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The King's Jewels Problem

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This interactive map plots wikipedia's climate data.

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If two people wanted to find each other while lost, should they walk around randomly, wait, or use a more specialized strategy?

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Iso-distances approximating flight times on a Mercator projection.

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An contour plot of how long it takes to travel from Vienna (as well as other cities) to any point in Europe using trains.

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How long does it take to reach any point in Europe from London, Paris, Vienna or Berlin by train? Plotting data from the Swiss Public Transport API on a map yields a neat visualization of the accessibility of various locations.

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Maybe someday we'll find Enceladian tube worms hanging out at the bottom of its oceans! It took Cassini seven years to get to Saturn and there's only concepts and proposals for further missions so it might take a while to find out.
#space   #news   #NASA  

Saturn's moon #Enceladus  may have hydrothermal activity — It's the first evidence found of such present-day activity beyond Earth.

News from +NASA's Cassini mission: http://go.nasa.gov/1Ec5LOy
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Fantastic article about the decisions guiding the design of the interfaces of the ticket vending machines in San Francisco and New York.

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Spark's neat, but better used with Scala than Python.
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