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Coursera's Intro to Data Science Returns

The Coursera platform will once again be hosting the amazing course Introduction to Data Science from the University of Washington. The course will
start June 30, 2014. It is free, and it will last 8 weeks.

Having taken the course the previous time it was offered, I would highly recommend the course for anyone interested in digging into data science.

Wireless Communication Without a Battery

The University of Washington is developing wireless devices that can operate without a battery. The devices operate by reflecting radio waves in the air. Although I can think of many uses for these devices, the article points out one in particular.

For example, sensors placed in a bridge could monitor the health of the concrete and steel, then send an alert if one of the sensors picks up a hairline crack.

After reading that, I was struck at the amount of data that could collected. Just think of all the bridges in your city/state/country. All this data is going to need analysis. Which alerts require immediate action? This sounds like a bigdata problem to me.

How can you imagine these devices being used?

U of Washington Data Science Information Session Today

A virtual information session about the Data Science Certificate Program at the University of Washington is today. If you are interested in the program, it is probably worth your time to attend.