Big Data Companies Try to Outwit Mother Nature’s Chaos

Just oklahoma-tornadoa few years ago, meteorologists regularly shared an inside joke about forecasts: Anything beyond three days is a guess.

But on the heels of this week’s disastrous tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and Hurricane Sandy last October, it has never been more critical to be able to forecast long-range events. Big data analysis is turning the guesswork of yesterday’s meteorology into a more precise and predictive science.


App Review: i Learn With Poko: Seasons and Weather! HD

Weather skills might seem self-evident to some parents, but for toddlers, they’re an introduction to the world of science. i Learn With Poko: Seasons and Weather! HD gently eases kids into the differences between seasons and how to dress for each one — and even manages to sneak in some calendar education. The app is split into three levels for different age groups (though most young kids are likely to hop between them), giving it a wider range of appeal. It’s an app that requires no reading skills, letting users learn at their own pace, regardless of age. Ultimately, that means most kids will have fun with it, prompting them to play longer (and, ideally, learn more).

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