• 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 ...

  • 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 ...