Category Archives: Big Data

US releases enhanced shuttle land elevation data

US releases enhanced shuttle land elevation data

High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced today. The announcement was made at the United Nations Heads of State Climate Summit in New York. Read the source article at Phys.org

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

The financial sector has long capitalized on its access to proprietary data. They have been pioneers in digitalizing everything–every single transaction, purchase, ATM withdrawal, website click, and so on. This gives banks unlimited abilities to adapt to customers’ needs and theoretically allows identifying patterns characteristic of abuse or crime. Banks have been aggressive in using…

4D Printing Could Change Everything

4D Printing Could Change Everything

4D Printing Could Change Everything 3D printing which is formally known as “additive manufacturing”, is being used in an extraordinarily wide range of applications such as human organs, wings of airplanes, nuclear weapons and etc. In fact, a 3D modelling program, such as AutoCAD, design static objects in three dimensions through additive processes in which…

Big Data And Linguistic Analysis

Big Data And Linguistic Analysis

Big Data and Linguistic Analysis Type “define:data” in the Google search box and you’ll find that statistical linguistic analysis is at your fingertips already, illustrating the usage frequency of any word through time. Mark Liberman, renowned linguist and the founder of the Language Log, argued at a recent panel that the current data explosion is…

When To Use Supervised And Unsupervised Data Mining

When To Use Supervised And Unsupervised Data Mining

When To Use Supervised And Unsupervised Data Mining Data mining techniques come in two main forms: supervised (also known as predictive or directed) and unsupervised (also known as descriptive or undirected). Both categories encompass functions capable of finding different hidden patterns in large data sets. Although data analytics tools are placing more emphasis on self…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

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Big Data And The Motorist Experience

Big Data And The Motorist Experience

Smartphone Usage Trends on U.S. Highways It seems like a broken record by now: big data is literally changing every aspect of our lives. What impact does big data have on our roadways and the motorist experience? Google maps, for instance, sifts through and organizes hordes and hordes of data to help power the amazing features of…

Accounting Firms And Data Security

Accounting Firms And Data Security

Accounting Firms And Data Security With the growth of cloud computing, social media, and SaaS, accounting firms have found new ways to collaborate and conduct business with their clients. Unknowingly, much of the data now resides in the cloud. Cloud computing has provided these accountants an opportunity to work anytime and anywhere with increased flexibility.…

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm?

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm?

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm? There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the Internet of Things over the past couple of years as more companies are taking an active and aggressive interest. IBM for example has recently decided to invest $3 Billion over the next 4 years. “Our knowledge of…


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