October/November 2005


Fuel from the past

Although they derive from redundant Victorian prototypes, fuel cells are sometimes regarded as a power source for the future. But first, as Ray Girvan describes, there is a lot of scientific computing to be done


Grid powers up at ISIS

Getting CPU-intensive computations to run faster used to mean buying a new computer. Not any more, reports Kenneth Shankland and Tom Griffin


Different paths to one goal

The trend in laboratory informatics is towards integration of software with instruments and with enterprise resource planning software. Different vendors have different ways of achieving this end and it has driven take-overs and mergers, according to Peter Rees


Writing up is no longer so very hard to do

Once the research has been done, the report has to be written. It used to be boring, but now Felix Grant has found software that makes it bliss