• Added 1st July 2014

    Reducing Deepwater Risk

    Knowing that vast resources of petroleum and gas lie beneath the ocean makes deepwater drilling attractive—but it's a notoriously risky and costly endeavor. Supercomputers, advanced methodologies, growing data sources and ...

  • Added 1st July 2014

    Exploring Autophagy in Cancer

    Dr. Philip Lorenzi of MD Anderson has been cataloguing the cellular components of the autophagy process, a project which requires data analysis software that can identify the most proteins and ...

  • Added 1st July 2014

    Analyzing Biobased Thermosets

    The first polymers created were bio-based, with synthetics only becoming more popular as crude oil developed. Today, as oil depletes and environmental concerns increase, focus is returning to bio-based polymers. ...

  • Added 30th June 2014

    Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management

    Monitoring the safety of a medicine is a vital and ongoing part of that product's life cycle. A pharmacovigilance team has many roles and responsibilities, including collecting and analyzing data, ...

  • Added 24th June 2014

    Rare Earths Part 1: Satisfying the Shortfall

    In this first part of a series on rare earth elements (REEs), we look at how rare they are and the difficultly in extracting REEs in significant quantities. And how, ...

  • Added 17th June 2014

    EOR and Carbon Storage

    Carbon capture technology has advanced to the point that, combined with carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2 EOR), it has the potential to reduce the industrial carbon footprint in the ...

  • Added 17th June 2014

    Light-emitting Electrochemical Cells

    With artificial light always needed, the search for more efficient lighting is constant. Light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) are promising devices that operate with low voltages. Challenges remain, but recent advances ...

  • Added 17th June 2014

    Greenhouse Gas Savings

    The greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production of fertilizer are likely to only get worse as time goes on, due to an increasing need for food supplies to ...

  • Added 12th June 2014

    Data Mining Techniques

    A review of data-mining techniques (DMT) and applications during the 2000 to 2011 period shows that there was an explosion of new development in that decade, particularly driven by increased ...

  • Added 20th May 2014

    Coming to terms with changing terminology

    In the rapidly evolving world of semiconductors, hot new trends come and go, and that includes the use of certain terminology. Tech publications were once bursting with terms such as ...

  • Added 15th May 2014

    Genotoxicity assessment of additives

    The synthetic aldehydes known as HCA and BMHCA have a floral scent that makes them ideal for giving fragrance to personal care items such as shampoos and creams and for ...

  • Added 15th May 2014

    Upgrade heavy oils with emerging technology

    Increased production of heavy crude oils has spurred R&D departments everywhere into finding ways to upgrade these materials, and now many different processes are in development. Each of these emerging ...

  • Added 8th May 2014

    Search literature for medical device safety

    Keeping track of your medical devices in the scientific literature is a critical and often challenging responsibility that requires exhaustive, nuanced searching. Donna Sees, an experienced information consultant for pharmaceutical ...

  • Added 8th May 2014

    Nanocellulose: A New Ageless Bionanomaterial

    Cellulose, the planet's most abundant natural polymer, has at last come to prominence as a nanostructured material, known as nanocellulose. With demand for sustainable products at an all-time high, nanocellulose-based ...

  • Added 6th May 2014

    Unstructured Geospatial Information for a Competitive Advantage in Resource Exploration

    Geospatial data can exist on a spectrum from unstructured through structured – based on whether you’re working with maps pulled from documents or precise data in a geographic information system. ...