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Cheminformatics

January 29, 2013 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Cheminformatics is a cross between Computer Science and Chemistry: the process of storing and retrieving information about chemical compounds. Information Systems are concerned with storing, […]

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MiniFlame

November 1, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Kaspersky Lab has discovered a cut-down version of the infamous Flame cyber-espionage weapon. MiniFlame, like its big brother, is also an information-slurper well suited to […]

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Neutrinos

October 31, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

What are neutrinos? Neutrinos are tiny, neutral, elementary particles which interact with matter via the weak force. The weakness of this force gives neutrinos the […]

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DNA

October 24, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Like the one ring of power in Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the master molecule of every cell.  It contains vital […]

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Autonomic computing

October 10, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Autonomic computing is a self-managing computing model named after, and patterned on, the human body’s autonomic nervous system. An autonomic computing system would control the […]

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Predictive analytics

October 10, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Predictive analytics is the branch of data mining concerned with the prediction of future probabilities and trends. The central element of predictive analytics is the […]

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Cognitive computing

October 4, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Cognitive computing refers to the development of computer systems modelled after the human brain. Originally referred to as artificial intelligence, researchers began to use the […]

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Biological Internet

October 1, 2012 Raja Raja Cholan 0

The M13 bacteriophage can be used to deliver a DNA message in the “Bi-Fi” biological internet cell-to-cell communication system The internet has revolutionized global communications […]

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UHDTV

August 8, 2012 cholan 0

Ultra High Definition Television (or UHDTV, 2160p, 4320p, 4K, and 8K) is a digital video format proposed by NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories and […]

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Biomimicry

July 26, 2012 cholan 0

What is Biomimicry?         Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates […]

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Higgs Boson

July 14, 2012 cholan 0

Scientists at the CERN research centre near Geneva, Switzerland,  unveiled their latest findings in their search for the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle key to […]

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Higgs Boson Basics

July 5, 2012 cholan 1

Which other major discoveries we can compare this one to?  This discovery can be compared to ground breaking earlier discoveries such as the discovery of […]

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Green Rust

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

A rare kind of mineral known as “green rust”, which could be used to scrape toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment, also played […]

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Zulu time

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

What is “Zulu” time? Zulu (short for “Zulu time”) is used in the military and in navigation generally as a term for Universal Coordinated Time […]

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Leap Seconds

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

What are leap seconds? About every one and a half years, one extra second is added to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and clocks around the […]