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New Energy Web Site Launched
DEPS launched the re-tooled America's Energy Future Web site featuring energy-related reports and news and events from around The National Academies. The new site also features the 2008 AEF archives including audio and video from the Summit.
Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis
The Board on Mathematical Sciences and Its Applications (BMSA) and its Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics just released Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis. This report examines the frontier of analyzing massive amounts of data, whether in a static database or streaming through a system. Data at that scale-terabytes and petabytes-is increasingly common in science (e.g., particle physics, remote sensing, genomics), Internet commerce, business analytics, national security, communications, and elsewhere. But the tools that work to infer knowledge from data at smaller scales do not necessarily work, or work well, at such massive scale. New tools, skills, and approaches are necessary, and this report identifies many of them, plus promising research directions to explore. It discusses pitfalls in trying to infer knowledge from massive data, and it characterizes seven major classes of computation that are common in the analysis of massive data. Overall, the report illustrates the cross-disciplinary knowledge-from computer science, statistics, machine learning, and application disciplines-that must be brought to bear to make useful inferences from massive data. A pre-publication copy may be downloaded from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18374.
Video Briefing for "Making the Soldier Decisive on Future Battlefields"
Please click the image to watch a briefing on the report Making the Soldier Decisive on Future Battlefields by Hank Hatch, chair of the Decisive Soldier Committee of the Board on Army Science and Technology. You can also read the report and download the PDF Report in Brief.
The Future of American ManufacturingThe National Materials and Manufacturing Board met on July 8-9 in Washington, DC. In addition to a discussion among board members of the future of American manufacturing the Board heard presentations from the following speakers:
Dan Mote, President, National Academy of Engineering
Mary Galvin, Director, Division for Materials Research, National Science Foundation
Harriet Kung, Associate Director for Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy
Mick Maher, Defense Sciences Office, DARPA
Michael Molnar, Chief Manufacturing Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Lewis Sloter, U.S. Department of Defense
Visit the NMMB Web site for more information about their work.
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