£50,000 prize for modelling software

07 June 2007

Process Systems Enterprise has won the coveted Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for its successful mathematical modelling software, used to make chemical plants safer and more efficient.

New distributor agreement for Labtronics

06 June 2007

Labtronics has appointed Applied Biosystems, developers of SQL*LIMS P4, as distributors of Labtronics' Nexxis qELN Electronic Laboratory Notebook for QA/QC laboratories

Improved access to chemical databases for German students

06 June 2007

CAS has renewed an agreement to provide its desktop research tool, SciFinder Scholar, to 57 universities and eight schools in Germany.

In Brief

06 June 2007

CAS's 100th anniverary celebrations, Thermo Fisher Scientific's user group meetings, and decision-making software in pharma applications.

Advisory boards created for informatics products

06 June 2007

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched an advisory board for its KnowItAll U product. It has also recently created an editorial board to look over its SpectraBase database.

Realistic vehicle crash tests

04 June 2007

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials have developed a more realistic method of simulating cars crashing, potentially saving manufacturers thousands of pounds with each test.

Informatics initiative for global pharma company

31 May 2007

Global pharmaceutical company UCB has launched a major informatics initiative that will make use of Genedatas Expressionist and Phylosopher platforms.

Rapid noise analysis aids automotive company

31 May 2007

Automotive company Mira has selected LMS Test.Lab for its consultancy vehicle noise and vibration testing and development. The new software allows more rapid analysis to identify where problems may be occurring.

Teaching software helps Dutch students achieve 95 per cent pass rate

25 May 2007

Engineering students at the Polytechnical Institute of Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden in Holland (NHL) have benefited from using the Maple TA educational software, with a 95 per cent pass rate for their course.

Computer models help with riot control

25 May 2007

The randomness of riots is also what makes them so dangerous. Now, a geographer at Arizona State University is designing a computer model to help predict human behaviour at its most unpredictable.

University develops HPC cluster

25 May 2007

The University of Surrey is to install a high performance computing cluster to provide more computationally intensive research in multimedia security, intelligent and adaptive systems and the financial services industry.

$25k prize for solving computing's 'simplest' problem

17 May 2007

Wolfram Research, the creator of Mathematica, is to award a $25,000 prize to the first person or group to solve a 70-year-old puzzle at the very core of modern computing.