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Big Data and Climate Change

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Big Data continues to touch an increasing number of segments of business and science so it should be no surprise that climate science researchers are now using these technologies to gain insight into anthropogenic sources of climate change.

NASA Brings Earth Science Big Data to the Cloud with AWS

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In a significant coupling of scientific research and big data, NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud.

Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease Announces a Big Data Challenge

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Challenge to be first in a series to crowdsource Alzheimer’s data for new disease insights .

IBM’s Teams with Harvard for BIG DATA Exploration of Solar Cells

In this video, IBM researchers describe how the company harnessed unused compute cycles throughout the company. Using the same technology, Harvard’s Clean Energy Project harnessed the power of the World Community Grid. The theory-driven research effort uses an automated computational framework to study candidate structures. A computational study of molecular materials combining the scale and […]

Leveraging High Quality Data to Discover Drugs

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The IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters has announced a strategic initiative with NuMedii. The companies will leverage high-quality data, knowledge and predictive technologies to identify therapeutic candidates with the greatest probability for clinical success.

Northwestern University in Qatar to Host Big Data Symposium

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Northwestern University in Qatar has announced an open symposium, which will apply the booming phenomenon of “big data” to the understanding of media management, content production and consumption. It will be held November 19 at NU-Q.

Paper Shows Big Data Fostering Serendipity

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Can Big Data be used to foster serendipity? That’s the premise of an award-winning paper in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge. Entitled “Fostering Serendipity through Big Linked Data” the paper was written by Muhammad Saleem, Maulik R. Kamdar, Aftab Iqbal, Shanmukha Sampath, Helena F. Deus and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. The amount of bio-medical data available […]

Video: Big Data and the Excellence Revolution

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In this video from TEDxAmsterdamED 2013, Jelte de Jong discusses his foundation that seeks to solve educational problems using learning analytics and Big Data. Excellence is driven by the quality of thousands of micro decisions that teachers make every day. Today, educators pride themselves on ‘fact-based’ decisions. In reality these ‘facts’ (e.g. test results) obstruct balanced, intuitive decision-making.

University of Rochester Puts Down $100 Million on Data Science

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The University of Rochester is committing an additional $50 million to greatly expand its work in the burgeoning field of data science.

EXTREEMS Mathematics Initiative Focuses on Big Data

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The new EXTREEMS interdisciplinary approach at the College of William and Mary will allow undergraduate mathematics majors to gain experience in manipulating data across other discipline.