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I understand that many couples, when they are thinking about starting a family, become acutely aware of children all around them. Perhaps it is also true that many sponsored research offices, when they are asked to justify the benefits of their programs, become acutely aware of the economic impact studies that are being generated all…

Big data is here and the question is whether we will consume it, or it will consume us? Likely, the answer will be a bit of both. The dystopian view of our big data future is somewhere between those imagined in George Orwell’s 1984, 2002’s Minority Report, or Gattaca from 1997. The Star Trek series…

I was watching a movie, which you would have not expected to have anything poignant to say, when one of characters said “It’s hard to fill a cup that is already full”. This concept of course is not new but it helped describe something that I observed a few days before at a conference I…

Following the release of the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, there is always a lot of news reporting and analysis regarding the results and what they mean for higher education on a regional and global scale. A look at the provided and included analysis on the rankings site itself is always a good place to start.…

Ever order something online, and packaging arrives damaged / torn / opened by the NSA / leaking / broken / or abused??? Just imagine the inside of major sorting package facility, miles of conveyor belts, robots, forklifts, boxes colliding with each other, damaging corners, getting lost, etc.  It happens every day, hundreds of millions of…

I am dying to know: how many of you caught that ever so subtle Biggie Smalls reference? Not that I’m a super huge fan of 90’s hip-hop; but, how can you not like Biggie? In any event, this was the song that inspired the article for this round of InfoEdge. Let me preface this with:…