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Homes Will Be Built With Energy-Saving "Nanowood" In A Year, Says Creator

Knock on nanowood.<p>Insulating buildings is a must for people living in areas that get swelteringly hot during the summer or bitterly cold in the …

Engineering

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Example of complex SQL query to get as much data as possible from Database.

I'd like to share an example of a complex SQL query, which will return all possible data from Database.<p>DB Schema looks like this:<p>The task was "to …

Create Elegant Data Visualisations Using the Grammar of Graphics

Overview<p>ggplot2 is a system for declaratively creating graphics, based on The Grammar of Graphics. You provide the data, tell ggplot2 how to map …

This Website Lets You Find The Hidden Similarities In Big Cities

Terrapattern is your source for shipwrecks, bus depots and abandoned warehouses<p>Let's say you're looking for a type of place, rather than a specific place, to visit. You could be a skateboarder looking for an empty pool to ride in, an urban explorer looking for abandoned warehouses to explore... or …

North Dakota rigs slip below 60 for first time since 2009

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of drill rigs in North Dakota slid below 60 on Monday for the first time since 2009 as crude prices tumble and companies focus on richer portions of the state's oil patch.<p>State Department of Mineral Resources data show 59 rigs were operating Monday in western North …

North Dakota

Should VCs invest like Charlie Munger?

Charlie Munger (and his long-time partner Warren Buffett) seem to stand out as the antithesis of venture capitalists. Not only do they focus …

Investing

A new report from the World Bank identified 6 cities that exemplify 'global competitiveness' — they aren't the ones you think

We're all familiar with the list of superstar cities that power the global economy. London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore are among the world's largest and most dynamic. But can smaller and medium-sized cities ever compete? What are the secrets to building competitive global urban …

Economics

Meet Excel 2016: 9 of its best new features, from databases to handwriting tools

I’ve just started exploring Excel 2016. As one of the tentpole applications for the new Office 2016, it has a raft of new features for lucky upgraders. Take a closer look with me and see what you think.1. Major database enhancementsThe database enhancements alone—which include merging some of the …

Databases

Techniques Everyone Should Know

In this chapter, we present primary and near-primary sources for several of the most important core concepts in database system design: query …

Databases

The Space Beyond

Visualized by Robert Minervini<p>Ramez Naam spends much of his time thinking about the future. But recently, the Singularity University lecturer—and one of the early architects behind Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Bing—has shifted his attention away from how people navigate cyberspace to the grimmer …

Internet of Things

Building a Streaming Analytics Data Stack

<i>Note: I wrote this in summer 2015 while working at Jut. It was intended as content marketing material and was published on the</i> http://thenewstack.io/.<p>…

Databases

The stock market's track record for rolling 20-year returns is pristine

The following is one of my favorite running stats on the stock market:<p>Over the years I've noticed that whenever these types of long-term numbers are presented there tend to be two extreme responses:<p>There is some truth in each of these statements, but as with most things the historical data is never …

Stock Markets

Cache is the new RAM

This is from a talk given at Defrag 2014.<p>One of the (few) advantages of being in technology for a long time is that you get to see multiple tech …

As A Shocking $100 Billion In Glencore Debt Emerges, The Next Lehman Has Arrived

One week ago, in a valiant attempt to defend the stock price of struggling commodity trading titan Glencore, one of the company's biggest …

Bank of America

The Visual Studio Blog | The official source of product insight from the Visual Studio Engineering Team

Hot code replacement (HCR), which doesn’t require a restart, is a fast debugging technique in which the Java debugger transmits new class files over …

Here's how much you're worth to these tech giants

The folks at HowMuch.net have broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.<p>They calculated this by taking the number of active users and dividing that number by the company's market cap — the number of shares multiplied by the price of each share.<p>Here …

Market Cap

Why Do I Need A Data Lake?

By Bill Schmarzo CTO, Dell EMC Services (aka “Dean of Big Data”) August 12, 2015<p>The data lake is gaining lots of momentum across the different …

Here’s the map of the world, if size were determined by market cap

Bank of America Merrill Lynch this month published a report transforming many of their investment themes into maps.<p>One of note is what the world …

Stock Markets

Google CEO follows Warren Buffett’s lead with Alphabet holding company

Google Inc. chief executive officer Larry Page speaks affectionately of fellow billionaire Warren Buffett's approach to business. With the decision to restructure the Internet-search giant, Mr. Page is putting Mr. Buffett's influence into practice.<p>Mr. Page on Monday said he's restructuring Google …

Investing

The stock market is disappearing

In an afternoon email to clients, Rich Barry at the NYSE wrote:<p>Buyback factoid: ~20% of S&P 500 companies have reduced their share count by at least 4% year-over-year in each of the last five quarters(!!), and that appears to be continuing into Q2. As of [Tuesday] night, 92 companies in the S&P …

Stock Markets

Pope Francis the Urbanist

Mayors from around the world are gathering this week at the Vatican, which has quietly put together a record of urban innovation both inside its walls and across Rome.<p>VATICAN CITY—When Pope Francis issued his much-noticed encyclical last month, it was his call for action against climate change that …

This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

(This article was first published on <b>The DataCamp Blog » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>You might find that loading data into R can be quite …

Databases

Five data scraping tools for would-be data journalists

This past Fall, I spent time with the NPR News Apps team (now known as NPR Visuals) coding up some projects, working mainly as a visual/interaction …

How Walkable is Your Neighbourhood? Walkonomics to Enter Several Canadian Cities

At first, Adam Davies just wanted to save the environment.<p>Working in transport planning with a background in sustainable cities, he knew that the key …

San Francisco

How Large Was The U.S. Gold Market Trade Deficit In Q1 2015??

While the global financial system remained subdued in the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. Gold Market still suffered a large trade deficit. …