Machine learning looks for useful data in U.S. thunderstorm reports

[ad_1] A thunderstorm’s shelf cloud approaches the Iowa State campus. Credit: Bill Gallus Bill Gallus has been known to chase a summer storm or two. But he didn’t have to go after this one. On July 17, 2019, a thunderstorm approached the Iowa State University campus. Gallus, a professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, headed […]

LinkedIn loses appeal in suit against data scraping startup

[ad_1] A federal appeals court has affirmed the right of a startup company to scrape people’s profiles on networking service LinkedIn for data. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Michigan upheld a previous ruling Monday siding with hiQ Labs, a San Francisco company that analyzes workforce data scraped from public profiles. […]

Using Spotify data to predict what songs will be hits

[ad_1] Model Results on the validation and test sets. Credit: Middlebrook & Sheik. Two students and researchers at the University of San Francisco (USF) have recently tried to predict billboard hits using machine-learning models. In their study, pre-published on arXiv, they trained four models on song-related data extracted using the Spotify Web API, and then […]

China data centres set to consume more power than Australia: report

[ad_1] While China leads the world in renewable energy capacity, data centres in the country remain dependent on coal China’s data centres –- the backbone of the country’s fast-growing digital economy—are on track to guzzle more electricity by 2023 than all of Australia last year, said a Greenpeace report published Monday. While China leads the […]

Developers get open source boost for data privacy protection

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google has announced that it is releasing the open-source version of a differential privacy library that helps power some of its own products. Google invested in differential privacy protection, for example, in gauging how popular a specific restaurant’s dish is on Google Maps, said Engadget. Now the tool might help […]

Carnegie Mellon senses traffic using advanced vehicle-based sensor data

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering collaborated with Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG) to better understand how advanced vehicle-based sensor data can inform high resolution traffic flow measurements. Henry Posner, Anne Molloy, and Robert and Christine Pietrandrea Associate Professor Sean Qian and research assistant […]

Time-saving software in an age of ever-expanding scientific data

[ad_1] Eliza Grames, doctoral candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology. Credit: University of Connecticut It is hard to get people excited about software, says Eliza Grames, a doctoral candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology. Yet, the software she has developed is exciting for anyone about to embark on a new research and trying to determine […]

Form's Swim Goggles display heart rate data in the pool

[ad_1] Swimmers will be able to view their heart rate in their line of sight, thanks to the Swim Goggles’ augmented reality capabilities and the tiny, see-through display inside one of the lenses. The Polar sensors will attach to the goggles via a strap and sit against the swimmer’s temple. Data will be transmitted wirelessly, […]

Sites stealing iPhone data reportedly targeted Uyghur Muslims

[ad_1] It’s not certain if the sites also targeted Android users, although Forbes sources said Android and Windows users were also under the crosshairs. China has used a number of tactics to compromise phones and crack down on Uyghur Muslims. Border guards have reportedly been installing surveillance apps on the Android phones of tourists entering […]