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Centralizing national flood data in the cloud

Centralizing national flood data in the cloud

Researchers from the University of Texas collaborated with other researchers, federal agencies, commercial partners, and first responders to create the National Flood Interoperability Experiment. They used Microsoft Azure to help build a prototype for a national flood data-modeling and mapping system with the potential to provide life- and cost-saving information to the public. Read more...

 

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...