Tag Archives: big data

Digital Archaeology Project to Use Big Data

The interdisciplinary project, led by the UA’s Barbara Mills and Sudha Ram, was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

When we think about some of the most pressing questions facing society today — on topics ranging from immigration to inequality to overpopulation — it might be helpful to consider how humans have handled similar issues throughout history, suggest researchers at the University of Arizona. (more…)

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“That pizza was #delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?

(SALT LAKE CITY) – “Coffee” was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by “beer” then “pizza”. Besides hinting at which foods are popular, tweets may reveal something about our health. Communities that expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods were more likely to be healthier overall. (more…)

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Solving big data’s ‘fusion’ problem

UCLA, Purdue computer scientists develop technique for combining massive sets of research data

As the field of “big data” has emerged as a tool for solving all sorts of scientific and societal questions, one of the main challenges that remains is whether, and how, multiple sets of data from various sources could be combined to determine cause-and-effect relationships in new and untested situations. Now, computer scientists from UCLA and Purdue University have devised a theoretical solution to that problem. (more…)

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Scientists from IBM Research and Australian Universities Reveal New Insight on the Molecular Structure of Plants

Computational studies unlock the secrets of cellulose for more sustainable and disease resistant crops

MELBOURNE, Australia: Scientists from IBM Research, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose – the basic structural component of plant cell walls. (more…)

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New methods address old question: What good is an apple a day anyway?

ANN ARBOR — Despite what your mother told you about “an apple a day keeping the doctor away,” it does not do the trick. The age-old aphorism may hold true for keeping pharmacists at bay, however.

Apple a day keeps the pharmacist awayDoes an apple a day keep the doctor away? (more…)

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Mit „Big Data“ gefährliche Situationen in der Industrie-Produktion vermeiden

Bei der automatisierten Produktion in der Industrie fällt eine enorme Menge an Daten an – eine zielgerichtete Analyse dieser Daten kann dabei helfen, Risiken im Betriebsablauf zu minimieren. Dafür hat jetzt ein Konsortium aus Wissenschaft und Industrie das Forschungsprojekt „FEE: Frühzeitige Erkennung und Entscheidungsunterstützung in kritischen Situationen im Produktionsumfeld“ gestartet. Beteiligt sind auch zwei Fachgebiete der Universität Kassel. (more…)

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Penguin chicks

UD study connects penguin chick weights to local weather conditions

Adélie penguins are an indigenous species of the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth. Since 1950, the average annual temperature in the Antarctic Peninsula has increased 2 degrees Celsius on average, and 6 degrees Celsius during winter.  (more…)

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Online ‘Legislative Explorer’ uses big data to track decades of lawmaking

University of Washington political scientist John Wilkerson has matched data visualization with the study of lawmaking to create a new online tool for researchers and students called the Legislative Explorer.

Think of it as big data meeting up with How a Bill Becomes a Law. (more…)

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