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Hip-hip-Hadoop: Data mining for science

The model of distributed calculations, where a problem is broken down into distinct parts that can be solved individually on a computer and then recombined, has been around for decades. Divide-and-conquer techniques allow ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Newly upgraded Alvin sub heads for west coast

On Sat., May 25, 2013, the R/V Atlantis will leave Woods Hole carrying the newly upgraded submersible Alvin, marking a major milestone in the sub's $41 million redesign. Both ship and sub are owned by the U.S. Navy and operated ...

dateMay 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Big trout saved from close call with extinction

Hour after hour, Brian Dunn lofted his fly line into the turquoise-blue water of this shimmering desert lake north of Reno. Finally, just after lunch, his line straightened and a smile spread on his face. Before long, a 6-pound, ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Ecology
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