Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA.

Lost Freshwater May Double Climate Change Effects on Agriculture

Monday, December 16, 2013

A warmer world is expected to have severe consequences for global agriculture and food supply, reducing yields of major crops even as population and demand increases. Now, a new analysis combining climate, agricultural, and hydrological models finds that shortages of freshwater used for irrigation could double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture.

Data-Intensive Summer School at the RCC

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer school organizers incorporated common tools and software into the various sessions to help students use predictive analytic algorithms, data management techniques, and non-relational database models.

Building Virtual Universes to Solve a Cosmic Mystery

Monday, May 6, 2013

For physics graduate student Matthew Becker and the Research Computing Center, making a batch of universes was simply a project for the holidays.

Ian Foster, director, University of Chicago Computation Institute.

Research Data Management for the 99%

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Big science projects can afford big cyberinfrastructure. Individual researchers increasingly need their own data management tools, but lack the hefty budget large projects can dedicate to such tasks. What can the 99% of researchers doing big science in small labs do with their data?

Belshazzar's Feast, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

Where's Waldo? on the Gigapixel Scale

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But if your camera is good enough, the photos it takes could also be worth billions of data points.