Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The future with autonomous vehicles

Will the future of urban transportation look like this? I don't think so, but certainly I am not the best person to write about this topic.

If you are interested in how autonomous vehicles might change urban transportation, though, I would strongly recommend the reading of three pieces published in the Atlantic Cities (1, 2, 3). Also, you might like the work of Paul Newman and his collaborators at Oxford Mobile Robotics Group, which takes a more technical perspective.

Source: this video was created by Fernando Livschitz (via Christopher Jobson from Colossal)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dubai Timelapse

A great timelapse video of Dubai, by Dimid (via Aaron Renn, author of Urbanophile).

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chart of the Day

Nice data visualization on gender differences in GitHub repository ownership, by Alyssa Frazee. The green colors represent the share of GitHub repositories owned by (most likely) women in each programming language. 

The interactive version is here!

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[image credit: Alyssa Frazee]

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Message of the Day

[Image Credit: The Poke]

ps. Sometimes I miss not having Wi-Fi around all the time...., but only sometimes.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Every Device Connected to the Internet

Quick post since I haven't had much time to procrastinate lately about this lovely map showing Every Device in the Worlds that is Connected to the Internet (via Harvey Miller).

The maps was created by John Matherly using matplotlib, a plotting library for Python.

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[image credit: John Matherly via Gizmodo]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bike-sharing in the world

The world leader in bike-sharing is… China  obviously!
"In fact, of the 20 biggest bike share programs on the planet, all but four are in China. The exceptions are Paris, London, Barcelona, and New York (and the last two tie for #20)."

 The full story is here, via Dan Hill.

[image credit: Quartz]

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