April/May 2006

Problem-solving pushes boundaries

It is well known that equations and algorithms used in rocket science are used in Wall Street, but that is not the only crossover between hard-core scientific computing and the commercial world. Scientific research progresses because researchers constantly come up with new ways to meet the challenges thrown up by their research goals.

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OriginLab has created a standard for rich transmission of technical graphics, argues Felix Grant

Yours, free to keep...

From a dune in the depths of the Sahel desert, Felix Grant accessed free statistics software using a handheld. But, he discovered, there are costs other than monetary ones.


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