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How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

Analyzing how stories change in the retelling down through the generations sheds light on the history of human migration going as far back as the Paleolithic period 

Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins Analyzing how stories change in the retelling down through the generations sheds light on the history of human migration going as far back as the Paleolithic period

How to Truncate Text using RIGHT AND LEFT

How to Extract Text Characters From Data in Excel

Use Excel's RIGHT function to remove unwanted characters from imported data or to truncate existing text.

CitySourced - Report graffiti, potholes, trash, urban blight directly to city hall.

CitySourced - Report graffiti, potholes, trash, urban blight directly to city hall.

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The Connected States of America Similarly, MIT's Senseable City Lab visualized social ties in America by mapping cell-phone calls across the country. Think of it as the United States Of Places That Actually Like Each Other.

interesting toronto maps - good gift or for us

City of Toronto 26 June 1976 Silkscreened Print by Raymond Biesinger. (And there's one for my hometown of Ottawa, too!

Sentient City | The MIT Press

Sentient City Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space Edited by Mark Shepard

Beyond the standard abstract graphs, they translate current pollution data into…

Beyond the standard abstract graphs, they translate current pollution data into…

Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software

Loomio is an open source web application for making group decisions. It may sound like a niche application, but although the Occupy movement is largely a thing of the past, Loomio is still going strong.

Cities as Commons

Cities as Commons: the Italian constitutional clause of horizontal subsidiarity comes to life in Bologna.

This one is great, although clearly too elaborate.

Labor District Cafe, look at how the house are positioned and use the white line as the outline

Croydon Programme Delivery Dashboard (ARUP)

The Programme Delivery Dashboard, developed by Arup and accessible to all, is helping to secure Croydon’s transformation.

There will always be people out there picking weird names for their kids, but when you look at the choices that make their way to the top you'll see that Americans tend to play it safe. The maps above, based on data from the Social Security Administration, show the most popular baby names for girls by state, for babies born from 1960 through 2012, with the colors representing the most popular single name for that year.

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State My name was the most popular the year i was born. My sister's was the year she was born.

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