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The history of a jet airplane accompanied by a lot of Cold War and Hot War context.
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The Sagebrush Sea
This PBS Nature program is well worth seeking out. The work that went into its production must have been monumental. It's not only gorgeously photographed it's also a pleasure to see a wildlife documentary that doesn't pull punches about the harsh realities of animal life. My only quibble: the music at times is a bit too dramatically orchestrated but that can be overlooked. 
It’s been called The Big Empty – an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, exasperating thousands of westward-bound travelers as an endless place through which they had to pass to reach their destinations. Yet it’s far from empty, as those who look closely will discover. In this ecosystem …
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Updated information from the U.S. trade group Data Transparency Coalition on the Financial Transparency Act of 2015. Included is a requirement for a "...common identification code for regulated entities".
Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) held a press conference this afternoon to announce the introduction of the Financial Transparency Act of 2015 - the farthest-...
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I had the good fortune to meet the creator of this amazing video, +Leigh Reyes in Atlanta this year - she's incredibly nice, a fitting ambassador for our community and our hobby!

Apart from letting the group try out her stunning Nakaya collection, she also introduced many of us to Barch-Payzant lettering pens, watercoloring with folded ruling nibs, and oblique calligraphy pens. There are a few photos from that adventure here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/116393948@N06/sets/72157652058308526
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Things Growing in our Yard on May 22, 2015
Oakleaf Hydrangea are blooming. Little Henries are getting ready to pop. Yellow Iris are open. Climbing Hydrangea are continuing their display.
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I don't think I want another social engagement tool, but I do send Medium articles to my Kindle to read at my leisure. I hope they are not underestimating the cost of combining curation with community management.
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I wonder if the people who are generating the data that links store visits to mobile ad exposure know that these data on their behavior are generating revenue for Google and other companies?
Google Inc. says it is doing a better job connecting purchases in stores with ads the shoppers saw on smartphones, prompting some advertisers to boost spending on mobile ads.
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Dashboarding Open Data Program Governance
From the post: "One possible reporting model is used by the Federal government’s  Project Open Data. This is governed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This effort, assisted by GSA, provides both technical and policy guidance to ongoing efforts to “open up” government data across multiple agencies on a dataset by dataset basis."
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The importance of social media for communicating new information in academic radiology...

#imaging #healthcare #medicine
Blog posts about important topics in radiology that are properly promoted through social media can reach larger audiences than academic articles on similar topics found in peer-to-peer journals, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Open Data Portals should be API [First]
blog.balefireglobal.com

What is API [First]? Not long ago I was speaking at the National Association of Government Web Professionals. At the same conference Mark He

From open data to a right to data: A response to the UN Data Revolution ...
webfoundation.org

"Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability," says a new UN report. We couldn't agree more. At a rece

Apple Airs New MacBook Air Ad [Video]
www.iclarified.com

Apple is airing a new MacBook Air TV Ad promoting the device as the notebook people love

Fractal Botany - fractal-art-tree-shores-268
art.clarionwave.com

Fractal Botany is the online gallery of digital artwork by Chris Whitside. Designs are based on fractal trees.

An Ode to Pens and Notebooks
www.machinecompatible.com

Image Credit: D. Andrew Boyter I take notes in a notebook. It's not very techie of me, I suppose. Pulling out a pen and paper seems decidedl

Is US biomedical research heading for a breakdown?
arstechnica.com

Senior researchers who helped build the system now think it's unsustainable.

Making Open Data Accessible Inside the Firewall - Managing Technology - ...
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Tweet By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. Click or tap above image to download a .pdf version of this...

Ask Ethan #8: The Comet of the Century?
scienceblogs.com

“I have just gone over my comet computations again, and it is humiliating to perceive how very little more I know than I did seven years ago

A Good Death
doyoubelieveindog.blogspot.com

Death is universal. It is not unique or unordinary. We bring companion animals into our lives knowing that there is a finite time we will be

Two-headed turtle hatches in San Antonio
www.theguardian.com

Reptile resulting from twins that did not separate is reported to be doing well and eating with both heads

Can open data change the culture of government? -- FCW
fcw.com

U.S. CTO Todd Park believes the government's Digital Government Strategy will create a 'treasure trove' of economic opportunity. One year in

Al Jazeera America
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Welcome to the official Google+ page for Al Jazeera America. +1 for behind-the-scenes updates as we launch the new American news channel!

Wicked Disney Villain Heels
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Ready to make your footsteps sound more ominous? Designer Kobi Levi is here to help. He's come up with a Witch-Craft line of heels inspired

U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis - HuffPost Politics
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Follow American politics, keep up with the hottest political debates, and share your thoughts and opinions on the political news that matter

Parks and Rec Let Patton Oswalt Ramble On for Eight Minutes Straight Abo...
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One of the two Parks and Recreation episodes airing tomorrow features a cameo by the inimitable Patton Oswalt who demonstrates at length wha

Google Plus & The Data Scientist Who's Navigating it to Hell
www.readwriteweb.com

"Our ambition is to up-level the model of social networking. We want to support asymmetric relationships with brands and celebrities - but w