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03/13/06

  11:58:59 am, by The Dreamer   , 66 words  
Categories: BOINC

Rosetta@home

Link: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/

Rosetta@home is a scientific research project that uses internet-connected computers to predict and design protein structures, and protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. Our goal is to develop methods that accurately predict and design protein structures and complexes, an endeavor that may ultimately help researchers develop cures for human diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Malaria, and Alzheimer's (See our Disease Related Research page for more information).

  11:57:36 am, by The Dreamer   , 372 words  
Categories: BOINC

SIMAP - Similarity Matrix of Proteins

Link: http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/

About SIMAP

What is SIMAP?
SIMAP is a database of protein similarities. It contains about all currently published protein sequences and is continuously updated. Protein similarities are computed using the FASTA algorithm which provides optimal speed and sensitivity. SIMAP is to our knowledge the only project that combines comprehensive coverage with respect to all known proteins and incremental update capabilities.

What is SIMAP used for?
Because of the huge amount of known protein sequences in public databases it became clear that most of them will not be experimentally characterized in the near future. Nevertheless, proteins that have evolved from a common ancestor often share same functions (so-called orthologs). So it is possible to infer the function of a non-characterized protein from an ortholog with known function. A well-known example are the investigations about mouse genes and proteins. Their results are also beeing true for orthologous human genes and proteins in many cases. Protein similarities provide information about relations between proteins and are necessary for the prediction of orthologs. There are many more bioinformatics methods that rely on protein similarity. Our protein similarity database provides pre-computed similarity data and represents the known protein space. This opens completely new perspectives compared to the commonly used method to repeatedly re-calculate such kind of data. SIMAP is regularly updated. The similarity matrix is simply beeing incrementally extended if new sequences occur. The use of SIMAP is completely free for education and public research.

Why do we need distributed computing for SIMAP?
The computational costs to calculate the similarity data depend on the square of the number of contained sequences. So the computational effort for keeping the matrix up-to-date is constantly increasing. Our internal resources that perform calculations for SIMAP since years are not longer sufficient to keep track of all new sequences. That's why we implemented a SIMAP-client for the BOINC platform (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) which is based on the FASTA algorithm to detect sequence similarities.

What are the institutions behind SIMAP?
SIMAP is a joint project of the GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg and Technical University Munich, Center of Life and Food Science Weihenstephan (both in Germany). Please contact Thomas Rattei (Department of Genome Oriented Bioinformatics, TU Munich).

  11:48:13 am, by The Dreamer   , 42 words  
Categories: ReplayTV

WiRNS

Link: http://www.wirns.com/

Windows Replay Network Server

WiRNS is a C# Solution for ReplayTV owners who live outside of the United States. It allows you to load custom guide/lineup information from Zap2it & XMLTV sources, while still proxying appropriate connections to the "mothership".

03/12/06

  08:16:33 pm, by The Dreamer   , 128 words  
Categories: Miscellaneous

MATHCOUNTS Home Page

Link: http://www.mathcounts.org/

MATHCOUNTS? is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. With over 22 years experience, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors, and students.

After several months of coaching, participating schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written and oral competitions held nationwide and in U.S. schools overseas. Winners at the local level proceed to state competitions, where the top 4 Mathletes? and top coach earn the right to represent their state or territory at the national level. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students' math skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements.

01/31/06

  01:28:43 pm, by The Dreamer   , 75 words  
Categories: Miscellaneous

Manual Power Europe

Link: http://www.manualpower-europe.com/EN/homepage.php

The Manual Power is a gyroscope, based on Newton?s first law. By making a rotary movement from the wrist, the rotor, which is localized in the centre of the Manual Power, is kept rotating. While rotating energy is produced, which can be used via a smart construction for charging a cell phone. And when no phone is connected, the produced energy is stored in a built-in battery. Ready to be used by the flashlight.

01/29/06

  03:53:57 pm, by The Dreamer   , 81 words  
Categories: Software

Womble Multimedia, Inc. - MPEG-VCR & MPEG Video Wizard

Link: http://womble.com/

Welcome to Womble Multimedia, home of the incredible video editing software package MPEG Video Wizard DVD, MPEG Video Wizard and MPEG2VCR! Our MPEG editing software is some of the fastest available. No other software offers no-delay scrubbing - that's right, imagine sliding the timeline bar and having no lag in video, even when editing a file over a network connection! (Hardware requirements apply.) Additionally, you can edit in native MPEG format and save without re-encoding. That is an incredible time saver!

01/22/06

  11:15:16 am, by The Dreamer   , 16 words  
Categories: Miscellaneous

Am I Right - Band Name Origins

Link: http://www.amiright.com/names/origins/

Do you know why a band picked out it's name? Feel free to let us know.

12/25/05

  01:55:51 am, by The Dreamer   , 51 words  
Categories: Travel

Royal Caribbean International - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Link: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/gohome.do

Welcome to Royal Caribbean International, the cruise line that delivers the "Wow!" and the one that put rock-climbing walls and ice-skating rinks on cruise ships. Whether you've sailed with us before or have just seen our commercials on TV, you may have the sense that we're not your average cruise line.

  01:48:41 am, by The Dreamer   , 6 words  
Categories: Travel

Cruise Fools

Link: http://www.cruisefools.org/index.php

Good people, Good Times, Great Cruises.

11/26/05

  12:57:45 am, by The Dreamer   , 8 words  
Categories: ReplayTV

l8er's ReplayTV Upgrade Site

Link: http://www.replaytvupgrade.com/

l8er's ReplayTV DIY Upgrade/Repair/Information Site

08/22/05

  09:56:06 pm, by The Dreamer   , 0 words  
Categories: ReplayTV

DVArchive Init Script

08/03/05

  09:49:42 pm, by The Dreamer   , 40 words  
Categories: BOINC

LHC@home

Link: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/

LHC@home helps the construction of Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It simulates how the particles travel trough the 27 km long tunnel. With the help of the calculated information, the magnets that control the beam can be calibrated with greater precision.

07/03/05

  10:55:21 pm, by The Dreamer   , 0 words  
Categories: Travel

Welcome to Norwegian Cruise Line

  10:54:49 pm, by The Dreamer   , 0 words  
Categories: Travel

Carnival Cruise Lines - Home page

  10:54:12 pm, by The Dreamer   , 0 words  
Categories: Travel

Cruises - Holland America Line Inc.

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04/09/05

  03:31:53 pm, by The Dreamer   , 13 words  
Categories: Miscellaneous

About Daylight Saving Time - History, rationale, laws & dates

Link: http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html

Learn the history of daylight saving, from Benjamin Franklin to the present...

03/31/05

02/24/05

  11:09:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 0 words  
Categories: Miscellaneous

Engineers Without Borders - Canada

01/28/05

  05:39:11 pm, by The Dreamer   , 0 words  
Categories: BOINC

Einstein@Home

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