iSGTW RSS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:31 -0500 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:29:19 -0500 Citizen scientists tackle an ocean-sized problem <p> Depending on the participatory research of community and citizen scientists, COASST, funded by the US National Science Foundation, initially focused on collecting data on beached seabird carcasses as an indicator of coastal health. The team now turns its attention to one variable responsible for many of those deaths &mdash; ocean debris.</p> 36598 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:31 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Digging up value with big-data mining <p> Domenico Talia will speak about big-data mining and knowledge discovery at ISC Big Data in Heidelberg, Germany, on 1-2 October. Talia, who is a professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria in Italy, will explain how cloud computing can offer effective support for addressing both the computational and data-storage needs of big-data mining and parallel analytics applications. In an in-depth interview, he tells <em>iSGTW </em>about his research in this area and argues that it&rsquo;s time for the public sector to invest in big-data, so as to provide better services to citizens.</p> 36599 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:31 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Research Data Alliance meets in Amsterdam <p> The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is set to hold its Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 22-24 September. The event will showcase the first concrete outputs from several of the organization's working groups. Many exciting co-located events are also scheduled to take place, including The Third EUDAT Conference.</p> 36418 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:31 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Students design and assemble record-setting supercar <p></p> 36602 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:31 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed