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This amazing visualisation shows how the world's ships move goods around the globe

Shipping is vital for the global economy, with roughly 90% of all goods moved across the world by ships.If shipping stops, so does the world economy.<p>Global trade has been the subject of much scrutiny in the past year or so, with Brexit and the Trump presidency both seen by many as threats to the …

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Algorithmia Launches With More Than 800 Algorithms On Its Marketplace

Algorithmia, the startup that raised $2.4 million last August to connect academics building powerful algorithms and the app developers who could put them to use, just brought its marketplace out of private beta.<p>More than 800 algorithms are available on the marketplace, providing the smarts needed …

Airbnb's Open Sourced Its Simple SQL Query Tool

Airbnb has open sourced Airpal, the tool it built to help employees get to data they need to use, reports Gigaom. The software is built on the open source Presto SQL engine, which was created by Facebook to speed access up to data stored in Hadoop.<p>Airbnb built Airpal so that staff could quickly …

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This App May Help Prevent Blindness in the Developing World (Video)

Some 39 million people are blind, the majority due to curable or preventable diseases.<p>Tens of millions of people are blind due to curable and preventable diseases, but the vast majority live in remote parts of the world without access to standard medical equipment and treatment.<p>That’s why Andrew …

Lego Robot With a Smartphone Brain Shatters Rubik's Cube World Record

Cubestormer 3 is a robot with just one job—to solve a scrambled Rubik's Cube as swiftly as possible. Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, …