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The world after Big Data: What the digital revolution means for us

The world after Big Data: What the digital revolution means for us | Research & Technology | Scoop.it

Never before were politicians, business leaders, and scientists more urgently needed to master the challenges ahead of us. We are in the middle of a third industrial revolution. While we see the symptoms, such as the financial and economic crisis, cybercrime and cyberwar, we haven't understood the implications well. But at the end of this socio-economic transformation, we will live in a digital society. This comes with breath-taking opportunities and challenges, as they occur only every 100 years.

 

http://futurict.blogspot.mx/2014/05/the-world-after-big-data-what-digital.html

 

See also What's the Next Big Thing after Big Data? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Y76UB080M&list=UUYrlsSzinJN42rKmFlOOYxA


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The undercover war on your internet secrets: How online surveillance cracked our trust in the web - Feature - TechRepublic

The undercover war on your internet secrets: How online surveillance cracked our trust in the web - Feature - TechRepublic | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
How the battle over privacy technologies could define the future of the web. This TechRepublic cover story explains the strange history and the serious consequences of the fight over encryption.
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Data Privacy - EuroScientist Webzine

Data Privacy - EuroScientist Webzine | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
How the digital era is going to change our society, in a way that data privacy will never be the same as ever before, and what policy are needed.
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Big brother and big data :)

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Market research shatters generational stereotypes - The Tennessean

Market research shatters generational stereotypes - The Tennessean | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
Market research shatters generational stereotypes
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Merging Data Sets Based on Partially Matched Data Elements

Merging Data Sets Based on Partially Matched Data Elements | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
A tweet from @coneee yesterday about merging two datasets using columns of data that don't quite match got me wondering about a possible R recipe for handling partial matching. The data in question...

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Data Science & Statistics for Climate Change and Flood Risk Modeling [Video] - Data-Mania by Lillian Pierson

Data Science & Statistics for Climate Change and Flood Risk Modeling [Video] - Data-Mania by Lillian Pierson | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
At Colombia, Dr. Lima's research focused on using statistics to model climate change influences on flood hazards and risks across Brazil.

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Death in academia and the mis-measurement of science - EuroScientist Webzine

Death in academia and the mis-measurement of science - EuroScientist Webzine | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
Extreme working pressure in Universities more and mroe ran as businesses, upon American model.
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Google Analytics Dashboards with R & Shiny |analytics for fun

Google Analytics Dashboards with R & Shiny |analytics for fun | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
A sample dashboard built with R and Shiny to visualize your Google Analytics data.

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One-Day Python Data Analytics Bootcamp

One-Day Python Data Analytics Bootcamp | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
Data Science skills are in high demand in today's job market. With over 100,000 job postings and starting salaries near 6-figures, now is the time to get into this exciting industry. Learn skills needed to help you land one of these positions with our Data Science in Python class. Taught by data science practitioners, this class is geared towards people with familiarity with Python who are looking to quickly get started processing, analyzing, and visualizing data . The course will be taught from

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Automated Data Collection with R - htmltab: Next version and CRAN release

Automated Data Collection with R - htmltab: Next version and CRAN release | Research & Technology | Scoop.it

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Earthscraper: Inverted Pyramid Spans 1000 Vertical Feet

Earthscraper: Inverted Pyramid Spans 1000 Vertical Feet | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
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Certain 'memories' pass between generations

Certain 'memories' pass between generations | Research & Technology | Scoop.it

Behavior can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest. Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.

 

A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to avoid a smell passed their aversion on to their "grandchildren". Experts said the results were important for phobia and anxiety research. The animals were trained to fear a smell similar to cherry blossom. The team at the Emory University School of Medicine, in the US, then looked at what was happening inside the sperm.

 

They showed a section of DNA responsible for sensitivity to the cherry blossom scent was made more active in the mice's sperm. Both the mice's offspring, and their offspring, were "extremely sensitive" to cherry blossom and would avoid the scent, despite never having experienced it in their lives. Changes in brain structure were also found.

 

"The experiences of a parent, even before conceiving, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations," the report concluded. The findings provide evidence of "trans-generational epigenetic inheritance" - that the environment can affect an individual's genetics, which can in turn be passed on.

 

 

Prof Marcus Pembrey, from University College London, said the findings were "highly relevant to phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders" and provided "compelling evidence" that a form of memory could be passed between generations. He commented: "It is high time public health researchers took human trans-generational responses seriously. "I suspect we will not understand the rise in neuropsychiatric disorders or obesity, diabetes and metabolic disruptions generally without taking a multigenerational approach."


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Interesting...and in my family, anecdotal evidence suggests....

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Overcoming D3 Cartographic Envy With R + ggplot

Overcoming D3 Cartographic Envy With R + ggplot | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
When I used one of the Scotland TopoJSON files for a [recent post]( it really hit me just how much D3 cartography envy I had/have as an R user. Don't get me wrong, I can conjure up D3 maps pretty w...

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Udacity Blog: 8 Skills You Need to Be a Data Scientist

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Data scientist Dave Holtz demystifies this growing job landscape. Learn four types of data science jobs along with the skills you need to get the job.
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Special Issue February: Trust - EuroScientist Webzine

Special Issue February: Trust - EuroScientist Webzine | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
A thourough analysis of the perception of trust in our society
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LRB · Marina Warner · Learning My Lesson

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The first time I suggested an exercise to a roomful of creative writing students, something on the lines of ‘We’ve been reading Elizabeth Bowen, now think of a house where you were happy, but you no longer live there. Write it!’, they all bent their heads down over their paper and . . .
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Automated Data Collection with R - Programming a Twitter bot – and the rescue from procrastination

Automated Data Collection with R - Programming a Twitter bot – and the rescue from procrastination | Research & Technology | Scoop.it

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Free GIS Datasets - Categorised List

Categorised list of freely available GIS datasets. Includes everything from administrative boundaries to population, and from terrorist incidents to global vegetation at the last glacial maximum.
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Data Mining Reveals A Global Link Between Corruption and Wealth

Data Mining Reveals A Global Link Between Corruption and Wealth | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
One question that social scientists and economists have long puzzled over is how corruption arises in different cultures and why it is more prevalent in some countries than others. But it has always been difficult to find correlations between corruption and other measures of economic or social activity.

Michal Paulus and Ladislav Kristoufek at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic have for the first time found a correlation between the perception of corruption in different countries and their economic development.

The data they use comes from Transparency International, a non-profit campaigning organisation based in Berlin, Germany, and which defines corruption as the misuse of public power for private benefit. Each year, this organisation publishes a global list of countries ranked according to their perceived levels of corruption. The list is compiled using at least three sources of information but does not directly measure corruption, because of the difficulties in gathering such data.

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Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More

Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from clim...
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New battery could change world, one house at a time

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In a modest building on the west side of Salt Lake City, a team
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NOAA's Annual Global Temperature Anomaly Trends

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NOAA has released their December, 2014 global anomaly data, allowing us to examine the 1880 - 2014 global temperature anomaly trend. This R script trend charts shows the annual and average decadal ...

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Are we in danger of losing control of technology?

Are we in danger of losing control of technology? | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
AI expert Dr Rasmussen from the University of South Denmark has warned of the rise of technology. Companies like Facebook and Google could rob us of our identity (stock image shown)

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Growing Antarctic Ice Sheets May Have Sparked Ice Age

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The most recent major ice age on Earth might have begun with the buildup of ice sheets in Antarctica, researchers say.
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Mapping the unconscious maintenance of a lost first language

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Optimal periods during early development facilitate the formation of perceptual representations, laying the framework for future learning. A crucial question is whether such early representations are maintained in the brain over time without continued input. Using functional MRI, we show that internationally adopted (IA) children from China, exposed exclusively to French since adoption (mean age of adoption, 12.8 mo), maintained neural representations of their birth language despite functionally losing that language and having no conscious recollection of it. Their neural patterns during a Chinese lexical tone discrimination task matched those observed in Chinese/French bilinguals who have had continual exposure to Chinese since birth and differed from monolingual French speakers who had never been exposed to Chinese. They processed lexical tone as linguistically relevant, despite having no Chinese exposure for 12.6 y, on average, and no conscious recollection of that language. More specifically, IA participants recruited left superior temporal gyrus/planum temporale, matching the pattern observed in Chinese/French bilinguals. In contrast, French speakers who had never been exposed to Chinese did not recruit this region and instead activated right superior temporal gyrus. We show that neural representations are not overwritten and suggest a special status for language input obtained during the first year of development.

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6 links that will show you what Google knows about you

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you | Research & Technology | Scoop.it
Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has …
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