July/August 2005


The colour of the past

Mathematical operations on an array of pixels, made easy by software such as Matlab, can reveal the surface of Venus and the world of pre-Revolutionary Russia, Ray Girvan discovers


The benefits of a virtual European supercomputer

Hermann Lederer reports on the DEISA Consortium, a major step towards an integrated European HPC infrastructure


Where Walmart leads, can LIMS be far behind?

Peter Rees looks at a piece of old technology that is finding new uses in laboratory information management systems


Better computational descriptions of science

Simon White believes that information can be better shared if everyone makes use of ontologies


An engineer takes on LIMS

Dave Champagne, head of Thermo's informatics division


'S' is for seaside, sea slug and statistics

Felix Grant has been having text message conversations with a family of rocks, then analysing them with the latest S-Plus