May/June 2005

RESEARCH

Archive with care

Recording research data electronically sounds like a good idea; but, Peter Rees asks, can you produce that information in court 50 years later?

BIOINFORMATICS

Thinking about life systematically

Computing in the life sciences used to be about gene and protein sequences; now researchers are adopting a systems approach, reports Clare Sansom

EXPLORING ENERGY

Easing the way to fuels paradise

Using a novel combination of maths and text software, Felix Grant has made it easier to explore the uncertainties of alternative energy policy

INTEGRATION

In place of innovation... Integration

In different disciplines and across companies of different sizes, Tom Wilkie finds convergent trends of integration and interoperability that will shape scientific computing

PROFILE

Triangulation and topology from Canada to China

John Murphy profiles a pioneer of geographical information systems

SEARCH SOFTWARE

Desperately seeking solutions

The productivity of Felix Grant's information searches has risen a thousand-fold with new software

SOLITONS

Making waves - singly

First observed in the waters of a Scottish canal, solitary waves, or solitons, have applications right across physics, Ray Girvan discovers