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05 June 2007

Socially damaged and disadvantaged young people in the inner cities can be switched on to mathematics through the use of scientific computing software, according to our new Education blog

17 May 2007

David Robson finds that the semantic web is on the brink of realisation, in scientific research at least, with profound implications for electronic laboratory notebooks.

30 April 2007

A currently unpublished report has revealed a lack of education and understanding about the correct approach to bioinformatics could place unnecessary strain on life sciences companies in years to come.

23 March 2007

David Robson finds communication is key to the growing wave of systems biology research across Europe.

23 February 2007

Due to launch this autumn, the HECToR (High End Computing Terascale Resources) will provide academic users across the UK with previously unheard of processing power.

06 February 2007

A new study from IT market intelligence service IDC has revealed that competition is heating up among vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in Western Europe.

17 January 2007

Microsoft Research and INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science, have opened the Microsoft Research - INRIA Joint Centre in Orsay, France.

18 December 2006

Professor Jaroslav Stark from Imperial College London's Department of Mathematics has been appointed the new director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Integrative Systems Biology at Imperial College (CISBIC).

28 November 2006

November has seen an increased interest in high-performance computing, with the Supercomputing 2006 conference, and The Mathworks and Interactive Supercomputing both upgrading their parallel computing software.

03 November 2006

Thermo Electron Corporation has established a new local customer support centre for its informatics software and services in Dammam, in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia this September.

25 October 2006

Daniel Goodman won a best paper award at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting for devising a workflow language, Martlet, that will be used to aid climage change prediction.

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Building a Smart Laboratory 2018 highlights the importance of adopting smart laboratory technology, as well as pointing out the challenges and pitfalls of the process

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Informatics experts share their experiences on the implementing new technologies and manging change in the modern laboratory

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This chapter will consider the different classes of instruments and computerised instrument systems to be found in laboratories and the role they play in computerised experiments and sample processing – and the steady progress towards all-electronic laboratories.

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This chapter considers how the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of joined-up science. Knowledge management describes the processes that bring people and information together to address the acquisition, processing, storage, use, and re-use of knowledge to develop understanding and to create value

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This chapter takes the theme of knowledge management beyond document handling into the analysis and mining of data. Technology by itself is not enough – laboratory staff need to understand the output from the data analysis tools – and so data analytics must be considered holistically, starting with the design of the experiment