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Some of the Top Tools in Big Data Management for Storage and Analysis

February 22, 2019

Big Data is the top buzzword now, which is primarily a collection of huge data sets, which are…
Scientists to tap data networks’ hidden powers

July 18, 2018

Rice University scientists have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop distributed programming methods to analyze…
Digging deep for data: Informatics at UGA is more than a numbers game

April 4, 2018

In today’s increasingly automated and analytical world, that’s important. Data detailing our shopping habits, likes and dislikes, location…
Emojis: How we assign meaning to these ever-popular symbols

May 20, 2017

Why is  more popular than  or , when all three express happiness? Why am I less likely to…
‘Turbocharged artificial intelligence’ could personalize combination therapy in pediatric leukemia

December 14, 2016

A team of UCLA bioengineers has demonstrated that its technology may go a long way toward overcoming the…
How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls? Researchers solve an apparently impossible problem

January 29, 2016

A bewildering physics problem has apparently been solved by researchers, in a study which provides a mathematical basis…
Focusing on user habits key to preventing email phishing

November 11, 2015

The cumulative number of successful phishing cyberattacks has risen sharply over the last decade, and in 2014 that…
Ray-Tracing Software a Powerful New Visualisation Tool for Science

August 12, 2015

Many – if not most – scientific experiments present us with a vast amount of numbers that we…
3D XPoint Technology Revolutionizes Storage Memory

July 30, 2015

Intel and Micron after 10 years of development and research announced 3D XPoint Technology, the non-volatile memory which is 1000…
Project Jupyter gets $6M to expand collaborative data-science software

July 8, 2015

A powerful, interactive tool popular among academics and scientists who wrestle with large datasets in multiple formats is…
X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials

June 25, 2015

In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most…
To handle big data, shrink it

May 20, 2015

As anyone who’s ever used a spreadsheet can attest, it’s often convenient to organize data into tables. But…
NIST Tightens the Bounds on the Quantum Information ‘Speed Limit’

April 16, 2015

If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how…
Mind the Gap: Nanoscale Speed Bump Could Regulate Plasmons for High-Speed Data Flow

April 2, 2015

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the “nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator” is…
Data Structures Influence Speed of Quantum Search in Unexpected Ways

March 17, 2015

Using the quantum property of superposition, quantum computers will be able to find target items within large piles…
The Future of Health Care is in the Data

March 17, 2015

A new alliance is uniting Carnegie Mellon University’s unrivaled machine learning capabilities with the University of Pittsburgh’s world-class…
Spinoff Introduces Speck, a Personal, Wi-Fi-connected Air Quality Monitor

March 17, 2015

Speck, a personal air pollution monitor introduced at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, will enable people…
Counting Crows — And More

October 15, 2014

As with the proverbial canary in a coal mine, birds are often a strong indicator of environmental health.…
Human computation journal sees the light of day

October 10, 2014

A brand new open access journal, Human Computation, has just released its first issue. The journal was launched…
New Computing Cluster at Carnegie Mellon Traces Lineage to Los Alamos’ Roadrunner Supercomputer

July 15, 2014

Parts of a decommissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) supercomputer have found a new home at Carnegie Mellon University, where…
More People Means More Plant Growth, NASA Data Show

July 7, 2014

Ecologist Thomas Mueller uses satellite data to study how the patterns of plant growth relate to the movement…
Managing the data jungle

July 2, 2014

Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing…
The web sees everything and forgets nothing: prospects and challenges of online research

June 25, 2014

Online social networks open a lot of new research opportunities for scientists exploring social interactions. They can get…
NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data

June 25, 2014

NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data…
A new algorithm could transfer acclaimed photographers’ signature styles to cellphone photos

May 29, 2014

Celebrated portrait photographers like Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, and Martin Schoeller made their reputations with distinctive visual styles…
Computers beat brainpower when it comes to counting stars

April 17, 2014

A team of University of Sydney astronomers has developed a new way to automatically classify huge numbers of…
Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors

March 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you’re using it? That heat is…
Mega-Bucks from Russia Seed Development of “Big Data” Tools

February 21, 2014

Brookhaven physicist awarded Russian “mega-grant” to develop software and data management tools for science   Brookhaven Lab scientist…
Scientists demonstrate switching effects caused by single photons

February 20, 2014

Illustration of the experimental set-up: an atomic cloud (green) is held in an optical dipole trap and irradiated…
Good Questions: How to Track Down a Top-Secret Letter

February 5, 2014

In this age of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, a lot of current U.S. classified…
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