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  • Solar Orbiter - Case Study

    Solar Orbiter - Case Study

    Solar Orbiter is part of ESA’s “cosmic vision” science programme exploring planets and life, the solar system, fundamental laws and the universe. Planned for launch in 2018, it continues ESA’s long heritage in space ...

  • Analytics is not just about patterns in big data

    Analytics is not just about patterns in big data

    For most people, the term ‘data analytics’ conjures up images of Amazon, Facebook and Google: digitally born companies that gather huge data sets in order to better target products, adverts or services across a huge customer base. When ...

    Nick Clarke

  • Open data aims to boost food security prospects

    Open data aims to boost food security prospects

    Rothamsted Research, a leading agricultural research institution, is attempting to make data from long-term experiments available to all. In partnership with a data consultancy, is it developing a method to make complex results accessible and ...

  • Trump victory: Slap in the face for big data or desperate cry for more?

    Trump victory: Slap in the face for big data or desperate cry for more?

    Stats are the lifeblood of everything, we’re told. Analytics are the new creed, we’re all meant to believe in (and even semi-worship). But overwhelming evidence shows they’re not always that trustworthy. And the fundamental kicker ...

  • Digital Technology to Transform Oil, Gas Hiring Practices

    Digital Technology to Transform Oil, Gas Hiring Practices

    The oil and gas industry’s effort to adopt digital technology not only will impact its daily operations, but its hiring needs as well. The oil and gas industry must pursue digital technology for two reasons: an aging workforce and increased ...

  • The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ...

    Simon Stoddart

  • The business value of doing the math

    The business value of doing the math

    Under the impulse of trends like ‘big data’, MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is broadening its scope, from the technical disciplines to other – more business- and ...

  • How will open source AI change the tech industry?

    How will open source AI change the tech industry?

    Big tech players’ AI APIs will have a huge effect on IT After years in the labs, artificial intelligence (AI) is being unleashed at last. Google, Microsoft and Facebook have all made their own AI APIs open source in recent months, while IBM ...

    Jamie Carter

  • Here’s what UK developers need to know about machine learning

    Here’s what UK developers need to know about machine learning

    Here’s what you need to know about machine learning languages, tools and frameworks. Thanks to its role underpinning many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning has become of mainstream interest to many ...

  • High-powered laser for scientists

    High-powered laser for scientists

    STFC’s Central Laser Facility develops £10 million laser system Data analytics expert Tessella has helped the UK’s Central Laser Facility (CLF), part of The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), in its development of ...

  • High energy challenges

    High energy challenges

    The UK’s Central Laser Facility (CLF), part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), has recently developed an advanced high-powered laser, created to help research and development in the scientific community. CLF was tasked ...

    David Michel

  • Akzo Bets on a Color App That Will Paint Your Living Room

    Akzo Bets on a Color App That Will Paint Your Living Room

    Akzo Nobel NV, Europe’s largest paint maker, plans to boost revenue during the busiest season for home renovations with a smartphone app that helps decorators choose the perfect color for their houses. Shoppers can use the Dutch ...

  • Collaboration for innovation: The IT behind R&D

    Collaboration for innovation: The IT behind R&D

    Many of the world’s largest companies have R&D departments which spend fortunes developing new and improved products. Pharmaceuticals is perhaps the highest value of such industries, but similar work goes on in consumer products (shampoos, ...

  • Data analytics and the materials cycle

    Data analytics and the materials cycle

    Data has the potential to revolutionise the materials industry, from extraction to processing to commercialisation. But it can only do so with the right mix of technology, skills and strategy. Dr Matt Jones explains. Using data is nothing new, but ...