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While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

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Hilary Mason is something of a pioneer among data scientists and Big Data enthusiasts. And when she talks about Big Data one would do good to listen. Mason spoke to Wall Street Journal earlier this week, making her doubts clear regarding Big Data. “What predictive algorithms are actually really good

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In what seems to be a subtle but significant step forward, neuroscientists have been able to study neural activity in the brain, of multitudes of neurons simultaneously, according to a new review paper published in Nature. John P. Cunningham, assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University and Byron M. Yu

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In a move which could have students across the world weeping with joy, LinkedIn have mined their data pool to offer unprecedented insights into the world of internships. In a recent post on their blog, the LinkedIn team published research detailing which industries were more likely to provide internship opportunities,

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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, is working with IBM to tackle its massive data processing, storage, and management challenges. They’re using IBM’s software technology to construct a Big Data and Analytics architecture, helping scientists to gain access to a trove of atomic structure and X-ray

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Amongst the memes, trolling, and procrastination aids in every form imaginable, community platforms such as Reddit offer a fascinating insight into the behaviour of online communities- if the data gets put in the right hands. This is the thinking behind a new partnership between Reddit, Imgur and Twitch, who are

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Red Hat, Inc. the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, enabling organisations with VMware-based infrastructures to easily and rapidly deploy and evaluate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for proof of concept deployments. Designed to meet growing

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Defensive shifting, in baseball, started as a trend several years ago and is rapidly becoming core strategy with major league baseball teams with the advent of complex predictive technology. The player positions in baseball has always been such that first-baseman stands at first base, the left-fielder positions himself in left

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For those of you uninitiated with The Ice Bucket Challenge, the basic premise is as follows: a person has a bucket of ice water tipped over their head. They then nominate two friends to also tip a bucket of ice water over their head, and said friends have 24 hours

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We’re on the verge of a wearable technology revolution. Although the reception of Google Glass left a lot to be desired, hoards of companies are looking into integrating smart technology into their products- from smart watches and wristbands to home furnishings which can interact with each other. VisionGain already values

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Online learning management system Desire2Learn Inc. recently scored $85 million in its second round of funding. With the new funding, Desire2Learn intends to expand international outreach and invest in the development of its cloud-based learning software. “Unlike advertising and e-commerce, education is an industry that has just begun to use

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