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Arvind Lakshminarayanan
Posted by Arvind Lakshminarayanan
July 31, 2014

Climate change is here to stay, says Big Data

By now, most sci­en­tists—97 per­cent of them, to be exact—agree that the temperature of the planet is rising and that the increase is due...

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Arvind Lakshminarayanan
Posted by Arvind Lakshminarayanan
July 22, 2014

Big Data meets wildlife: Can Big Data save rare species?

Big Data has always been associated with business improvements, increased profitability and even the sentiment of customers towards a particular company. In reality, this...

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Arvind Lakshminarayanan
Posted by Arvind Lakshminarayanan
July 19, 2014

How airliner data improves weather forecasting

When severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, or winter storms threaten the Washington region automated observations from airliners taking off and landing at airports as...

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Arvind Lakshminarayanan
Posted by Arvind Lakshminarayanan
June 25, 2014

Why is climate change big data's biggest challenge?

Global sea levels are about eight inches higher today than they were in 1880, and they are expected to rise another two to seven...

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Arvind Lakshminarayanan
Posted by Arvind Lakshminarayanan
May 12, 2014

How big data is going to help feed nine billion people by 2050

To feed the world’s rapidly-expanding population in the coming decades, agriculture must produce more. Big data holds one of the keys for farmers, but...

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