• Publications
  • Influence
Virtual globes: The web-wide world
TLDR
It is found that online tools, led by the Google Earth virtual globe, are changing the way the authors interact with spatial data, and will have far reaching implications for the way that scientists use spatial data.
Power to the people
In Africa, where malaria hits hardest, scientists are crying out for countries to take matters into their own hands, says Declan Butler.
Translational research: Crossing the valley of death
TLDR
A chasm has opened up between biomedical researchers and the patients who need their discoveries and whether the US National Institutes of Health can bridge the gap.
When Google got flu wrong
  • D. Butler
  • Geography, Medicine
    Nature
  • 14 February 2013
Fungus threatens top banana
  • D. Butler
  • Biology, Medicine
    Nature
  • 12 December 2013
Mashups mix data into global service
  • D. Butler
  • Political Science
    Nature
  • 4 January 2006
TLDR
This is the future for scientific analysis: using big data to solve puzzles and provide real-time information about how to solve problems.
Radioactivity spreads in Japan
  • D. Butler
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
    Nature
  • 29 March 2011
Isolation Conditions for High Yields of Protoplasts from Laminaria saccharina and L. digitata (Phaeophyceae)
Isolement de protoplastes de Laminaria en utilisant des melanges d'enzymes: cellulases commercialisees, mannuronate lyases hautement purifiees, guluronate lyases isolees de bacteries
Souped-up search engines
TLDR
For scientists, finding the information they want on the World-Wide Web is a hit-and-miss affair, but more sophisticated and specialized search technologies are promising to change that.
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