Government agencies are making strides testing uses of big data to predict risks of disease or the path of a killer virus, but hurdles remain, including linking legacy datasets and setting up common vocabularies.
The Office of Federal Student Aid looks for new and unconventional data models to determine the credit worthiness of its loan applicants.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab used three diverse high-performance computing architectures to analyze publicly available health-related datasets.
The elevation data will better enable scientists to monitor the impact of sea-level rise, conduct environmental monitoring activities and support local decision making.
Several municipal governments have created mobile apps that allow residents to better track and participate in snowstorm response.
Endaga's CCN1 low-power, open source cellular network provides voice and data service to standard mobile phones.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications aims to help organizations assess the security and privacy risks associated with mobile apps.
The USS Constitution will be headed to dry dock for repairs and restoration in March, but Google just released a 360-degree virtual tour of Old Ironsides.
In spite of its increasing demand for computer power, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been able to close 26 data centers, resulting in annual savings of $305,000 in energy bills and $43,000 in maintenance costs.
Bug bounties can increase the breadth – and the effectiveness – of white hat communities.