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Online Education

Something we spoke about throughout the semester was online education and how it is changing how we do school. Professor Gus spoke about the idea that maybe we take our intro classes online and then we come to school to … Continue reading

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Data stored on DNA? The solution to our massive data centers

Back in August a couple of researchers at Havard announced that they were able to store 5.5 petabytes of data on a single gram of DNA. Each DNA base is encoded as a binary value and then read as a … Continue reading

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ITU and Internet Censorship

The International Telecommunications Union is a UN agency comprised of 193 countries and around 700 companies and research institutions.  At the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai there was a proposal to shift the ITU from primarily as … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Email

Last month it came out that David Petraeus, the former Director of the CIA former Afghan war commander, had an affair in late 2011 with Paula Broadwell, the author of his autobiography.  Broadwell had been sending anonymous, harassing emails to … Continue reading

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Your Data should be available to You

Twitter has made a feature available to download all of the tweets that you have ever tweeted. This move by Twitter really shows that they are committed to the idea that user’s own the data that they share to the … Continue reading

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Changing the Way Universities Use the cloud

After hearing several speakers this past semester I want to reflect on what some of our speakers have shared specifically on how they relate to cloud computing in natural science research. We spoke about how a lot of research is … Continue reading

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Explore The Milky Way Galaxy

Last month Google launched an experimental interactive web app called 100,00 stars.  It allows you to visualize the exact location of stars throughout the galaxy. It is built upon data collected from NASA, ESA, and other sources.  It’s pretty neat … Continue reading

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