The world’s waters to be buzzing with inference robots

While the world goes crazy for drones, a hardworking set of marine robots are helping scientists learn more about our global waterways.Aquabots are the most advanced way to measure the reaches of the ocean, rivers and lakes, Matthew Dunbabin, a principal research fellow at the Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology, told Mashable Australia. Continue reading “The world’s waters to be buzzing with inference robots”

“Making Visible the Invisible”, a Presentation by Jules Birks and Vanessa Di Murro, CSIC, University of Cambridge

Sometimes the data we gather from a site provides information that is so complex it’s hard to interpret. Occasionally, it can also throw up information we weren’t expecting. That’s fine when we know what we’re looking at, and have the expertise to interpret the information before us, but what happens when it’s left to other site staff to keep an eye on things? Continue reading ““Making Visible the Invisible”, a Presentation by Jules Birks and Vanessa Di Murro, CSIC, University of Cambridge”

Seeq raises $6 million, looks to help manufacturers mine industrial data

Steve Sliwa  previously founded Insitu, the maker of unmanned aircraft that sold to Boeing for a reported purchase price of $400 million five years ago. Now, Sliwa is back in the startup game with Seeq, a big data startup that’s announcing $6 million in series A funding today from Madrona Venture Group, Clear Fir Partners and Second Avenue Partners, one of the original investors in Insitu. Continue reading “Seeq raises $6 million, looks to help manufacturers mine industrial data”

Trillions of Smart Sensors Will Change Life

In February, six students on snowshoes battled as much as 12 feet of snow to penetrate into the heart of the American River basin.  Moving through dense forests and meadows, they mounted 90 iPhone-sized machines, designed to measure everything from soil moisture to temperature and relative humidity, onto 16-foot poles that beam data to researchers like Steven Glaser, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Continue reading “Trillions of Smart Sensors Will Change Life”