Tech companies visualize government shut down

Tech companies produce fascinating data on the government shutdown
Christina Farr, venturebeat.com

Tick­ets On Sale Now

Tech star­tups have taken advan­tage of the data sci­en­tists and engi­neers on their staff to pro­duce some inter­est­ing stud­ies on the impact of the gov­ern­ment shut­down.

On its blog, fancy car-sharing ser­vice Uber…

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NYC prepping shipping container homes for disaster relief

NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters
Haywood Udume, inhabitat.com

After the destruc­tion caused by Hur­ri­cane Sandy, New York City is get­ting prepped for the future with a plan to build dis­as­ter shel­ters out of ship­ping con­tain­ers. Rather than makeshift dwel …

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Traffic: usability and social science of traffic

Low shutter speed traffic
Low shutter speed traffic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This interesting book looks at traffic from a usability/behavioral perspective. For example it notes that speed bumps were proven worthless because drivers speed up between them to make up time!