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Can data science be put in a box?

Data science is one part analysis and one part art. It gathers together data from many sources and gleans important insights. Can this demanding practice be packaged as a piece of software? Prelert believes that it can.

October 7, 2013 by

Virgin Galactic to take Nasa science into space

Nasa plans to send science experiments into space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo commercial plane.Nasa will use SpaceShipTwo to conduct science experiements in microgravity at a sub-orbital altitude of around 350,000 feet above sea level, Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday.

October 17, 2011 by

Security Q&A: Trend Micro boss Eva Chen

Eva Chen is a 20-year veteran of the security industry, having established the now Taipei-based antivirus giant in 1988 with her sister and brother-in-law while in Los Angeles. At the time, Chen kept herself afloat as a sports journalist. She's also been a software developer and has published science fiction books.

March 6, 2011 by

Photo project to stop time in 3D

A computer science professor hopes to use open-source software and super-high resolution photos to capture three-dimensional lifelike models of the world's treasures, effectively preserving their current state.

December 16, 2010 by

Nasa puts space station software to the test

A look inside the lab housing a duplicate set of the systems on the International Space Station, Nasa and Boeing check new software out before uploading it to the station

November 30, 2010

Nasa to hold auction for software patents

The space agency is set to auction five patents relating to the field of automated software development, which could be used to cut development time and coding errors

October 27, 2010

The Young Person's Guide To Orchestrated Software Development

If you were an 18-year old spotty faced computer science student, would you be more interested in learning your way around the command line and scraping your fingernails on the rough edges of real code, or would you be happy to know that you'll ultimately be working with a completely automated software management system – so why bother?

May 26, 2010 by

Can a Windows geek learn to love Snow Leopard?

In the interests of science, I've been dividing my time lately between a Mac running Snow Leopard and a PC running Windows 7. My goal is to gain hands-on experience with Apple's hardware and software to go with the years of experience I already have with Windows. My first challenge: assembling a suite of Mac software to replace my familiar Windows tools. With one exception, I was able to find everything I needed. Here's what I chose, and why.

September 23, 2009

Do security and privacy make health IT reform impossible?

The hardest thing to be is simple. This is true in story-telling. It's true in science. It's also true in software. Any requirement that gets in the way of simplicity needs to be carefully considered, and pared down to its simplest form, before being tossed at an industry with a lot on its plate.

June 29, 2009 by

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