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IBM's Watson Is Now a Customer Service Agent

IBM's cognitive supercomputer Watson will soon be helping several of the company's most important customers, who will have the opportunity to ask for …

Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo

Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo

Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo

Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo

Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo

Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo


Instituto Industrial Luis A. Huergo

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide

Measurement: Exploring the Whimsy of Math through Playful Patterns, Shape and Motion

Math, as Vi Hart’s stop-motion doodles, Robin Moore’s string portraits, and Anatolii Fomenko’s stunning black-and-white illustrations have previously shown us, can be the conduit of great fun and great beauty. In <b>Measurement</b> (<i>public library</i>), mathematician <b>Paul Lockhart</b> invites us to “make patterns …

Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline

I was recently asked to select my all-time favorite books for the lovely Ideal Bookshelf project by <i>The Paris Review’</i>s Thessaly la Force and artist Jane Mount. Despite the near-impossible task of shrinking my boundless bibliophilia to a modest list of dozen or so titles, I was eventually able to do …

One Million Photos Taken From the International Space Station

Nate Bergey has created several data visualizations using 1,129,177 photos taken from the International Space Station. Since most images from the ISS …

Anthropocene, Google Maps Imagery Rearranged into Compositions That Look Like Persian Rugs

<i>“Las Vegas, NV, United States of America 2009-10”</i><p>For his “Anthropocene” series, Irish artist David Thomas Smith created intricate abstract patterns …

Toronto Public Library's Fahrenheit 451-themed alternate reality game

Jim Munroe sez, "We've just launched KTR 451, a game I developed for the Toronto Public Library. Drawing on the themes and characters in Fahrenheit …

How Big Is a Galaxy? Milky Way Shown to Scale | Popular Science

Think the Milky Way is big? It’s puny compared to M87, an elliptical galaxy 980,000 light years in diameter. The Milky Way is only 100,000 light …

Social Data Leader Gnip Rolls Out Access To Six New Public APIs Including Reddit, Instagram And Bitly

Gnip has found itself a sweet spot in partnering with startups who make data available via APIs. The company currently has access to Twitter and Tumblr’s firehoses, and has announced today that it will be making the publicly available data of Reddit, Instagram, bitly, Stack Overflow, Panoramio and …