Ask Slashdot: What If We Don't Run Out of Oil?
To stay under a 2 degree celsius global warming increase, we can pour about 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, fossil fuel companies are already planning on releasing 2795 gigatons from their proven reserves.
Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating
Hopefully the new models are not just continuing a 20-year trend of underestimating the impacts of global warming. Like melting arctic ice.
Curiosity Transmits First 360-Degree Panorama From Mars
...is where I go to get the latest space news.
Just kidding. I go to the Bad Astronomer, who posted a color 360 panorama two days ago: http://mblogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/09/first-color-360-degree-panorama-from-curiosity/
C'mon Slashot, you can do better than this.
Where To View the Mars Curiosity Landing
Here's the event link to Fraser's hangout: http://goo.gl/a5t4O
Losing the Public Debate On Global Warming
'James Hensen has been making predictions about climate change since the 1980s. When people are comparing what is happening now to those predictions, they can see they fail to match up.'
In other news, Hansen's 30-year-old global temperature predictions close to spot-on
A Taxonomy of Visualization Techniques
Data & View Specification:
Visualize data by choosing visual encodings.
Filter out data to focus on relevant Items.
Sort Items to expose patterns.
Derive values or models from source data.
Select items to highlight, filter, or manipulate them.
Navigate to examine high-level patterns and low-level detail.
Coordinate views for linked, multi-dimensional exploration.
Organize multiple windows and workspaces.
Process & Provenance:
Record analysis histories for revisitation,, review and sharing.
Annotate patterns to document findings.
Share views and annotations to enable collaboration.
Guide users through analysis tasks or stories.
Many Eyes types
See relationships among data points:
Compare a set of values:
Track rises and falls over time:
Stack Graph for Categories.
See the parts of a whole:
Treemap for Comparisons.
Analyze a text:
Word Cloud Generator.
See the world:
Ottawa Neighbourhood Map.
US County Map.
New Jersey Map.
A Taxonomy of Visualization Techniques
Many Eyes types:
See relationships among data points
Compare a set of values
Track rises and falls over time
Stack Graph for Categories
See the parts of a whole
Treemap for Comparisons
Analyze a text
Word Cloud Generator
See the world
Ottawa Neighbourhood Map
US County Map
New Jersey Map
Ham Radio Licenses Top 700,000, An All-Time High
The logical pattern is easier to see in this search table.
The most frequent English letters are higher in the table.
Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?
Localizing Language In the Brain
The summary links to a reply of a critique of a 2009 paper. The original paper (with brain imaging goodness) can be found here.
Airline Pilots Allowed To Dodge Security Screening
Pittsburgh is one of the few American cities to be spelled with an h at the end of a burg suffix. While briefly named "Pittsburg" from 1890 to 1911 following a declaration by the United States Board on Geographic Names, the "Pittsburgh" spelling was officially restored after a public campaign by the citizens of the city.
What Happens After the Super-Hero Movie Bubble?
It is being done.
180, motion, scent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soarin'_Over_California
Atlantis Lands, Ending the Shuttle Era
How many active space exploration missions are there? One or two? Over a dozen. Studying Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Vesta, and on the way to Pluto.
Here's a map of them all.
Google's New Design
It also o takes an extra click to switch accounts now.
Tim Berners-Lee: Stop Foaming At the Mouth, Twitter
How about structuring comments by topic instead of by time?
Some MIT folks have used argument mapping to structure debates on climate change at Climate CoLab
Ask Slashdot: What Gadgets Would You Use For Hunting Meteorites?
Don't click on the blog link above unless you've got eye bleach...
NASA's Stunning Close-Up Photos of Comet Hartley 2
JPL's new Eyes on the Solar System has a 3D+time simulation of most current spacecraft including the approach of Deep Impact (EPOXI) to Hartley 2.
China Now Halting Shipments of Rare Earth Minerals To US
...in the US. And that's when it peaked.
How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology
I've been looking for a way to get into cheap astrophotograpy and found some people using webcams to detect stars down to magnitude 9.6 and even magnitude 14.5.
Has anyone else found links to more recent work?