Tag Archives: Big Data

Orrery.ai aims to spin data into gold

Satellites, sensors, social media and purchasing data provide terabytes’ worth of information about how the global economy is working — and the insights gleaned from that data can be more precious than gold. But what’s the best way to extract the … Continue reading

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Number crunchers are on the trail of dark energy

Big data just might give astronomers a better grip on the answer to one of the biggest questions in physics: Exactly what’s behind the mysterious acceleration in the expansion rate of the universe, also known as dark energy? And that … Continue reading

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How families will help shape the future of health

It’s no secret that a rising flood of data, from the results of sophisticated genetic tests to the vital signs recorded by your smartphone, is transforming the way we approach health and wellness. But one of the pioneers of that … Continue reading

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Numbers tell tales on ‘Game of Thrones’

“Game of Thrones,” the HBO sword-sorcery-and-sex series that begins its seventh season tonight, has spawned a geekier kind of game: doing data analytics to study who’s on top and who’ll get the ax (figuratively and literally). The Wall Street Journal delved deeply … Continue reading

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Clobotics revs up drone data venture with $5M

Small drones, big data and computer vision: That’s the tech-frontier trifecta for Clobotics, a Shanghai startup that says it’s raised $5 million in seed funding and opened a research and development center in the Seattle area. “This is where I took … Continue reading

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Boeing opens hip new data lab in Vancouver

A Canadian subsidiary of the Boeing Co. has announced plans to open a data analytics laboratory in downtown Vancouver, B.C., to help the aerospace giant and its customers figure out how to maximize their efficiency and minimize their costs. The downtown lab will … Continue reading

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What mobile phone data can reveal about you

Researchers have analyzed data about mobile phone use in Rwanda to figure out how wealthy a phone’s user is – and they say they might be able to do the same kind of analysis for any other country. The study, published today … Continue reading

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