Analyzing mobile communication data reveals how a person’s social network changes when moving from a small town into a big city. A team of researchers from both the Santa Fe Institute and the MIT Senseable City Lab worked with Orange Labs, British Telecom and Raschke Software Engineering to study how cities affect our social relationships.
The economic potential of Open Data is summarised and reviewed in a new World Bank paper, and it concludes that, despite a variation in published estimates and some methodological difficulties, the potential is very large.
Drupal 8 embraces standardization through Symfony, by leveraging Symfony Drupal 8 will able to attract more people to Drupal and to innovate faster.
Drupal 8 implements an even better data model, blocks become entities and a every field is implemented as a proper field and there are even more fields in order to support schema.org. Drupal 8 will be semantic from the ground up and Views is added to the core.
"The kayak consists of 28 separate sections joined together with machined bolts and a bit of silicon. It’s water tight and actually floats. It took 42 days to print at a cost of around $500. But this wasn’t done on a Makerbot, but rather a large-scale home-brew 3D printer with a heated printing chamber to ensure the parts didn’t warp or crack during printing."
Results from time-series analysis of 654,178 Landsat images in characterizing forest extent and change, 2000–2012.
Trees are defined as all vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover’.
‘Forest Loss’ is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state.
‘Forest Gain’ is defined as the inverse of loss, or a non-forest to forest change entirely within the study period. ‘Forest Loss Year’ is a disaggregation of total ‘Forest Loss’ to annual time scales.