Google and Bing maps of some countries show users different borders based on where the users live. It’s how governments claim sovereignty over disputed borders. Researchers led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson have developed a computerized system to reveal the manipulations: It crawls online maps continuously, tracking and recording every border shift over time.
Northeastern University celebrated the work of the newly created Digital Public Library of America with a daylong series of workshops focused on the future of the online repository.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been slacking off in my blogging duties recently (not withstanding yesterday and the amazing guest posts you saw over the last couple weeks). While […]
Here’s another Twitter-analysis post for all you network science junkies out there. And although I’m a bit late to the table (New Scientist reported on this a week ago) I couldn’t […]
The library has an awesome new exhibit up called “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science.” They’ve got dozens of maps describing a variety of scientific concepts and trends, like one spider […]