• Added 26th August 2014

    With the Right Tools, Big Data Boosts Efficiency

    As the ocean of available research swells, scientists risk getting lost in the deluge. But advanced text-mining tools are making it easier to sift through data, make connections and gain ...

  • Added 22nd August 2014

    Auxetic Materials for Sports Applications

    Athletes need vital protection that doesn't compromise their ability to play well. Providing increased energy absorption and impressive conformability, auxetic materials are well-suited to making protectors like helmets and pads ...

  • Added 12th August 2014

    Data Integration Driving Research Efficiency

    A crucial part of the information manager's job is to prove the value of research tools. Informatics must be tied to business outcomes, or else management won't make the investment.How ...

  • Added 12th August 2014

    Overcoming Challenges in Multi-Disciplinary R&D

    Modern drug development demands a broad approach, one that looks to many scientific disciplines for knowledge, but searching multiple streams can be difficult and time-consuming.How are information managers at one ...

  • Added 8th August 2014

    Rare Earths Part 2: Seeking Untapped Deposits

    The latest "gold rush" is a little less glittery and a lot more grey. This time the search is for rare earth elements (REEs), used in everything from microchips to ...

  • Added 8th August 2014

    From Library Stacks to Online Searches

    The early 1800s saw an explosion in research, resulting in the first attempts at organizing scientific data. From books and journals to 20th century card catalogs and microforms to today's ...

  • Added 1st August 2014

    Boost Upstream From the Back Office

    As O&G companies strive to locate new resources and stay ahead of the competition, their exploration and production efforts demand sophisticated back-office support. Geoscientists must identify the best IT tools ...

  • Added 1st August 2014

    Fine and Specialty Chemicals Drive Chinese R&D

    As chemical research and manufacturing strategies experience major global shifts, the fine and specialty chemical industry is looking to the East. More companies are now moving their R&D to China, ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Engineering Robust Insect Resistance

    Effective, sustainable methods for protecting crops from pests are in great need, especially as the world's population continues to grow and demand for food increases. The genetic engineering of plant ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Conductive Polymers for Tissue Engineering

    Among the new generation of "smart" electroactive biomaterials are conductive polymers, which are perhaps the smartest of the bunch due to their incredible versatility and control. Already used in computer ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Predicting O&G’s Future Through Scenarios

    For decades, Shell has used scenario planning to foster deeper thinking and better decision making. In a recent publication, Shell explored trends in economics, geopolitics, energy, and the environment to ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Corrosion Inhibition for Steels in Acidic Media

    The costs of corrosion cannot be underestimated. Corrosion control not only lowers maintenance costs, but can also prevent oilfield disasters. What materials are used for well construction and which are ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Sustaining Pasture Productivity

    Organic phosphorus (P) could potentially sustain the production of intensive pasture systems, but we still have much to learn first. What do we already know about organic P in pasture ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Bridging the Gaps in Personalized Medicine

    From mail order genetic testing kits to "wearables" that measure a person's vital signs on the go, we have better access to our medical data than ever before. But using ...

  • Added 14th July 2014

    The Perfect Balance

    Bigger may be better, but the quality and specificity of results is as important as their quantity. To effectively support chemists in all disciplines, you need intelligent information systems that ...