Seeing beyond a 3D World

by Puripant Ruchikachorn “Big Data” is often written with capital letters or as a quote. It conveys not only the large amount of data through ever more convenient acquisition but also slight disbelief in the relevance of data science. Big data is real, but its definition of a large collection of samples may not seem applicable…

Leaves come in many shapes and sizes, but all follow a similar set of rules. Credit: wikicommons

Seeing a forest for its leaves

by Laura Williams. Walk through a forest and what do you see? Through leaf litter and mud, greens and grays, and noisy birds, a forest might seem a confusing, if beautiful, mess. Forests are complex systems, made up of hundreds and thousands of bits – of trees, leaves, birds, insects and more of different shapes…