Cruise ships and electric cars: life-cycle goes digital

Cruise ships are more complicated than modern aircraft - they are made up of more than 10 million individual parts and assemblies, compared to about one million parts for the largest passenger airplanes and about 10,000 parts for a car. But both cruise ships and next-generation electric cars will benefit from life-cycle software, according to two announcements made this month

Life science software heads East

Two software houses providing bioinformatics and biosimulation for the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries - one based in the USA and one in Europe - have both announced that they are expanding into East Asia

Maplesoft encourages young mathematicians

As part of its efforts to encourage interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Maplesoft is sponsoring several educational events in the coming months. It has also just released MapleSim CAD Toolbox

Certara continues growth by acquisition

Certara, which offers biosimulation for drug development, has just acquired the UK-based consultancy XenologiQ, and separately, has also released version 15 of its Simcyp population-based simulator software

Pistoia represents biomolecular data better

Efforts to improve the way that biomolecules are represented got a boost this week when the Pistoia Alliance announced that it had selected quattro research GmbH to implement the HELM 2.0 project (Ambiguous HELM

Allotrope Framework makes lab data sharing easier

The dream of a vendor-agnostic, holistic framework for laboratory data management has taken a step closer with the announcement by Allotrope Foundation that it has released the first production version of its flagship Allotrope Framework

Dell to acquire EMC

Dell has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMC, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company. The total price of the acquisition is reported to be approximately $67 billion dollars - the largest merger of two technology firms in history

Pointwise awarded $1.2m contract from the US Air Force

Pointwise, a software company specialising in grid generation and pre-processing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), has been awarded a 2-year, $1.2 million contract from the US Air Force Materiel Command, part of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee


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