Posts Tagged ‘Software’

List of Cloud-based tools for research: Internet sites for Academic Science and Technology

In Internet, Science, Technology on ஓகஸ்ட் 6, 2014 at 10:55 முப

Sourceavailable for free until Sept 14th 2014
Paywall access here: Science Direct


Connecting researchers
Academia LinkedIn for researchers
Addgene Share and order plasmids
Bitbucket Share code
FigShare Share files and figures
GitHub Share and collaborate to write code
LabRoots Research social network
MyScienceWork Research social network available in eight languages
PlasmID Harvard’s plasmid-sharing platform Share scientific protocols
ResearchGate Research social network with over 3 million registered users
SlideShare Share presentation slides
Collaborative writing
Authorea Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
Google Docs Google’s online word processor
Office Online Microsoft’s online word processor
Paperpile Reference manager for Google Docs
PubChase Literature search on the go
SciGit Collaborative writing tool for researchers
ShareLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
WriteLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
Cloud-based electronic laboratory notebooks
CellKulture Laboratory notebook for cell culture
Hivebench Includes inventory and protocol management
LabArchives Connected with Prism scientific-graphing software
Labfolder Simple and effective laboratory notebook
Labguru All-in-one solution for research groups
Docollab Includes protocol management
Other cloud-based tools
Benchling Web-based suite of bioinformatic tools
Plotly Web-based plotting software
RunMyCode Share and run code on the cloud


10 game-changing technologies

In Internet, Science, Technology on மே 14, 2009 at 3:50 பிப

Source: Computerworld Opinion: 10 game-changing technologies

1. Sensor technology

Hewlett-Packard is developing an early prototype called CeNSE (Central Nervous System for the Earth), which uses microscopic sensors to communicate situational awareness about a city ecosystem. For example, a sensor on a bridge could report unusual vibrations back to a central command and first responders. Sensors in a home could report high levels of mercury, lead or pesticides.

2. Smarter Web

Some call it the Semantic Web. IBM Research has developed a Mozilla Firefox extension called CoScripter that is essentially a macro-recorder for the Web.

3. Network virtualization

Server virtualization is one of the most important game-changers of the past decade.

4. Fuzzy searches

As long as you know the right search term, it’s easy to find hundreds or even thousands of links on almost any given topic. Yahoo Correlator allows you to type in vague terms such as “English poet 1950s” and correlate information.

5. Social network integration

Open standards such as Y!OS and OpenSocial are paving the way for data sharing between services.

One combination that promises to be a game-changer — at least in terms of unifying social network and Web services — is the Palm Pre and the WebOS, which will make it easier to log in once for multiple services. I

6. Netbooks in the enterprise

7. Smart grid

The smart grid is coming — and local utility companies are racing to build it. Sensors located in HVAC and metering equipment connect to networks and can show consumers and companies how power is being used in real-time.


Solid-state drives are already an attractive option in the PC market. In enterprise computing, a solid-state drive RAID array — made up of several linked SSD drives. SSD should be less expensive on an IOPS (Input/output operations per second, or IOPS, are a measurement of overall storage speed.) basis than Fibre Channel.

9. Speech-to-text and e-mail integration

you might have a personal cell phone, a desk phone, a home phone and a business smartphone. Google Voice is a phone-number aggregator that automatically dials whichever phone number you want. The free service’s most-impressive feature, though, is voice-mail transcription.

10. Open PC cases

BMW designed a case for the ThermalTake PC as a prototype called Level 10 and came up with an open architecture that makes it easy to swap components.

Gartner’s Top 10 Information Technology Predictions for 2009

In Internet, Lists, Technology, USA on ஏப்ரல் 17, 2009 at 4:58 பிப

Gartner publishes an annual top 10 list of broad technology predictions selected from more than 100 predictions that its analysts present and review every year.

Prediction #1: The challenge of current world economic conditions is set to drive uptake of video telepresence in the next three years, with the travel industry losing out, according to Gartner Inc.

#2: From 2009 to 2013 the server virtualization software market will grow with a compound annual growth rate of 28 percent, rising from US$1.8bn to US$6.2bn. Organizations are looking at ways to cut costs, better utilize assets and reduce implementation/management time and complexity. Virtualization addresses all of these concerns.

3: By 2011, 30 percent of consulting and systems integration revenue will be delivered via ‘cloud computing,’ a style of computing where massively scaleable IT-enabled capabilities are delivered ‘as a service’ to external customers using Internet technologies.

4: By 2012, as many as one in three of the top 20 business process outsourcing (BPO) providers will no longer exist. Contracts which today rely on significant front-end transition investment and time will likely give way to standardized services utilizing cloud-oriented approaches.

#5: By 2012, successful enterprises will actively encourage and reward more failures in order to find the optimal approach they want more quickly. Unfortunately, for many reasons, most business managers lack the skills to change processes or understand how desired changes might affect others. Thus, the BPM principle that business managers and process participants can and should be able to change processes — either changing the design, the instance, the data or the execution — is very scary to many.

Prediction #6: In 2012, the major PC vendors will recycle only one PC for every five they ship. With ongoing PC market growth and strong adoption of mobile PCs, the volume of secondary PCs is accelerating. Without subsidies, PC recycling is usually not profitable.

#7: By 2012, 30 percent of mobile PCs sold in the worldwide consumer market will be priced at less than US$300. Low-cost PCs allow vendors to increase PC penetration in emerging markets across Asia Pacific, in Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa. The inclusion of wireless functionality for mobile Internet connectivity, when combined with growing availability of wireless infrastructure makes these devices attractive to telecommunications service providers, opening up a new distribution channel.

#8: By year end 2013, 40 percent of enterprise knowledge workers will have abandoned or removed their desk phone. With complex desk phones costing several hundred dollars per unit, and growing moves toward remote workers, hotdesking and other business practices which unlink an individual from a fixed location, there are significant cost savings possible.

#9: By the end of next year 2010, wireless operators will cease to offer unlimited (flat-rate) mobile data plans. Gartner warns that users must expect data throughput limitations on 3G to continue and plan mobile enterprise services accordingly. New bandwidth-intensive smart phones and mobile Internet devices are accelerating the demand for bandwidth, with devices like Apple’s iPhone driving significant increases in mobile data usage. Networks are already hitting capacity and increased customer demand is impacting network availability and effective throughput.

Prediction #10: By year end 2012, physical sensors will create 20 percent of non-video Internet traffic. We are all familiar with CCTV systems for monitoring traffic movement, license plates and many other applications, but how about collecting data from the hard-disk shock sensors in your notebook to collect data to better understand earth tremors and earthquakes?

Defense agencies list top 20 security controls

In Internet, Technology on பிப்ரவரி 24, 2009 at 10:30 பிப

  1. Inventory of authorized and unauthorized hardware.
  2. Inventory of authorized and unauthorized software; enforcement of white lists of authorized software.
  3. Secure configurations for hardware and software on laptops, workstations, and servers.
  4. Secure configurations of network devices such as firewalls, routers, and switches.
  5. Boundary Defense
  6. Maintenance, Monitoring and Analysis of Complete Audit Logs
  7. Application Software Security
  8. Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges
  9. Controlled Access Based On Need to Know
  10. Continuous Vulnerability Testing and Remediation
  11. Dormant Account Monitoring and Control
  12. Anti-Malware Defenses
  13. Limitation and Control of Ports, Protocols and Services
  14. Wireless Device Control
  15. Data Leakage Protection
  16. Secure Network Engineering
  17. Red Team Exercises
  18. Incident Response Capability
  19. Data Recovery Capability
  20. Security Skills Assessment and Appropriate Training To Fill Gaps

BlackBerry: Top 10 must-have apps for the Cellphones

In Technology on பிப்ரவரி 19, 2009 at 4:59 பிப

நன்றி: By Liane Cassavoy, PC World | InfoWorld | News | 2009-02-18 | By Liane Cassavoy, PC World: “Out of the thousands available, here are the apps to download right now for your smartphone”

1. Documents to Go, Premium Edition
$70; BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher

I know, I just said that most new BlackBerry phones come with a version of Documents to Go already installed. And they do — but it’s the Standard Edition. That app will let you view and edit existing Microsoft Office files, but it won’t let you create new ones; for those capabilities, you need the Premium Edition. Both versions let you open existing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents and Adobe PDF files natively, so you don’t need to convert them to view them properly.

2. PeeKaWho
$10; BlackBerry OS 4.1.0 or higher

It may not sound like a terrible hassle to open your BlackBerry’s e-mail client every time you get a message. But why not make things easy on yourself? PeeKaWho pops up an alert when you have an incoming e-mail message, showing you who sent it, the subject, and a snippet of the text. That way you’ll know whether the message is important enough to read right away, or whether it can wait until you’ve finished your current task. The alerts are especially handy if you’re composing another e-mail — they allow you to see new messages without losing the one you’re working on. You can also create blacklists or whitelists to control how many pop-ups you get.

3.  Maximizer CRM 10.5 Freedom for BlackBerry
Maximizer Software
$229 (single user); BlackBerry OS 4.6 or higher

4. PocketMac for BlackBerry
Free; Mac OS 10.4/10.5 and any BlackBerry phone

5. TwitterBerry
Orangatame Software
Free; BlackBerry OS 4.1.0 or higher

6. Opera Mini
Opera Software
Free; BlackBerry OS 4.0.0 or higher

7. YouMail
Free; dependent on carrier, works with most AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless phones

Anyone who has used an iPhone knows that its visual voicemail is one of its best — if often overlooked — features. But other companies, like YouMail, are taking note, launching similar services for other smartphones. YouMail visual voicemail displays a list of your incoming messages, so you can see who they’re from and when they arrived before listening to them. It also can transcribe the voice messages into text so that you can read them in places where you can’t make calls, and it lets you create various outgoing messages for different callers.

8. Viigo
Free; BlackBerry OS 4.1 or higher, BlackBerry hardware series 7100 or higher

Viigo started out as an RSS reader — and it was an excellent one, allowing you to add newsfeeds easily and browse the results. Nowadays this free application remains an outstanding RSS reader, but it also does much more, tracking weather, flight status, sports scores, stock quotes, and even restaurant reviews.

9. iSkoot for Skype
Free; BlackBerry hardware series 7100 or higher

You don’t have to leave your Skype account behind when you’re away from your PC. iSkoot lets you access many of Skype’s features right from your smart phone. You can chat with other Skype users, and you can save your monthly allotment of voice minutes by using Skype for voice calls. Make and receive calls to and from other Skype users, or use SkypeOut to call regular phone numbers.

10. Google Mobile Updater for BlackBerry
Free; works with all BlackBerry phones

Google offers a great collection of mobile applications, including Google Maps, Gmail, Docs, and Sync. Deciding which one to include here was a tough call — until I realized just how useful Google Mobile Updater can be. This tool allows you to install a variety of Google apps — including all the ones I just mentioned — to your phone, and notifies you when new products or updates to your existing apps are available.

Science & Technology Advancements: Latest & Greatest from 2008

In Internet, Lists, Magazines, Science, Technology on ஜனவரி 14, 2009 at 5:41 பிப

14-01-09    தொடர்கள்
21ம் நூற்றாண்டின் உபயோகமுள்ள உருப்படியான கண்டுபிடிப்புகள் ஒன்று முதல் பத்து வரை.

1.ஜீனோம் சிப்

பரம்பரை நோய் முதல் கேன்சர் வரை கொடிய விளைவை ஏற்படுத்தும் மரபணுக்களை முன்கூட்டியே கண்டறிந்து, எந்தெந்த மரபணு அபாயகரமானது என்பதை மைக்ரோ வடிவில் `ஜீனோம் சிப்’ மூலமாக தகவல்களைப் பதிவு செய்து தரும் அரிய கண்டுபிடிப்பு.

2.பர்த் கன்ட்ரோல் பேட்ச்

கு.க. சிகிச்சை, ஆணுறை, கருத்தடை மாத்திரைகளை வெறுப்பவர்களுக்கான கண்டுபிடிப்பு. `செக்ஸ்’ஸின்போது பேட்ச் மட்டும் போதும். நோ பேபி. நோ டென்ஷன்.

3.சப் டைட்டில் ரீடிங் கிளாஸ்
வயர்லெஸ் ஹெட்செட் கருவி புத்தக வாக்கியங்களை, சம்பந்தப்பட்ட மொழியிலேயே படித்துக் காட்டும். வேற்றுமொழி படங்களைப் பார்க்க நேர்ந்தாலும் இந்தக் கண்ணாடி அணிந்திருப்பின் மொழி ஒரு பிரச்னை அல்ல.

4.அமெஸ் – 1

நீளமான அதேசமயம் உறுதியான, வளையக்கூடிய குழாய் போன்ற அமைப்புதான் இது. தீப்பிடித்த பதினோறாவது மாடியில் இருந்து லகுவாக சறுக்கிக்கொண்டே கீழே உங்களை பாதுகாப்பாக கரை சேர்க்கும் ஏணி.

5.போன் டூத்

ஒற்றைப் பல்லில் செல்போன் சங்கதிகள்.அழைப்பு வந்தால் காதிற்குள் ஹலோ குரல் கேட்கும். பேசவும், கேட்கவும் ஈஸியான வழி. வயர்லெஸ் கண்ட்ரோலும் உண்டு இந்தப் பல்லில்.

6.கிப்ஸ் அகுடா

நிலத்தில் சாதாரண காராகவும், நீருக்குள் புகுந்தால் சீறும் படகாகவும் அழகாகவே உருமாறும் உற்சாக வாகனம்.

7.இன்டலிஜென்ட் ஓவன்ஸ்

ஃப்ரிட்ஜ் உடன் கூடிய மைக்ரோ ஓவன். ஃபிரிட்ஜுக்கு செல்போன், இன்டர்நெட் வழியே கமெண்ட் கொடுத்தால் ஓவனுக்கு உணவுப் பொருள் ஷிப்டாகிவிடும். சமையலும் ரெடி!

8.விர்சுவல் கீ போர்டு

லேசரை அடிப்படையாகக்  கொண்டு தொடுதிரையாக வந்த இந்த கணினி கீ போர்டுக்கு அப்படியொரு வரவேற்பு. துல்லியமாகவும், எளிதில் பயன்படுத்தவும் முடிவதால் எப்போதும் இந்தக் கண்டுபிடிப்பு ஒரு சகபயணிதான்.

9.பயோனிக் கான்டாக்ட்ஸ்

கான்டாக்ட் லென்ஸ் மாதிரியான தோற்றம். அலுவலக வேலைகள், சந்திக்க வேண்டிய நபர், போகவேண்டிய இடம் என விஷுவலாக வரைபடம் முதற்கொண்டு கண்முன்னே தோன்றி ஞாபகப்படுத்துவதால், பிஸினஸ்மேன் ஆசாமிகளுக்கு இது கூடுதல் வசதி.

10.ஸ்மித் x

சிறப்பான தாள் ப்ளஸ் ஒரு மிஷின். இந்தப் பேப்பரில் இஷ்டப்படி எழுதிவிட்டு, பின் அந்தப் பேப்பரை இத்துடன் தரப்படும் மிஷினில் செலுத் தினால் எழுத்துக்கள் மட்டும் மறைந்து பேப்பர் புதிதாக திரும்பி வரும். எழுதிய பேப்பரை இனி கிழிக்க வேண்டாம்.

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