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This computer-enhanced barium contrast X-ray shows colon cancer in red. Researchers have been trying to figure out what looks to be a decade-long rise in colon cancer among people younger than 50. Scott Camazine/Science Source hide caption

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Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caused a stir recently by saying that data and campaign technology was "overrated" in the political world. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Trump's Disinterest In Data Has Some Republicans Worried

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The Kavli HUMAN Project aims to capture data over 20 years based on the lives of 10,000 people, centered in New York. Ferran Traité Soler/iStockphoto hide caption

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Following the example set in Pakistan, the government of Bangladesh is having the mobile operator Grameenphone, which is majority-owned by Telenor, fingerprint SIM card customers. This is an FAQ on the biometric program. Grameenphone hide caption

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After Terrorist Attack, A Phone Company Is Beating Google At Big Data

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Climate models project 21st century global temperatures. NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA Center for Climate Simulation hide caption

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Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

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(Left to right) NYU medical students Brian Chao, Michael Lui, Hye Min Choi, and Varun Vijay take the team approach to learning about the anatomy of cells, and how disease can disrupt them. Analyzing big data sets is now a routine part of their studies, too. Cindy Carpien for NPR hide caption

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Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

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Mary Lee Kingsley waits for a bus in Montgomery County, Md. The bus stop has a big LED screen with a map displaying the current location of buses and when they will arrive. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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Apps, Maps And Head Counts Transforming Public Transit

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Carol and John Iovine say the health coach their insurer assigned John after he had a torrent of grave health problems in 2014 has helped them get the medical care he still needs. And it's helped keep him out of the hospital. Todd Bookman/WHYY hide caption

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Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

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Taser International is now selling police departments the technology to store videos from body cameras. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

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