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Using math to improve disaster recovery

The text message Heidi Hurst received from her father contained only four words: "headed for higher ground." Sitting in a Harvard classroom, she felt helpless as her father frantically packed the car to escape floodwaters ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Engineering
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Petrels tracked across the Oceans

Staff at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are following the journeys of White-chinned Petrel fledglings as they make their first journeys over the South Atlantic Ocean in search of food. The birds have been fitted with small ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Telecom
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Big, fast, weird data

The "Big Data" research that continues to dominate IT agendas has traditionally focused on making sense of the growing volumes of computer data. Yet in recent years, the volume question has given way to the other V's of Big ...

dateApr 08, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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