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Monthly Archives: November 2013

3D Printing Ink for Rechargeable Batteries

Chips By Matthew Humphries Nov. 25, 2013 12:30 pm 3d_printed_battery 3D printing is not only getting cheaper, it’s becoming more diverse. The range of materials you can print with is expanding, and therefore the range of objects you can print is also growing. And one Harvard scientists has come up with a way to 3D print rechargeable batteries alongside the electronics they will power. Jennifer Lewis is a materials scientist working out of Harvard. What she has done is to formulate new inks and create special nozzles and extruders for 3D printing batteries and other simple electronic components. These [...]
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Is The Investment In Big Data Analytics About to Change?

By: Thomas Davenport Those of us who have spent years studying "data-smart" companies believe we've already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD: before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention matched to the topic, we might say that Analytics 1.0 was followed by Analytics 2.0... Some of us now perceive another shift, fundamental and far-reaching enough that we can call it Analytics 3.0. It is a new resolve to apply powerful data-gathering and analysis methods not just to a company's operations but also to [...]
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Palm-Size Drones

black hornet nano drone The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier's pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places. Credit: Richard Watt/Ministry of Defence Weighing only 0.56 ounces (16 grams), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter. But it's really a nano-size piece of military hardware unlike anything on the battlefield today — experimental robot flies and hummingbirds not withstanding. The PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System, unveiled to the American public for the first time last week at the Association of the United States [...]
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Can We Find and Train Enough Big Data Experts?

The Big Data era will require different employees and create new jobs. Employees with different skills, different doing jobs that until recently did not exist. Developing and implementing a winning big data strategy requires also hiring big data employees. In this section we will discuss the different big data positions as well as the job descriptions needed to hire the right person for the right job. There are several big data jobs that we will discuss: • Chief Data Officer • Big Data Scientist • Big Data Analyst • Big Data Visualizer • Big Data Manager • Big Data [...]
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