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Issue 157: iSGTW 13 January 2010


Keeping an eye on the sky with LifeWatch

Reports of birds hitting airplanes, alias ‘bird strikes,’ are on the rise. Twenty years ago, 1,750 strikes reported, while the number for 2008 was close to 8,000. While these encounters never work out well for the bird, normally the plane and passengers escape unharmed — although sometimes a lot of luck is involved. Sometimes the plane becomes seriously damaged and its engines fail,  as happened last year when a plane taking off from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport  hit a flock of geese and was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of the Hudson River.

To address this, the University of Amsterdam has been developing an application called “FlySafe,” which will predict where and when birds are flying in order to help pilots avoid them.

It will create statistical models and computer simulations woven from real-time data of bird migration from military and meteorological radars and GPS tracking of individual tagged birds, which can be tied in with maps.

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Transferring FTP to the cloud: Off of desktop, out of mind brings the benefits of software-as-a-service to the realm of data transfers.

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CERN School of Computing

What it is like to go to summer school at the place where Enrico Fermi, Karl Gauss, Werner Heisenberg, Robert Oppenheimer, Wolfgang Pauli and Max Planck once taught?

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Link of the week

The Large Knowledge Collider

The aim of the Large Knowledge Collider (LarKC, for short, pronounced ‘lark’) is to become a platform for “massive distributed incomplete reasoning.”

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Image of the week

Separating the real from the fake

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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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