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Massive visualization uses Google’s Ngram Viewer – a remarkable big-data tool for tracking changes in culture though word usage in more than 4 billion books – to depict political, scientific, cultural, and philosophical themes. 
One of the most prominent patterns is the fall of “God” over the course of the 20th century, as well as the rise of utopias – a concept that has always enchanted us – in the aftermath of WWII.

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Massive visualization uses Google’s Ngram Viewer – a remarkable big-data tool for tracking changes in culture though word usage in more than 4 billion books – to depict political, scientific, cultural, and philosophical themes.

One of the most prominent patterns is the fall of “God” over the course of the 20th century, as well as the rise of utopias – a concept that has always enchanted us – in the aftermath of WWII.

IBM to start crunching connected car data for Peugeot — GigaOM


IBM is putting its data analytics to work on information collected from Peugeot’s in-car sensors, ostensibly combining it with data from traffic infrastructure and smartphones to create better car apps and more network-aware vehicles.

IBM to start crunching connected car data for Peugeot — GigaOM


IBM is putting its data analytics to work on information collected from Peugeot’s in-car sensors, ostensibly combining it with data from traffic infrastructure and smartphones to create better car apps and more network-aware vehicles.

IBM Invests $100 Million To Expand Design Business | Co.Design | business   design
In response to growing demand, IBM is spending $100 million to acquire talent and open Interactive Experience labs around the world.

IBM Invests $100 Million To Expand Design Business | Co.Design | business design
In response to growing demand, IBM is spending $100 million to acquire talent and open Interactive Experience labs around the world.

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From Crowdfunding To Open Access, Startups Are Experimenting With Academic Research



These days may well be the next golden age for universities, and startups are leading the way. For institutions that can feel much like their counterparts from a thousand years ago, universities have witnessed breathtaking change in just a handful of years.


Full Story: Techcrunch

emergentfutures:

From Crowdfunding To Open Access, Startups Are Experimenting With Academic Research

These days may well be the next golden age for universities, and startups are leading the way. For institutions that can feel much like their counterparts from a thousand years ago, universities have witnessed breathtaking change in just a handful of years.

Full Story: Techcrunch

Today’s complicated organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require agility in simultaneously learning and working. Typical strategies of optimizing existing business processes or cost reductions only marginally improve the organization’s effectiveness. Faster markets challenge the organization’s ability to react to customer demand. Decision-making becomes paralyzed by process-based operations and chains of command and control.

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We’re leaving the lab and heading to the kitchen.
Ever since the first caveman dipped a mastodon leg in a beehive and pronounced it good, humans have relied on intuition and trial and error to decide which ingredient combinations will create delicious new recipes. Now, IBM cognitive computing is helping the Institute of Culinary Education’s chefs create delicious new dishes faster. Follow along to see what unique tastes they cook up.

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We’re leaving the lab and heading to the kitchen.

Ever since the first caveman dipped a mastodon leg in a beehive and pronounced it good, humans have relied on intuition and trial and error to decide which ingredient combinations will create delicious new recipes. Now, IBM cognitive computing is helping the Institute of Culinary Education’s chefs create delicious new dishes faster. Follow along to see what unique tastes they cook up.

Pathgatheris an enterprise learning platform that connects the workforce around professional and personal development. It allows employees to discover, recommend and review the best learning content, track their learning progress and share learning paths with coworkers. The education field is always competitive and Pathgather brought a new angle to the standard professional development software that many companies are using.

Online learning has been anonymous and impersonal for too long. On Pathgather, employees share achievements, set public goals, and recommend helpful resources. The end result is a social learning environment that motivates and accelerates personal development.

Pathgatheris an enterprise learning platform that connects the workforce around professional and personal development. It allows employees to discover, recommend and review the best learning content, track their learning progress and share learning paths with coworkers. The education field is always competitive and Pathgather brought a new angle to the standard professional development software that many companies are using.

Online learning has been anonymous and impersonal for too long. On Pathgather, employees share achievements, set public goals, and recommend helpful resources. The end result is a social learning environment that motivates and accelerates personal development.

IBM revealed a more than $1 billion cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) investment on Monday, opening its middleware to the cloud for the first time and bolstering the connectivity of enterprise applications and data to the cloud. The investment was disclosed to more than 9,000 clients, partners and developers at IBM’s Feb. 23-26 cloud conference in Las Vegas, which kicked off in earnest on Monday. The investment starts with IBM’s launch of “BlueMix,” codename for a new PaaS, open beta, that combines IBM’s software, third-party and open technologies. BlueMix will be providing DevOps in the cloud to facilitate effective and rapid construction of enterprise applications by developers, independent firms and enterprise teams. BlueMix runs on SoftLayer’s global cloud platform.

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet | Collective-Evolution

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world.

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet | Collective-Evolution

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world.