Big Eclipse writes: "Software alone might not save the world, but some IBM Corp. researchers think it could do something pretty important — predict and help curb the spread of disease. As top public health officials and scientists gather in Seattle this week, IBM will demonstrate software that can be used to build models projecting how infectious disease could proliferate across nations and continents. The program can take into account large sets of data, including migratory patterns, population, traffic, geography and airplane routes."
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