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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales among Israel’s 2015 Dan David Prize winners

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the ubiquitous online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is among the three winners of the 2015 Dan David Prize, which annually bestows three awards of $1 million each. The announcement by Tel Aviv University said the laureates, who donate 10% of their prize money towards doctoral and postdoctoral Tel Aviv University scholarships, will be honored at a ceremony on ...

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Wikipedia? Nothing to be ashamed about…

Academics and students alike should be making better use of Wikipedia, said a major study of digital technology use in Higher Education. The Australia-UK study led by Professor Neil Selwyn from Monash University found that while Wikipedia was a popular background resource with students, it had not replaced traditional sources of intellectual scholarship. The study of more than 1,600 students ...

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How Wikipedia can predict the next disease outbreak ?

Any rush to read more about a disease on global knowledge base Wikipedia surely indicate the direction and researchers can predict it as the next possible outbreak, suggests a recent study. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. ...

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Wikipedia can Predict Outbreak, Spread of Disease

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. The team was able to forecast all the outbreaks up to 28 days ...

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