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Big Data Plays Surprising Role In Fight Against Climate Change
Big DataEnergy & Environment

Global warming. For a topic as massive, important, and (somehow) controversial, big data is a clear option for sorting through the muck. What information is reliable? What solutions are realistic? When a global issue pits the future of humanity against, well, everything humanity is accustomed to, facts are vital. Big

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Not Just For Earthlings: Nasa Has Big Uses For Big Data
Data ScienceUnderstanding Big Data

NASA is often on the front end of tech trends. They are constantly coming out with new tools, releasing incredible footage and data, and even support open source communities. Given how much information they can and often need to receive from their space equipment, it is no surprise that they

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The Power Of Data To Know The World, To Improve The World, And To Change The World

Dr. Kirk Borne is a data scientist and an astrophysicist. He is Principal Data Scientist in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz-Allen Hamilton since 2015. He was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science in the George Mason University (GMU) School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences during 2003-2015. He served

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Global Climate Change Data Competition
Energy & EnvironmentEventsNews

On June 6th, 2015 Big Data Utah and the Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group (BDBDUG) kicked off the Global Data Competition, an inaugural event focused on climate change and split into 22 regions around the world. The competition has two phases, each with a scoring system that allows solutions to be

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Nasa'S Big Data Climate Change Model
Data ScienceEnergy & EnvironmentNews

When both NASA and the Pope are speaking out about climate change, you know something is up. Yesterday the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) unveiled a public data set showing how rainfall, temperature and CO2 levels will change over the next 85 years. The high-resolution data, which is as granular as

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Astronomers Harness Machine Learning To Better Understand The Universe
Machine LearningNews

As the scope of usage of machine learning gradually grows in enterprises and scientific fields, another field where it has penetrated is astronomy, helping astronomers gain understanding of the properties of a large numbers of stars. “It’s like video-streaming services not only predicting what you would like to watch in

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Visual Cues In Big Data For Analytics And Discovery
Big Data

One of the most fun outcomes that you can achieve with your data is to discover new and interesting things.  Sometimes, the most interesting thing is the detection of a novel, unexpected, surprising object, event, or behavior – i.e., the outlier, the thing that falls outside the bounds of your original expectations,

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The Data Behind Deep Space Exploration
Data Science

The space race began decades ago, but it has now reached unprecedented new levels that are scaled on a near-daily basis. Back then, it was nations getting into space. Now, that has transformed to what level of space nations can cross. With each nation’s every attempt (successful or otherwise) to cross

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