January 23, 2009

Transparency is the watchword, and already a practice

President Obama is already speaking to a large choir with this particular hymn: In one of a handful of memorandums released during his first full day as president, Obama said he planned to issue an open government directive, which will instruct agencies…
August 1, 2008

How open should open source be?

On behalf of the NIH, TCG runs a project called the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse, otherwise known as NITRC. It’s a resource for neuroimaging researchers who are developing or using software to analyze things like fMRI scans and other kinds…
March 18, 2008

Big Dog: $10m of your money put to good use

Big Dog is a quadruped robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This thing can traverse rough territory while carrying significant payloads, which could be very useful in situations such as battle, health…
February 13, 2008

A Lifetime of Biomedical Computing: A Conversation with Robert Ledley

This came through on the BCIG wire and I thought it may be of interest to readers with interests in biocomputing, bioinformatics, and the like. A Lifetime of Biomedical Computing: A Conversation with Robert Ledley February 21, 2008, 3:00 p.m. Building 38A,…
October 10, 2007

Free training on neuroimaging tools clearinghouse tomorrow

If you have an interest in neuroimaging informatics tools and resources, you should attend the free, online training being held tomorrow on the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse. NITRC, as the site is known, is being built by NIH…
September 25, 2007

New technology transfer resource

Sharon McLoone’s Small Business blog pointed out a great resource for entrepreneurs looking for new innovations to take to market: the iBridge Network. This is “an online searchable database with the latest news in research, technologies and findings at U.S. universities.…