Data is increasingly important to all businesses, not just tech, and so much a part of our everyday lives that it makes sense that companies with strong data analysis, data science, and data engineering talent would feel the need to improve their data visualization capabilities. When data visualization is considered just a skill, it’s usually less important than the modeling, ETL design, and analysis for the professionals. But we’re now seeing an acknowledgment that if you don’t have good data visualization then your insights are less apparent, resonate less with audiences, and are harder to communicate among scientists. … [Read more...] about It’s official: Data visualization has gone mainstream
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In a recent survey, a quarter of York residents expected that they would be driving more within the next five years, but only one in eight was happy about that fact. Congestion costs the city millions of pounds a year, and points out that businesses on streets with fewer cars tend to do better, since people actually want to spend time in the area. Crawshaw thinks that getting more people out of cars will also help strengthen the community. “I believe that people sometimes need to be given excuses to come together as communities and by getting out of their cars, traveling together, walking and cycling together—interacting with each other —we will help build a more empathic, community-focused, and, ultimately, happier city.” … [Read more...] about This little British city wants to prove that going car-free isn’t just for big downtowns
Trump also relies heavily on social media, where he has shown himself to be malleable, repeatedly posting conspiracy theories, retweeting a fake Fox and Friends account he believed was real. Trump’s Twitter account is, in many ways, a national security risk. Over the past week, two accounts that had the ability to send Trump direct messages–those of former Fox News anchors Greta van Susteren and Eric Bolling, whom he follows–were both hacked by a group claiming to be a Turkish cyber army, leaving the Twitter-loving president vulnerable to false information. (No investigation of the hacking has taken place.) … [Read more...] about Could False Alerts and Fake News Start A Nuclear War?
“It can be challenging to communicate in everyday life with people who are not fluent in ASL,” says Laura Yellin, a woman who is deaf who tested the app’s new ASL feature, which is launching now. “For example, dealing with an issue at the dry cleaners and needing to talk to a supervisor or manager can be tricky via paper and pen or typing on the phone back and forth. It makes it a lot easier to have an interpreter available for situations like that.” … [Read more...] about This app gives deaf users an on-demand ASL interpreter
In turn, some medical schools are already shifting the curriculum to give doctors a stronger foundation for practicing medicine in this new world. In 2011, the American Medical Association gave 11 schools $1 million to reinvigorate their programs with the larger health system in mind. That has lead to health systems science becoming a core part of the curriculum in at least three schools: the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, and A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The AMA has since called on all medical schools to incorporate more health systems learning into their programs. … [Read more...] about Kaiser Permanente is redesigning medical school, starting with the cadaver