Monthly Archives: May 2015

What’s New in Big Data. Talk at UC Irvine by Prof. Michael Franklin of UC Berkeley

This is a brief account of the talk by Prof. and Chair Michael Franklin, of UC Berkeley Computer Sciences Department, on May 29, 2015. Advances of Data Science and Big Data Analysis: Massively scalable processing and storage Pay as you … Continue reading

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In Philadelphia Train Crash, Energy and Centripetal Force 4.5 Times That for Speed Limit

In coverage of the tragic Philadelphia train crash, the news and public are amazed that the train’s speed is over twice of the limit for the curve being rounded.  The speed was 106 mph, and the speed limit was 50 … Continue reading

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Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California

Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California is a conference in the “Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series”, presented May 8, 2015, at the Beckman Center for the National Academies, at UC Irvine. Morning Session:  Our Changing Ocean Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Fixing the Cloud Problem in Climate Change Models, a Talk by Michael Pritchard

This is a brief summary of a talk by Prof. Michael Pritchard, Department of Earth System Science in the Physical Sciences  Breakfast Lecture Series of the School of Physical Sciences, on May 5, 2015. Michael Pritchard was introduced by Dean … Continue reading

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Talk by UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman to the Retirees Association

This is a partial account of UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman’s talk to the Retirees Association on May 5, 2015. (My low speed of taking notes on the iPhone allow me to present only some of the numbers that he stated, … Continue reading

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