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Amazon launches Hadoop data-crunching service

Customers can use MapReduce to pay by the sip as they do things like index the Web, mine data, and conduct financial analysis or bioinformatics research.

By April 2, 2009


Shoe phone talks the talk, walks the walk

An Australian post-doctoral fellow in bioinformatics has developed a wearable shoe that can place and receive calls wirelessly. Maxwell Smart would be proud.

By February 27, 2009


Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014


Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

The new program will give three initial companies a leg up in getting their startups off the ground. The accelerator will be modeled on those that traditionally work with tech and biotech startups.

By May 17, 2012


VCs' next big things: Big data, drugs, and education

Five of the most influential tech investors, including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, highlight their top 10 trends for the next five years during a panel discussion.

By May 23, 2012


IBM setting up cloud for genome research

Teaming up with the University of Missouri, IBM is developing a cloud-computing environment where scientists can collaborate on and share information about their genome research.

By July 2, 2010


IBM: Mind reading is less than five years away. For real.

As part of its annual list of five-year predictions, Big Blue is suggesting that, among other things, people will be able to utilize computing technology to figure out some of what others are thinking. Also, we'll never need passwords again.

By December 19, 2011


New database could speed up drug discovery

New database and software, called ChEA, is designed to revolutionize how researchers identify drug targets and biomarkers, the developers at Mount Sinai report.

By September 15, 2010


Intel alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech

Intel President Paul Otellini announces plan for new alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech firms over next two years.

By February 23, 2010