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Flickr Data Used to Map World's Attention

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
David Crandall and colleagues at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, analysed the data attached to 35 million photographs uploaded to the Flickr website to create accurate global and city maps and identify popular snapping sites. The enormous... More>>>
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Google News Timeline, New Way To Search The Past

(http://www.techcrunch.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Today, Google Labs launched a new product called Google News Timeline, which lays out the top stories from Google News in columns for each day. You can scroll down to see more stories or, of course, can search for specific topics or keywords. (It ... More>>>
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Google Maps Now Show Views From Webcams

(http://www.techcrunch.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The latest layer to be turned on in Google Maps is one for webcams. Just click on the “More” button on the top right of each map right next to the “Traffic” button. When you do that, it shows you thumbnails from different public Webcams around the... More>>>
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Google Earth now includes US “Third Coast”

(http://google-latlong.blogspot.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
When Google Earth 5.0 was released back in February, it included the capability to view the world ocean landscape from beneath the water surface. This capability now extends to the “Third Coast” of the United States, the Great Lakes. Through a coo... More>>>
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The Secret to Face Recognition? Nature's Own "B...

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Every day, we recognize hundreds of faces without giving it a second thought, but unlocking exactly how humans pull off that seemingly simple feat has bedeviled researchers, who have been tantalized by the wealth of applications that the science p... More>>>
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IBM launches business analytics services unit; ...

(http://blogs.zdnet.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
IBM on Tuesday unveiled a new services unit focused on business analytics and optimization and stumped for the need to use data to make better predictions. At an event in its Hawthorne, NY research facility, Big Blue detailed plans to launch i... More>>>
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Putting a Price on Social Connections - Busines...

(http://www.businessweek.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Researchers at IBM and MIT have found that certain e-mail connections and patterns at work correlate with higher revenue production. More>>>
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Intruder alert: 'Smart Dew' will find you!

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering team drew upon the space-age science of motes to develop the new security tool. Dozens, hundreds and even thousands of these Smart Dew sensors - each equipped with a controller and RF transmitter/receiver... More>>>
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Carbon-sink experiment sunk by hungry crustaceans

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Sure enough the iron triggered a bloom of phytoplankton. Dead bloom particles were then expected to sink to the ocean bed, dragging carbon along with them. More>>>
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Bruce Sterling and The Internet of Things

(http://itc.conversationsnetwork...) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
In the future we may be able to find lost keys with a simple google search. Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling imagines how physical objects will be part of the internet as they become trackable in space and time. Bruce discusses the theoretica... More>>>
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Vivian Distler: on the quantification of onesel...

(http://www.iftf.org) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
"We already have seen the emergence of health-based social networks (examples: PatientsLikeMe, CureTogether, MedHelp, SugarStats) that offer the ability to collect one's quantified self-tracking data. Other websites make available visualizat... More>>>
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Map of Knowledge / Scientific Search Behavior

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
A new map of knowledge has been assembled by scientists at the research library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is based on electronic data searches in which users moved from one journal to another, thus establishing associations between... More>>>
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