Rick Smolan comes to the studio to explain his book, which demonstrates how real time sensing and visualization of data—from satellites, smartphones, the Internet, computers—has the potential to change every aspect of life on earth.
Hurricane Sandy caused devastation and death across the US east coast last week, but the latest satellite and government data were used by infomediaries to turn an amount of data into useful, life-saving, beautiful mashup of text, graphics, video, and animations.
Torque allows you to create beautiful visualizations with big temporal datasets by bundling HTML5 browser rendering technologies with a generic and efficient temporal data transfer format created using the CartoDB SQL API.
The connectedness within biological systems are described by networks. This data structure naturally captures the interdependency of a system’s elements. Many general algorithms are available to productively study the structure of networks.