Aurora Clark, an associate professor of chemistry at Washington State University, has adapted Google’s PageRank software to create moleculaRnetworks, which scientists can use to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments.”What’s most cool about this work is we can take technology from a totally separate realm of science, computer science, and apply it to understanding our natural world,” says Clark.
What Aurora Clarck probably did not know is that the algorithm used successfully by Google founders is based mostly on a free formula developed by an Italian Professor of mathematics from the Univeristy of Padua. Now professor Massimo Marchiori has opened a new search engine on the web, with specific features that will surpass the accuracy of Google search engine. At this moment, the new search engine address is www.volunia.com.
Google’s PageRank software, developed by its founders at Stanford University, uses an algorithm—a set of mathematical formulas—to measure and prioritize the relevance of various Web pages to a user’s search.