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How digging through the deluge of social media data could lead to safer cities


A data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a powerful tool capable of analyzing billions of tweets and other social media messages in just seconds to discover patterns and make sense of all the information. Learn why the payoff could be healthier, safer cities.

Smart cities researchers simulate human behavior during floods


Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.