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A Different Look

I’ve long been fascinated by albinism. It is a relatively uncommon disorder—estimated to affect approximately one person in 17,000—yet almost everyone is familiar with it. Perhaps you’ve heard tales from Africa, where albinism is persecuted for its relationship with witchcraft. Or maybe you’ve seen …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lists Seattle-area home for $3.5 million

Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft Corp., has put his home in Clyde Hill, Wash., on the market for $3.488 million.<p>Built in 1963 and since renovated, the contemporary-style home has an industrial vibe with polished concrete and ceramic floors, vaulted ceilings and exposed steel beams. …

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

Space Exploration

How does an engine work

The Most Extraordinary Speech Ever By A Graduating MBA

It’s rare that a commencement address rises above the ordinary, a nice got-to-have speech filled with cliches about fulfilling one’s promise. It’s …

Leap Motion and HP to embed gesture controls in PCs

Leap Motion announced today that it's partnering with Hewlett Packard to release the first line of built-in gesture controlled computers. The companies declined to say whether the models would be laptops or desktops, or pin down an exact release date, except to say the computers would be the first …

Bret Victor - Showreel 2011-2012

Visually Blog Seeing Color Through Infographics and Data Visualizations | Visually Blog

Let’s start with the Meaning of Colors in Different Cultures.<p>And the Psychology of Color depends somewhat on culture, but some of it goes deeper than …

Which are today's leading data visualization companies?

Companies across the globe are required to deal with increasingly massive data sets from a plethora of sources. It becomes increasingly difficult for …

Introducing the healthvis R package - one line D3 graphics with R

Jeff Leek 2013/04/02<p>We have been a little slow on the posting for the last couple of months here at Simply Stats. That’s bad news for the blog, but …

Extract Tables from PDFs

Latest Version: Tabula 1.2.0<p>February 27, 2018<p>Tabula 1.2.0 contains an update to our processing backend. It is now also possible to <i>save selections</i>. …

How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. (For a sampling of some new and cool tools, see the popular Hans Rosling TED talk.) However, if you …

Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …