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Data Science

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.

Data Analytics Can Aid In Detecting Source Of Freshest Scoop In Online Journalism
Data ScienceNews

The idea to provide the latest in any format of news, also known as ‘horserace journalism’ is probably as old as the trade itself. With the advent of news online, the margin of release of news has only grown smaller – right down to the milliseconds. “Not only are reporters

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Stratacloud Announces New Ceo And Grabs $2 Million In Funding
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Cloud management startup StrataCloud, a company that helps manage VMware-based data center environments, raised $2 million in seed funding to enhance its marketing strategies, also announcing the appointment of ex-HP alum Brian Cohen as its chief executive officer. The round was led by Hallett Capital, with participation from BLH Venture

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Bringing Big Data To Non-Profits: Bayes Impact Launches New Programme In Partnership With Five Universities
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Bayes Impact, a non-profit organisation that helps students use big data for social good, is launching Bayes Impact University Programme at five universities this fall. As VentureBeat report, the programme is aimed at master’s students wanting to use their skills in computer science, statistics and data science to solve “real

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Big Data, Small Budgets- Data Science On The Us Election Campaign Trail
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The amount of money spent on US election campaigns continues to rise and rise. Obama spent a staggering $1 billion on his re-election effort in 2012. But it wasn’t just an impressively large budget which kept him in the White House; it was a sophisticated use of data and technology

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Intel And Michael J Fox Turn To Technology To Aid Parkinson'S Research
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Parkinson’s is neurodegenerative brain disease that affects almost 5 million people worldwide, and is second only to Alzheimer’s in global prevalence. Researchers have studied the causes, analysed the symptoms and have refined advanced genomics and proteomics techniques to create increasingly sophisticated cellular profiles of Parkinson’s disease pathology — all to

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Data Scientists And Chief Data Officers - Fact Or Fad?
BI & AnalyticsData Science

When a new job title is created and introduced to an organization, the immediate response is typically a combination of apprehension, confusion and sometimes rejection. It’s not unusual for people to scrutinize the role, question the business need and worry about how it will affect them. Riding on the coat

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New System Developed Through Eu Funds To Assist The Brain In Interacting With Data
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EU researchers are developing an interactive tool which presents data the way a user would prefer and, in order to inhibit brain overload, it changes the presentation continually. Jonathan Freeman, Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London and coordinator of CEEDs, explains: “The system acknowledges when participants are getting

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Big Data Human Genome
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British Prime Minister, David Cameron recently pledged a £300m government support for a big data human-genome mapping project in England. The four year project will see scientists decipher a 100,000 human genomes. Cameron disclosed a partnership between Genomics England, a Department of Health owned initiative and a San Diego based

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New Google Chrome App Allows Data Scientists To Colaborate
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Google has quietly come up with a service that some of its employees worked on called CoLaboratory. Once the Google Chrome app is downloaded, the user instantly gets the IPython open-source software for interactive computing, and multiple Python libraries; multiple people can access and process data in a browser tab

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Ibm Researchers Build Microchip The Size Of A Postage Stamp That Mimics Human Brain
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Inspired by the brain’s structure, Scientists collaborating with IBM’s Brain-Inspired Computing group, have developed an efficient, scalable, and flexible Non–von Neumann architecture that leverages contemporary silicon technology and as a result a million computational units could be packed into a tiny patch of area.  It is being touted as a

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