Tag Archives: information

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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Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks

AUSTIN, Texas — Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

The research, published in the journal Neuron on April 17, may provide insight into the cognitive and memory disruptions seen in diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s, in which gamma waves are disturbed. (more…)

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Mysteries of neuroscience

What we don’t know: Neuroscience research at CMHC

The third floor of the CMHC houses the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), an inpatient and outpatient research facility. It’s an honor to be asked to start a dialogue with you about what we do on the CNRU. Over the next few months, I’d like to introduce you to the scientists and clinicians and their teams that work on the CNRU. Today I’d like to introduce you to some of the things we do on the 3rd floor.

Just as others in the building, my CNRU colleagues and I come to work to tackle the problems addressed on the other floors of the CMHC: the debilitating symptoms of mental illness including depression, hallucinations, delusions, drug addiction and anxiety to name a few. (more…)

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India’s Daily Readership of Online News and Information Jumps 34 Percent in the Past Year

Times of India Leads Online News Ranking, While Also Generating Significant Traffic from Abroad

New Delhi, 1 October 2013 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report highlighting online news readership in India based on data from its comScore MMX service. The report showed that there has been significant growth in daily readership of news and information content in the past year, with an increase of 34 percent to 9.4 million average daily visitors to the category. (more…)

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5 Factors That SMBs Should Consider While Switching Over To Cloud Telephony

Today’s businesses are rapidly adopting new technologies.  One example is Cloud Telephony. To meet the demand for this service, multiple different providers have emerged in the market. While it may be beneficial to join the bandwagon and achieve your business goals, it is also very important to sit down and think of the factors that need to be considered while switching over to cloud telephony.

The following factors should be thought of in advance before making a decision. This consideration should be done by all types of businesses, including SMBs (Small and Medium Sized Businesses) and major corporations. After all, adopting a new technology may mean changing certain factors and functionality features of your company.

1.     The Size of Your Business

Why it this important? Nowadays, there are different service providers offering cloud telephony as one of their services. Each service provider also offers several packages. Thus, it requires the need for you to sit down and analyze your business. Is it considered a small business or a medium sized business? Is it even a large business? Your answer to these questions will help you match your requirements to the range of services offered, and choose the one that fits you best. (more…)

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From flounders to seahorses: Evolutionary success of spiny-rayed fishes detailed

Even as the dinosaurs were becoming extinct 66 million years ago, the ancient ancestor of spiny-rayed fishes flourished, eventually giving rise to tens of thousands of species that can now be found in home aquariums or on dinner plates. Using modern genetic tools and information from the fossil record, a team led by researchers at Yale University, University of Oxford, and University of California-Davis have constructed a detailed evolutionary history of the 18,000 species of spiny-rayed fishes existing today, a diverse group that includes basses, pufferfishes, and cichlids, and that comprises a large portion of the vertebrate tree of life.

The findings published the week of July 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show surprisingly close evolutionary relationships between lineages of fish species such as tunas and seahorses, and suggest some fish lineages — like cichlids, the tiny gobies, and little-studied snailfishes — are experiencing high rates of new species origination. (more…)

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What is data warehousing and how can it benefit my business?

In business, information is going to be the key to improving your organization and heightening your levels of productivity. This is where data warehousing is incredibly useful. A lot of business leaders may not be entirely clear as to what data warehousing actually is. A data warehouse, often called an enterprise data warehouse, refers to a data storage center. The purpose of this center is to use data for reports and data analysis. “Warehouses” are going to store a range of different types of data. Both historical and current data is used in order to create reports of trends within the business. This could be to do with levels of productivity, sales and more. As a result, it is a good idea to look into data warehousing and see how it can end up affecting your business. You will be given more information on how your business runs and how you can end up improving it. (more…)

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