eLabFTW is an electronic laboratory notebook system. Once installed on a server, every member of a lab can write up their experiments, upload files, manage a database of products (antibodies, chemicals, siRNA, papers, or whatever you want). It was created with usability and security in mind, is very easy to use, and has a long list of features specific to research life.
Xacpimon is a simple battery life indicator for Linux notebooks that support ACPI power management. On notebooks that use X Window System displays, xacpimon displays a basic progress bar that indicates the percentage of battery charge remaining. The program runs in any X Window System environment and is designed to be flexible enough to handle various notebook power management configurations.