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Even Big Data Starts Small, Ep. 1

  • Aired: 04/06/2017
  • 57:01
  • Expires: 03/31/2020
  • Rating: TV-G
20,000 volunteers across the U.S. measure precipitation and their data is used for life-saving alerts in extreme weather. Armchair mappers worldwide help first responders after the Nepal earthquake. EyesOnALZ enlists the crowd to speed up research on Alzheimer’s disease. DIY enthusiasts map and document the BP Oil Spill with kites, balloons and cameras.
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Citizens using mobile tech & the cloud contribute to life-saving science in emergencies
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The Crowd & The Cloud is made possible by NSF, The National Science Foundation, "Where Discoveries Begin."
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