big data

  • Satellite mapping is preparing Australian cities for a warming earth

    A new start-up is bringing out-of-this-world data down to Earth, arming urban planners with envir...

    Imagine you’re an urban planner, worried about your city’s resilience in the face of the growing threat of climate ch...

    Climate September 17, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Supercomputing and Big Data

    Unravelling the analysis machines we turn to for answers.

    It’s hard to get your head around the size of datasets tackled by supercomputers, and the complexity of the problems ...

    Computing March 25, 2021
  • Less guesswork for IVF

    Online tools assist with IVF clinic choice and predict chance of treatment success.

    A new website allows prospective parents to see the success rates of all 85 accredited IVF clinics across Australia, ...

    Biology February 17, 2021
  • Research

    Why are reports of sexual assault delayed?

    Machine learning reveals trends in under-reporting of sexual assault.

    Reporting sexual assault is a very sensitive and nuanced matter, and identifying at-risk groups may illuminate areas ...

    News February 16, 2021
  • Data dearth

    Access to clean big data could help us clear up a raft of COVID-19 questions.

    The data is in: children really are less susceptible to COVID-19, and more than 20% of US and UK residents are likely...

    Body and Mind February 12, 2021
  • Coupling big data and conservation

    Scientists highlight opportunities to generate sustainable solutions.

    The “big data revolution” offers an unprecedented opportunity to better chart environmental degradation and inform gl...

    Earth April 28, 2020
  • Need energy? Just bounce the ball

    A table tennis table that collects athlete statistics.

    The accelerated development of the internet of things (IoT) and big data over recent decades has seen huge change to ...

    Technology November 26, 2019
  • The mathematics of hill walking

    Big data helps calculate how to climb up slopes.

    Life-and-death estimations of how fast people in danger can run up a slope are based only “a random Scottish dude fro...

    Mathematics April 3, 2019
  • Conversation

    Extreme male brain theory of autism

    Examining two long-standing psychological theories.

    Two long-standing psychological theories – the empathising-systemising theory of sex differences and the extreme male...

    Biology November 18, 2018
  • Small devices generate big data

    Australian scientists are using phone and social media information to build detailed pictures of ...

    Until recently, if you’d looked into where our health data is collected by researchers across Australia, you would ha...

    Social Sciences October 8, 2017
  • Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

    The huge amounts of data produced by a new generation of radio telescopes will change the way we ...

    Antennas of the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Austral...

    Space September 18, 2017
  • Flu vaccine effectiveness depends on your genes

    Analysis has found 9 genes that influence how your body reacts to the influenza vaccine.

    An analysis of influenza vaccine response in more than 500 people has identified nine genes that influence the effect...

    Biology August 28, 2017
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