Big Data

Can Tech Save the Honeybees?

Since the 1990s, the disappearance and the decline of the global honey bee population has been a crucial concern for beekeepers, environmentalists, scientists, and the food industry. In the United States alone, beekeepers lost 33% of their colonies in the year ending April 2017. An extinction of honey bees would be catastrophic, destabilizing important ecosystems [...]

Can Robots Save Our Planet? Yes, and Here’s How.

Once the stuff of science fiction, robots are helping humans do nearly everything better and faster. Since the Industrial Revolution, automation has reshaped the manufacturing industry in places all over the world, doing repetitive jobs that free up humans for more creative endeavors. Factories are investing in automated technology. The use of drones has reshaped [...]

David Kinnear: Doctors Are Divided Over Data Sharing

In California, pathologists at a dozen hospitals throughout the state are part of an ongoing pilot project — the first of its kind in the United States — in which they are reporting cancer diagnoses in real time to the California Cancer Registry. To ensure the information being collected is accurate and compiled in a [...]