Big Data exploration in the era of Gaia

Two astronomers from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) have developed a software library that can effortlessly generate visualisations based on hundreds of millions of data points. Maarten Breddels and Jovan Veljanoski ...

Gold used to test reactor beam quality, intensity after upgrade

(Phys.org) —A little engine work is a nice excuse to take a roadster for a spin and see how it performs. Similarly, a recent upgrade to a nuclear research workhorse at Idaho National Laboratory is driving verification of ...

NASA's IceBridge mission contributes to new map of Antarctica

(Phys.org) —A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic data—known as ...

Google unveils detailed N. Korea map... with gulags

Weeks after its chairman Eric Schmidt's secretive visit to North Korea, Google has rolled out a detailed map of the isolated state that even labels some of its remote and infamous gulags.

Nokia in map deal with Oracle

(AP)—Nokia says it will make its maps and location services available to customers of Oracle Corp. with a built-in link created by the U.S software maker.

Cell phone data threatens users' privacy: expert

The recent discovery that Apple’s iPhone tracks its users’ locations and automatically stores that data in unencrypted form is a “serious threat to the privacy of American citizens,” argues a Michigan ...

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