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Study of Google data collection comes amid increased scrutiny over digital privacy

November 12, 2018

Google may not know whether you’ve been bad or good but it knows when you’re sleeping and when…
DataApp: A Mobile App Framework for Field Data Capture – Stage 1

June 27, 2017

Can you help us create a flexible, extensible, open source app for capturing field data? Compete for $30,000…
UGA scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield

February 10, 2017

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combine harvesters on…
Soybean science blooms with supercomputers

August 25, 2016

Knowledge of the soybean in the U.S. has come a long way since its humble start, namely as…
World’s greatest butterfly collection takes shape

July 6, 2016

Researchers at 27 universities and museums around the United States have begun creating what will soon become the…
Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence

April 26, 2016

A century ago, more than 60,000 tigers roamed the wild. Today, the worldwide estimate has dwindled to around…
Computers play a crucial role in preserving the Earth

April 21, 2016

Computers have helped revolutionize the commercial world and transformed the lives of the general public through the development…
Fighting food poisoning in Las Vegas with machine learning

March 9, 2016

It’s happened to many of us. We eat at a restaurant with less than ideal hygiene and come…
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

January 22, 2016

On any given bus ride, a good share of passengers are reading, texting or rocking out to music…
Steps toward greater awareness of Parkinson’s symptoms

December 9, 2015

Studies of Parkinson’s disease show that physical activity benefits patients’ balance, gait and motor condition. Next month, a…
Researchers estimate poverty and wealth from cell phone metadata

December 1, 2015

In developing or war-ravaged countries where government censuses are few and far between, gathering data for public services…
A smart inhaler for people with asthma

October 28, 2015

Rescue inhalers are commonly used by asthmatics, as necessary, during asthma attacks. But people with asthma sometimes use…
Automating big-data analysis

October 17, 2015

Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which…
Scholar examines complexities of data-sharing in four research projects

September 25, 2015

Christine Borgman, who studies how research information is retrieved, processed, curated and conveyed, is in the right place…
New book urges democratic values for coming Internet of Things

July 17, 2015

Philip N. Howard is a University of Washington professor of communication who also has appointments in the Information…
Cutting cost and power consumption for big data

July 10, 2015

Random-access memory, or RAM, is where computers like to store the data they’re working on. A processor can…
New Study Points to Inherent Biases in Big Data Collection

June 25, 2015

Big data – which has become quite the buzzword these days – refers to automatically generated information about…
NOAA deploys survey ships for Arctic charting projects

June 9, 2015

NOAA officially launched its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season yesterday, in Kodiak, Alaska, in a World Ocean Day…
Student helps fine-tune next generation of weather satellites

June 5, 2015

University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student Thomas Polivka has publicly identified a flaw in new satellite remote sensing technology…
New drone combines helicopter and aircraft capabilities

June 4, 2015

The prototype of a new hybrid drone has just been unveiled at a conference in Odense, Denmark. The…
UGA’s sea turtle genetic fingerprinting research project featured in world report

June 3, 2015

Sea turtle researchers in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are using new…
New smart drone can protect against flooding

May 20, 2015

The prototype for a small unmanned craft with unique properties is currently being completed. Together with the company…
UNL agronomists spearhead standards for using crop data

May 7, 2015

An international team led by UNL researchers has published the first systematic guidelines for using data to more…
Shorebird Science? iPlover is the App for That

May 5, 2015

The latest tool designed to help manage the threatened piping plover is only a download away; iPlover is…
Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

March 10, 2015

A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could produce enough…
New sensor array changes the data collection game

March 9, 2015

As urban populations increase, so too does the complexity involved in maintaining basic services like clean water and…
New report says no technological replacement exists for bulk data collection

January 19, 2015

No software-based technique can fully replace the bulk collection of signals intelligence, but methods can be developed to…
$1 million prize for digital innovation to capture info from traditional ‘bug boxes’

December 10, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) have launched the Beyond the Box…
Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection

October 20, 2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool…
Archaeologist ‘digs’ using drone for fieldwork in Armenia

September 3, 2014

Ian Lindsay, a Purdue associate professor of anthropology, prepares a drone for his archaeological fieldwork on Bronze Age…
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