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One of our balloons has had quite a journey over the past few weeks. It did a lap around the world in 22 days, and has just clocked the project’s 500,000th kilometer as it begins its second lap. It enjoyed a few loop-de-loops over the Pacific ocean before heading east on the winds toward Chile and Argentina, and then made its way back around near Australia and New Zealand. Along the way, it caught a ride on the Roaring Forties — strong west-to-east winds in the southern hemisphere that act like an autobahn in the sky, where our balloons can quickly zoom over oceans to get to where people actually need them.

Traversing the stratosphere is particularly challenging this time of year because the winds actually change direction as the southern hemisphere moves from warmer to colder weather, resulting in divergent wind paths that are hard to predict. Since last June, we’ve been using the wind data we’ve collected during flights to refine our prediction models and are now able to forecast balloon trajectories twice as far in advance. In addition, the pump that moves air in or out of the balloon has become three times more efficient, making it possible to change altitudes more rapidly to quickly catch winds going in different directions. There were times, for example, when this balloon could have been pulled into the polar vortex – large, powerful wind currents that whip around in a circle near the stratosphere in the polar region – but these improvements enabled us to maneuver around it and stay on course. We can spend hours and hours running computer simulations, but nothing teaches us as much as actually sending the balloons up into the stratosphere during all four seasons of the year.

Take a look through our photo album to see some of the specific improvements that have been made to the balloon technology, thanks to the lessons we’ve learned in flight.
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And the March winner is... +GoPro (their +Vimeo channel's not bad either).
 
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#Geometry  is fun. #proof  
 
Your kid is only in seventh grade and already you’re having trouble helping her prepare for her geometry test? No problem—just ask the #GoogleSearch app to “calculate the volume of a cone” and salvage your reputation as world’s smartest parent. You can ask a host of geometry-related questions, from “What is the surface of a pyramid?” to "How do you calculate the area of a circle with a diameter of 12 inches?"—helping you keep up as the shapes get more complex! 
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Next up - go back +Velocity Kick
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Preparing some new views of +Cojoin (local) or +Cojoin (global) products. Drop a note if you need to process, combine and visualize data and want to do it without all the fuss: https://cojoin.com/
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Note the #dance  research. More arms, less hips.
Evolutionary biologists say they have figured exactly which dance moves catch a woman's eye.
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Lots of stuff.
 
Taking a little inventory of +Google Analytics metrics and dimensions.

#googleanalytics  has #adsense  and #adwords  data too.
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Info entrepreneur who likes medium data, the Tar Heels and human computer information retrieval. Tom Ciszek is an information scientist with a deep understanding of information organization, data analysis, webometrics, and digital marketing optimization. Prior to co-founding Cojoin, he worked at a publishing startup in Los Angeles, as a manager at a leading search marketing agency, and as a researcher and think-tank policy analyst where he specialized in cybersecurity and information economics.

His industry research interests include the analysis and organization of "medium data," recommender systems for information visualization, marketing biometrics, qualitative methods, and human-computer interaction.

Thomas holds a master’s degree in information science and a bachelor’s degree in mathematical decision sciences from the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.
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    MS Information Science
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