What Is the Relevance of Technology?

“Innovation over the long haul is immaterial”. That is the thing that a client of mine revealed to me when I made an introduction to him about another item. I had been discussing the item’s highlights and benefits and recorded “cutting edge innovation” or something along those lines, as one of them. That is the point at which he offered his expression. I understood later that he was right, at any rate inside the setting of how I utilized “Innovation” in my introduction. Yet, I started pondering whether he could be directly in different settings also.

What is Technology?

Merriam-Webster characterizes it as:

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a: the functional use of information particularly in a specific zone: building 2

b: a capacity given by the viable use of information

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: a way of achieving an assignment particularly utilizing specialized procedures, techniques, or information

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: the specific parts of a specific field of attempt

Wikipedia characterizes it as:

Innovation (from Greek τî­χνη, techne, “craftsmanship, aptitude, shrewd of hand”; and – λογî¯α, – logia[1]) is the creation, alteration, utilization, and information on devices, machines, strategies, specialties, frameworks, and techniques for association, so as to take care of an issue, improve a previous answer for an issue, accomplish an objective, handle an applied info/yield connection or play out a particular capacity. It can likewise allude to the assortment of such apparatuses, including hardware, alterations, courses of action and strategies. Advances altogether influence human just as other creature species’ capacity to control and adjust to their common habitats. The term can either be applied for the most part or to explicit regions: models incorporate development innovation, therapeutic innovation, and data innovation.

The two definitions spin around something very similar – application and use.

Innovation is an empowering influence

Numerous individuals erroneously trust it is innovation which drives development. However from the definitions over, that is plainly not the situation. It is opportunity which characterizes advancement and innovation which empowers development. Think about the exemplary “Form a superior mousetrap” model instructed in many business colleges. You may have the innovation to manufacture a superior mousetrap, however on the off chance that you have no mice or the old mousetrap functions admirably, there is no chance and afterward the innovation to construct a superior one gets superfluous. Then again, in the event that you are overwhelmed with mice, at that point the open door exists to advance an item utilizing your innovation.

Another model, one with which I am personally recognizable, are shopper hardware new businesses. I’ve been related with both those that succeeded and those that fizzled. Each had one of a kind driving edge innovations. The thing that matters was opportunity. Those that fizzled couldn’t discover the chance to build up an important development utilizing their innovation. Actually to endure, these organizations needed to transform customarily into something entirely unexpected and on the off chance that they were fortunate they could exploit subordinates of their unique innovation. Usually, the first innovation ended up in the garbage dump. Innovation, along these lines, is an empowering influence whose extreme incentive is to make enhancements to our lives. So as to be pertinent, it should be utilized to make advancements that are driven by circumstance.

Innovation as an upper hand?

Numerous organizations list an innovation as one of their upper hands. Is this substantial? At times truly, yet In many cases no.

Innovation creates along two ways – a transformative way and a progressive way.

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SciCraft is a powerful open source data analysis software with an easy-to-use graphical user interface

Many of todays scientists face the following problem: They need to integrate a substantial number of computational tools to solve problems.

SciCraft is a software designed to make software and method integration easier. It is also designed to make different computational tools easily available to the user. In theory SciCraft can be used to integrate any type of software, but we have in particular focused on the integration and availability of data analysis methods which originate from fields such as bioinformatics, statistics, chemometrics and artificial intelligence. One reason for this focus is that irrespective of the scientific field in question, there is almost always a need to perform data analysis.

The SciCraft Molecular Editor

SciCraft contains a powerful 3D molecular editor and visualization node.

In chemistry and biology there is a need to construct and display the 3D structure of molecules. There are many programs for this, however there is problem to integrate this functionality with e.g. data analysis tools. In e.g. quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) we seek to construct models that are able to predict the activity of molecules from their structure. As the statistical models are investiated it is often necessary to combine the plotting of statistical results (such as e.g. score plots from principal component analysis) to the ability to view 3D structures of individual molecules. In techniques such as comparative field analysis (CoMFA) it is common to plot regression coefficients that can be interpreted as intensities at 3D localised points together with the 3D structure of an example molecule.

Microarray Analysis Tools

SciCraft provides tools for analysis through its use of Bioconductor functions.

Bioconductor is a large R package containing tools for bioinformatics. Of particular interest to us to create nodes in SciCraft based on Bioconductor functions related to analysis of microarrays. At the present only a small subset of all Bioconductor methods are connected to SciCraft, however it is expected that more functions will be made available in the near future.

SciCraft Also Runs R Programs

SciCraft allows people to run their R software as nodes

R is a powerful high level programming language used mainly in statistics. One of the main advantages with the R plugin for the users of SciCraft is the large number of advanced methods availble in this language.

On the R package page you can find a large number of statistical tools. In principle, any of these methods can be made available through SciCraft.

Run Your Matlab/Octave Software In SciCraft

Many nodes in SciCraft are actually Matlab or Octave programs running in the background

Matlab is perhaps one of the most commonly used high level languages used today for science and engineering. Many scientist have developed new data analysis and processing tools in this language which now can be made easily available through SciCraft. However, as Matlab is a commercial product and very expensive, SciCraft does use this to run Matlab m-files. For this we use Octave which is an open source Matlab clone. Since it is open source we can without problems bundle this with SciCraft to allow the users direct access to a large library of methods written in Matlab syntax.

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