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Countless industries have benefited immensely from utilizing open source software - with science and engineering among the sectors driving the charge.
The San Francisco-based marketing intelligence company, which touts data science as its core DNA, recently secured $54.7 million in a Series C funding round.
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.
A proclivity for teaching web-design skills over hard-core data science will leave Australia struggling to meet rapidly increasing demand for business intelligence and big-data specialists, the local head of R&D with Dell Software has warned.
New online courses set to start in January 2012 include Software as a Service and Computer Science 101, as well as primers on entrepreneurship. Be sure to check out Stanford's iTunes U as well.
Colourful solutions is interactive educational software designed for teachers or educators who present the IB diploma program in chemistry...
Jason and Violet discuss the science of "Mansplaining" and the challenges for women interacting in monocultures such as Apple software development.
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.
This flash card maker is amazing! StudyX has 100 languages built in and is designed to help students (elementary to graduate) learn...
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.
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?
The supercomputing programs behind so much science and research are written by people who are not software pros, says Andrew Jones
While plenty of schools offer solid computer science training and certification programs, this can be resource intensive and costly in terms of both the necessary hardware instructional expertise required...can simulation software fill the gap?
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.
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.
The idea of nanorobots floating throughout our arteries to fight diseases and deliver drugs is migrating from science fiction to medical fact, at least in virtual 3D simulations. Nanorobotics pioneer Adriano Cavalcanti and his colleagues report progress with their nanorobot control design (NCD) software which helps them simulate the behavior of future nanorobots.
Oracle said Monday that it has acquired Relsys International, which provides drug safety and risk management software. Specifically, Relsys provides software that tracks adverse events, manages risk and analyzes data for pharma, biotech and other health science companies.
Thanks to University of Washington (UW) computer scientists, hearing-impaired users might soon be able to use sign language over a mobile phone, like in Japan or Sweden. The research team received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to start a 20-person field project next year in Seattle. Of course, deaf people were already able to use text messages for communication. But as said the lead researcher, 'the point is you want to be able to communicate in your native language. For deaf people that's American Sign Language (ASL).' Now the researchers have to convince a commercial cell phone manufacturer to integrate their MobileASL software before this service becomes widely available. But read more...
Metasploit developer Matt Miller, who for years frustrated Microsoft officials with the public release of Windows exploits, is heading to Redmond to join Microsoft's Security Science team.Miller, who uses the hacker moniker Skape,will work on improved ways to find security vulnerabilities and better software defenses through mitigations, according to an announcement by SDL guru Michael Howard.
Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Yahoo will join universities and the National Science Foundation to launch a "global collaboration" into researching and experimenting with cloud computing, the companies announced Tuesday.The group will build a computing network comprised of six data centers on three continents in order to create a large-scale platform for testing cloud technology, including hardware and software.
If you ever have cruised on California's Highway 1, you know it offers spectacular views of the Pacific ocean. But several areas of this road are potentially dangerous because they can be affected by landslides. This is why the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to build a kilometer-long tunnel under Devil's Slide located South of San Francisco. The project engineers will be helped by a software dubbed gVT (for 'geotechnical Visualization Tool') developed at Virginia Tech. This tool, based on ultra-precise laser scans, will improve both safety and construction progress. But read more...
A Columbia University computer science professor has co-founded a New York-based company named Sense Networks to sell tracking software to other companies. It is also distributing a free version of this software named Citysense, which shows on your cell phone where the wild things are happening in your own town. Citysense 'uses advanced machine learning techniques to number crunch vast amounts of data emanating from thousands of cell-phones, GPS-equipped cabs and other data devices to paint live pictures of where people are gathering.' Citysense is available today in San Francisco before being soon deployed in Chicago and five other U.S. cities. But read more...
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