage Itself: Part One

May 27, 2014 10:56 am | by Butch Lazorchak, Library of Congress | Blogs | Comments

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 ...

NuGenesis Lab Management System

NuGenesis Lab Management System

April 29, 2014 10:24 am | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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, 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.

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 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.

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, 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.

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.

Cascade Sample Tracking and Resource Management Software

Cascade Sample Tracking and Resource Management Software

February 15, 2014 1:47 pm | Dotmatics Limited | Product Releases | Comments

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 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.

The New Frontier of Biologics ELN

January 27, 2014 2:08 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Videos | Comments

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...

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