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A little poster action

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We had a small poster session for the departments in arts & sciences today. For this event I tossed together a quick blog/podcast poster that is descriptive rather than research based, though we had a couple of those up too. I was fairly happy with it for the 2 hours of effort I put into […]

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How we put together the podcast

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This is the first of 2-3 columns I am going to write on how we put the podcast together. The column is primarily on the more technical aspects (equipment & software) where as the next one I will write more about the scripting that we should do for the podcast and some of the postproduction […]

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“data providers do hold all the cards just now”

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Adena over at AllPointsBlog states “While we try to understand the implications of the new offerings [from Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!], let’s not forget that geospatial apps run on data as fuel. And, just like gasoline, the price of premium data is still high.” This blog entry ties in nicely with some of the discussions […]

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ScienCentral: Earthquake Forecasts

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An article over at ScienCentral discusses the use of simulations to determine the probability of earthquakes along the California coast. More of a Geology topic, but interesting non-the-less. ScienCentral: Earthquake Forecasts Via Digg

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Yahoo! Podcasts

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Yahoo! has joined the podcast search community with there new Yahoo! Podcasts Beta. This works fairly well and looks like it is trying to be the Technorati for podcasts. Yahoo! Podcasts

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Census Bureau awards $500 million contract

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The US Census Bureau has award a 6-year contract worth more than $500 million to Lockheed Martin for the 2010 Census Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS). They will also be working with IBM and several other companies. The press release didn’t go into too much detail, but it seems like the Census Bureau may be […]