- Boom time ahead for high end analytics professionals
According to the Harvard Business Review, the 21st century’s sexiest job is the data scientist. It suggested that such employees were “a hybrid of data hacker, analyst, communicator and trusted adviser”, but therein lies a problem; this combination of skills is extremely rare.
Posted 07 May 2013
- How does cancer spread within the body?
According to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research, the same type of mathematical model used to predict which websites people are apt to visit is showing promise in mapping how lung cancer spreads in the human body.
Posted 26 April 2013
- Predictive analytics could reduce unnecessary lab tests
Predictive modelling could reduce unnecessary lab tests for intensive-care patients with gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
Posted 23 April 2013
- Maths skills add up to higher earnings
People who were good at maths as young children go on to earn more than other similar children by the time they are 30, a study has found.
Posted 11 April 2013
- Goo calculates fastest travel routes
A blob of “virtual” goo can now calculate the fastest travel routes, which could help drastically cut the time it takes for couriers to make deliveries in the future.
Posted 03 April 2013
- Universities will be swept away by global competition
"Complacent" British universities that fail to respond to the rise of online universities will be swept away by global competition, says a report into the future of higher education.
Posted 20 March 2013
- Maths used to maximise bee pollination rates
One in three mouthfuls of food we eat is dependent on pollination, according to the British Beekeepers Association, yet bee pollination rates are falling.
Posted 13 March 2013
- The cost of postgraduate university courses could become an extra obstacle to social mobility
Postgraduate numbers have trebled since the 1990s, but the cost of postgraduate university courses could become an extra obstacle to social mobility, warns a study from the Sutton Trust charity.
Posted 13 March 2013
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