Features

01 November 2004

Powerful scientific instruments need powerful software, but help is at hand in simplifying the complexity, writes James Aitken

01 November 2004

Electronic lab notebooks can help researchers in small as well as large companies, Peter Rees discovered

01 September 2004

Felix Grant believes that software can open up the big ideas in mathematics to the wider public, democratising the subject, and making it part of popular culture

01 September 2004

Although sometimes their role is overlooked, distributors can add value to scientific software through the technical support they provide. John Murphy talked to Adept Scientific, one of the largest distributors

01 September 2004

Integrating LIMS with enterprise resource planning software is topical, but Peter Rees found that standardising and centralising are essential first steps

01 September 2004

If the trend is towards standardisation, how can LIMS be tailored to fit individual customers? The answer lies with workflows, according to Colin Thurston

01 September 2004

It's a science about working on the small scale, but it has big promise. Michael Francis of Accelrys looks to the future of nanotechnology

01 July 2004

After text-mining, Doug Paxson believes images will be next to be mined for information

01 July 2004

Conrad Wolfram believes we should treat computers like cars: we should specify the problem and let the computer do the working out

01 July 2004

Rohit Khanna looks forward to the integration of instruments and software to master the mounds of data created in the lab

01 July 2004

Dr John McAlister finds that scientific computing is not an end in itself but that success depends on it

01 July 2004

The development of LIMS will involve not only integrated data, but integration with enterprise applications, in Kevin Smith's view

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