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Understanding cloud forests through the power of cloud computing

Understanding cloud forests through the power of cloud computing

The Brazilian Cloud Forest Sensing Project is studying how cloud forests function in response to climatic variability. The project deployed more than 700 sensors connected to the Internet of Things through Microsoft Azure and is gathering integrated data on physical and biological processes within the study site. Read more…

 

Using ChronoZoom to build a comprehensive timeline of climate change in the cloud  

Using ChronoZoom to build a comprehensive timeline of climate change in the cloud
A professor explores the history of climate change in depth in his graduate-level Earth System Science class. To help students visualize events through the ages, he is using ChronoZoom, an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Read more...    

Kinect Sign Language Translator expands communication possibilities   Kinect Sign Language Translator expands communication possibilities
Researchers in China have created a prototype system that uses Kinect technology to translate sign language into spoken language—and spoken language into sign language—in real time. Read more...
Latin American Researchers Use Data to Raise Awareness, Protect Species

Latin American Researchers Use Data to Raise Awareness, Protect Species
Latin America contains a diverse cross-section of the world’s flora and fauna and is home to many endangered species. A new tool presents the opportunity for researchers and citizen scientists to help preservation efforts. Read more...