big data

Carnigie Mellon will host its first Neurohackathon to solve human brain research goals

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016
by Alex Muller

'Getting these smart and creative young minds to look at neural data will bring 21st century tools and ideas to brain science research'

Google DeepMind analyzing medical data and providing predictive analytics

Posted in Software on 3rd May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Comparing a patient information, DeepMind might be able to identify the early stages of a disease that is not yet symptomatic.

Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging

Posted in Business on 27th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.

Urthecast video cameras to circle the globe

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Urthecast plans to put a 16 satellites in orbit to image the Earth. It says it wants to to enable new "Big Data" applications and even social media sharing.

Genetics firm plans research unit to find disease cures

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Personal genetics firm 23andMe is planning to use its database of health information to research possible cures for a range of diseases.