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Finding  the next famine

Last year, Christopher Hillbruner, N07, had 10 countries on the front burner, all in danger of boiling over. In Central America, drought and an epidemic of coffee rust had reduced crop yields and driven down wages, making ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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New paper focuses on degree centrality in networks

Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter play an increasingly central role in our lives. Centrality is also an important concept in the theory of social networks. Centrality of an individual, called a "node" ...

Patterns in large data show how information travels

According to Fariba Karimi, network scientist at Umeå University, analysis of massive online data can reveal what information matters to us and with whom we have most in common. For example, networks can ...

A 'Flickr-ing' view of the world, in 4-D

Imagine a version of Google Street View where you could hit the rewind button and see any point in time over the last five years. Cornell researchers are building something like that, at least for a few much-visited ...

Path-finder computes search strategy to find Waldo

London-born Where's Waldo? creator Martin Handford started out as a commercial illustrator with a specialty in drawing crowd scenes. By now we know how that talent supported his success and fame. His first ...

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?

Log on to Twitter, Facebook or other social media and you will find that much of the content shared with you comes in the form of images, not just words. Those images can convey a lot more than a sentence might, and will ...

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