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This time next week, we will be in the throes of World Cup fever. As we speak, beers are being readied, projection screens are being mounted, and unrealistic levels of national pride and aspiration are mounting. Already, stats and predictions for almost every facet of the event are flooding in;

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Big Data Helping Us Run Faster
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Previously we had a look at how data-centric approaches were used in baseball and cricket to identify undervalued players. Today we review studies on absolute limits on how fast humans and animals can run. While human runners continue to set new speed records, racehorses appear to have reached a plateau.

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What started out as simple cooperation between big data and healthcare may soon grow into something much bigger – and it looks like it will be in the form of wearable wireless devices. According to ABI Research, “Healthcare big data analysis will grow to a $52 million market by 2019…[and]

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