first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Former Giants first round draft pick Kyle Crick will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury sustained during a pregame altercation in the visiting clubhouse at Oracle Park on Monday.A Pittsburgh Pirates team release announced that Crick underwent extensor tendon repair surgery on his right index finger in San Francisco Tuesday after fighting with teammate and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez on Monday.Crick, a 2011 first round draft choice of the Giants, was traded to …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A soybean-based air freshener won top prize in in the 2015 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University.The competition is held annually to provide students with practical learning opportunities and promote new commercial uses for soybeans.The three students who developed the air freshener, which is called Soy Sniffs, will receive a $20,000 prize for their first-place entry in the contest, which challenges Purdue students to develop new products based on soybeans. This year, 13 teams composed of 39 students competed.A second-place award of $10,000 went to a team that produced biodegradable flower pots.“The Soy Sniffs team has created a unique product with real potential in the $8.5 billion global market for air fresheners and purification products,” said David Lowe, president of the soybean industry group and a farmer from Dunkirk. “Every year, it’s difficult to judge among so many innovative ideas, and this year was no exception — it’s a testament to the ingenuity of our Purdue competitors and the versatility of the soybean.”The Soy Sniffs team members are Evan Anderson, an agricultural and biological engineering major of Churubusco, Indiana; his brother, Sean, majoring in forestry; and Sara Richert, a public relations/strategic communications major of Oak Park, Illinois.The winning team members made their experience work to their advantage after finishing in second place last year with their organic leather conditioner and polish. Richert said they wanted to create a product consisting of soybean oil since they were already familiar with its properties.“With today’s trend of going green and the lack of organic air fresheners and odor diffusers in today’s market, we felt that our product would create and fit its own niche,” she said.All members of this year’s runner-up team, with its entry of Soycotta Pots, are from Corydon. They are Tyler Allen, a computer engineering student; Levi Jackson, majoring in agricultural and biological engineering; and Chelsea Sullivan, studying accounting and marketing.Other entries included a high-performance engine filtration system, a new antifreeze formula and teeth whiteners.Winning projects in previous years included those that engineered the soybean to make crayons brighter, coats warmer and fireworks more environmentally friendly.Lowe noted that soybean checkoff programs over the last 25 years helped to bring more than 800 new soy-based products to market.last_img read more

first_imgalex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Infographic: Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Urbanization in Iceland from 1901 / Búseta á Íslandi frá 1901 from hjalli on Vimeo.Kim Rees, partner at Periscopic.com:….I would say that infographics are really a subset of data/info visualizations. An infographic is static by definition. They are graphics.A data/info visualization may be static, but most often these are interactive and allow the viewer to explore the data/information in different ways.Infographics and data visualizations may use the same data, multiple datasets, APIs, etc. However, an infographic is always static.Periscopic.com is a Portland based company that develops online visualizations such as the state of the salmon in the Pacific Ocean.What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with these statements? The terms “data visualization” and “infographics,” are often used interchangeably. It’s understandable as the meanings often overlap. Data is often associated with information. The words visualization and graphics have a relationship that are both different and the same.A discussion on Quora is providing some context about the terms and how they interrelate. That’s a discussion just starting, based mostly upon the rising popularity of the practices. The conversation on the Quora thread could use some more perspectives. But we expect that topics such as these will see more attention this year, especially as more of these visuals are created. This medium’s popularity will certainly grow considering its pop art nature and storytelling capability, and the cloud will continue to be an important part of its surge. Quora DiscussionBenjamin Wiederkehr of Datavisualization.ch:While I agree with Paul Marcum that Information Graphics often display non-quantifiable information, I would not make the distinction there. Maps for example are often part of data visualization, too.Here’s how I see the distinction:Information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge often used to support information, strengthen it and present it within a sensitive context.They are specific, context-sensitive and often times hand-crafted.Data visualizations are visual displays of measured quantities by means of the combined use of a coordination system, points, lines, shapes, digits, letters quantified by visual attributes.They are general, context-free and often times created automatically.Both can be static, animated or interactive.So, I think the difference is more about the objective. Information graphics are used to tell a story or answer a question. Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own story or answer.Considering this, what would you call this video featured on datavisualization.ch?Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket.com: Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As the debate shows, there is no clear distinction. Yet we all seem to have some sort of – somewhat personal – feeling for what is an infographic and what is a data visualization.Here’s mine:A data visualization is a graphical representation of quantifiable data, usually by means of well-known chart, graph or map types. Although they can be created by hand, they can always be generated by applying automated methods on top of the data.An infographic is a graphical representation that combines one or more data visualizations with other non-data elements – such as graphics or text – to point out relationships, show a process or tell a story that cannot be automatically discerned from the data alone. An infographic requires the application of a creative process with some understanding of the underlying data and its context.Datamarket.com provides data and statistics about Iceland. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We are relying more on Quora for research and story ideas. So please let us know if you are on Quora and we’ll look out for your topics, comments and questions. You may find me on Quora as well as Klint Finley, who writes here and on our Enterprise and Hack channels.The discourse is demonstrative of how the science of data is mixing with the narrative of storytelling and interactive technologies. It’s also demonstrative of how new these terms are as evident in the Google Trends search results.Data visualization: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Urbanization in Iceland from 1901 / Búseta á Íslandi frá 1901 from hjalli on Vimeo.Kim Rees, partner at Periscopic.com:….I would say that infographics are really a subset of data/info visualizations. An infographic is static by definition. They are graphics.A data/info visualization may be static, but most often these are interactive and allow the viewer to explore the data/information in different ways.Infographics and data visualizations may use the same data, multiple datasets, APIs, etc. However, an infographic is always static.Periscopic.com is a Portland based company that develops online visualizations such as the state of the salmon in the Pacific Ocean.What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with these statements? As the debate shows, there is no clear distinction. Yet we all seem to have some sort of – somewhat personal – feeling for what is an infographic and what is a data visualization.Here’s mine:A data visualization is a graphical representation of quantifiable data, usually by means of well-known chart, graph or map types. Although they can be created by hand, they can always be generated by applying automated methods on top of the data.An infographic is a graphical representation that combines one or more data visualizations with other non-data elements – such as graphics or text – to point out relationships, show a process or tell a story that cannot be automatically discerned from the data alone. An infographic requires the application of a creative process with some understanding of the underlying data and its context.Datamarket.com provides data and statistics about Iceland. We are relying more on Quora for research and story ideas. So please let us know if you are on Quora and we’ll look out for your topics, comments and questions. You may find me on Quora as well as Klint Finley, who writes here and on our Enterprise and Hack channels.The discourse is demonstrative of how the science of data is mixing with the narrative of storytelling and interactive technologies. It’s also demonstrative of how new these terms are as evident in the Google Trends search results.Data visualization: Quora DiscussionBenjamin Wiederkehr of Datavisualization.ch:While I agree with Paul Marcum that Information Graphics often display non-quantifiable information, I would not make the distinction there. Maps for example are often part of data visualization, too.Here’s how I see the distinction:Information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge often used to support information, strengthen it and present it within a sensitive context.They are specific, context-sensitive and often times hand-crafted.Data visualizations are visual displays of measured quantities by means of the combined use of a coordination system, points, lines, shapes, digits, letters quantified by visual attributes.They are general, context-free and often times created automatically.Both can be static, animated or interactive.So, I think the difference is more about the objective. Information graphics are used to tell a story or answer a question. Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own story or answer.Considering this, what would you call this video featured on datavisualization.ch?Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket.com: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,The terms “data visualization” and “infographics,” are often used interchangeably. It’s understandable as the meanings often overlap. Data is often associated with information. The words visualization and graphics have a relationship that are both different and the same.A discussion on Quora is providing some context about the terms and how they interrelate. That’s a discussion just starting, based mostly upon the rising popularity of the practices. The conversation on the Quora thread could use some more perspectives. But we expect that topics such as these will see more attention this year, especially as more of these visuals are created. This medium’s popularity will certainly grow considering its pop art nature and storytelling capability, and the cloud will continue to be an important part of its surge. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Infographic:last_img read more

first_imgIndian boxer Sumit Sangwan knocked out of the London Olympics after he narrowly lost his 81 kg bout to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino by 15-14 in Men’s Light Heavy category.The 19-year-old lost the opening two rounds 4-5 but came back strongly to win the final round 6-5. He, however, finished 1 less than his rival.Sangwan’s loss, however, upset the Indian fans as well as Sports Minister Ajay Maken, who were appalled by the fact that he was declared the loser despite playing better and landing more punches on his opponent.Maken and several boxing experts challenged the referee’s decision. In fact, the minister confirmed that India has lodged a protest to the match result.”Sumit Sangwan Bout; Officially the protest is lodged. Let us hope for justice,” Maken posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.”Asking COM Brig Raja to lodge official protest against Sangwan decision. Sent an official with requisite $500 to formally lodge it,” he had posted earlier.The Indian chef-de-mission lodged an official protest, which as per rule, could be done within 30 minutes of the fight result. According to the minister, India was initially not protesting because the boxer did not have the requisite money, which was later provided by Maken.Sources said that in all likelihood the bout would be played again. Even the commentators were surprised at the result as they openly criticised the judgement.Earlier, Sangwan’s loss came as a disappointment after the highs of Vijender Singh and Jai Bhagwan.Reacting to Sangwan’s loss,  Maken had initially tweeted: “Young SUMIT fought well. Looses by a whisker to seeded Brazilian in 81kg Boxing!”advertisementlast_img read more