Arthritis sufferers in the UK will soon have access to a ‘virtual personal assistant’ that will provide information and advice to people living with Arthritis. This new service is powered by IBM Watson, A commercially available cognitive computing service, in partnership with the UK-based charity Arthritis Research UK
The Pistoia Alliance is aiming to improve laboratory safety with the launch of a new Chemical Safety Library (CSL) Service - a collaborative database of hazardous reaction incident data, which allows hazardous reaction information to be captured, stored and shared.
Bright Computing, a provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, has announced that the Fox Chase Cancer Center is now using Bright Cluster Manager for use in a new high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in operation at the centre
This week the UK government announced its plans for a digital strategy to accelerate the growth of high-tech industry – including a review to define conditions for the ‘artificial intelligence industry to thrive and grow in the UK.'
Today the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit genomics and genetics research institute, has been awarded a four-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the next phase of the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, a fundamental genomics resource used by many scientists to study human health and disease.
In a recent editorial, Nature Geoscience has highlighted the work of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center on a simulation code called CALIOPE, which provides 48-hour air quality forecasts for Spain and Europe. The piece, published at the begging of February, highlights the health problems associated with air pollution which not only affects developing countries but many of the world's major cities.
Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron, has recently appointed Dr Andrew Richards as its new head of scientific computing. He joins Ulrik Pedersen, who became head of Diamond’s Beamline Controls Group in September. Alongside the Data Analysis and Data Acquisition Groups, they are responsible for delivering the computing capability to underpin the science facility’s cutting edge research and operational activities.
IBM Watson Health has announced a research initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology.
A new study that is investigating bacterial movement, behaviour, and colony formation could help researchers to develop a better understanding of infections – paving the way to new antimicrobial treatments.
For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori
Robert Roe looks at the latest simulation techniques used in the design of industrial and commercial vehicles
Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware
Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community
Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers