Weekly Article Roundup- May 16-19

* A Complete Tutorial to Work on Big Data with AWS This is a pretty basic tutorial but extremely well written and goes through the process step by step.   * Gentle Strength for Robots The Asimov fan girl in me is all over this. A soft actuator is being developed so that robots will know how […]

Weekly Article Roundup- May 9-13

* Is it illegal for Facebook to memorize your facial features?  The title of this article sounds much more alarming than it actually is… Facebook is scanning the facial features on photos uploaded it its platform. Still, even though it is not doing a live scan of your face, that data has to be stored somewhere, […]

Telling Stories with Data

I had a post last week in my Weekly Article Roundup that read “There is no evidence that anyone has been converted through a pie chart.” I think that phrase really struck a chord with me because I have been doing independent study to get into data science, and as much as I love math […]

65daysofstatic and No Man’s Sky

In one of those “I liked them before they were cool” not-so-humble brag moments, I’ve been listening to 65daysofstatic since 2004 when they came out with The Fall of Math. I worked at a record store at the time and was finding new music left and right, and this is one of the bands that […]

Weekly Article Roundup- May 2-6th

  * Relax, You Probably Call Your Mom Enough With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, many people wonder if they’re calling their mothers enough. Statistically, most kids feel that one to two times a week is adequate and most mothers feel comfortable with this frequency.   * Supervised autonomous in vivo robotic surgery on soft tissues […]

Weekly Article Roundup- April 25-29

* Who will live and who will die on “Game of Thrones”, according to statistics A project called A Song of Ice and Data (naturally) was put together using the data from the show’s wiki site. Combining this data along with the characteristics of the characters determined who was most likely to kick it. * Robots may […]

Weekly Article Roundup- April 18-22nd

Yes, yes, I know all this blog has been is article roundups the past couple of weeks. I swear I’m working on some behind-the-scenes posts that will offer a little more content. In the meantime…. Weekly Article Roundup! * Titanic Sinking in Real Time I don’t know about everyone else, but my favorite library books as […]

Weekly Article Roundup- April 11-15

* The 101 Guide to Telling Compelling Data Stories We are all bombarded with data and media almost every minute of the day in one form or another. Because of this, it makes it difficult to articulate data to a desired audience. This article examines ways to present results that will be received and evaluated. * Can […]

Weekly Article Roundup- April 4-8

Hello from sunny Arizona! I’m in my home state this week visiting family so I have a shorter post than usual. On the upside, I was able to stock up on Macayo’s enchilada and taco sauce that may only be procured here. Needless to say, I received some odd looks at the checkout. Delicious sauces aside… on to the […]

Weekly Article Roundup- March 28- April 1

** The Physician and the Fitbit- Why Doctors and Administrators Don’t Love Wearables Fitbits (and the like) may make us feel good about taking 3 million steps in a day, but doctors aren’t so keen on taking that generated information at face value. Unfortunately, some of the data generated by these devices are either not useful and/or […]