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Pennsylvania Governor Launches New Open Data Program, OpenDataPA

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Strategy News, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the governor’s office, “Governor Wolf launched OpenDataPA to enhance access to valuable information by creating a central repository to share the commonwealth’s data with the general public. Citizens, researchers, media, and developers can now browse through the first-released datasets at data.pa.gov, the home of OpenDataPA. […]

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NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Last week, a press release out of NASA announced, “Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to […]

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Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A recent release out of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reports, “A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The team constructed this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated […]

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data.world Launches to Make the World’s Data Easier to Find, Use, and Share

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “data.world, a new company that makes it fast and easy to find and use data to solve problems, has officially launched today. Led by Bazaarvoice founder and former CEO Brett Hurt and three former HomeAway executives, data.world is building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource […]

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Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Needs More Data

By   /  July 4, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Mike Orcutt recently wrote in the MIT Technology Review, “If Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot is really going to double the pace of progress in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer, it’s going need a lot more data. That means it’s probably going to need more data-sharing arrangements like one announced at […]

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Improving Clinical Insights with Machine Learning

By   /  June 14, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Mark Hardy recently wrote in Health Data Management, “Understanding and managing unwarranted clinical variation is a significant and costly challenge in today’s value-based health economy. Every patient is unique, so variation is a natural element in most healthcare delivery. But improving patient outcomes, minimizing medical errors and reducing costs is difficult when […]

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Machine Learning and the Barbell Effect

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Nick Beim recently opined in TechCrunch, “As revolutionary as machine learning will be, its impact will be highly asymmetric. While most machine learning algorithms, libraries and tools are in the public domain and computing power is a widely available commodity, data ownership is highly concentrated. This means that machine learning will likely […]

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Opening Up Access to Big Data for Medical Insights

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Adam Lorant recently wrote in Datanami, “Modern data science can unlock new innovation in healthcare, bioinformatics, genetic research, and other related fields. New personalized medicine programs, for instance, can identify previously unrecognized disease risk factors by applying analytics to vast amounts of genomic and clinical data. Hospitals can pore through EMR and […]

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Fighting Human Trafficking with Data Science

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Science News, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Hannah Augur reports in Dataconomy.com, “Finding missing children and unraveling the complex web of human trafficking is no easy task. The relevant datasets are massive and often unstandardized. It can be difficult to find the right data at all, as it often disappears from websites and pages on a regular basis. When […]

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Big Data, User Privacy, and OkCupid

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Michael Zimmer reports in Wired, “On May 8, a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid, including usernames, age, gender, location, what kind of relationship… they’re interested in, personality traits, and answers to thousands of profiling questions used by the site. […]

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