Lance Armstrong is ending his fight against doping charges. “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough,” he said in a statement released tonight. He may be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as a result.
We’ve been following this story closely since our October 2010 issue:
Even whistleblowers nowadays are as likely to leak sensitive information to the Internet as they are to call up a reporter. Once their testimony becomes data, Narrative Science can work its magic. “If the data is there, and a human can write that story using the data, then we can write that story.”
NYU Journalism professor Clay Shirky predicted the rise of robot-journalism in 2009, and wrote that its success will depend on whether audiences can trust a robot to be as authoritative a source as, say, Walter Cronkite.
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Each of these buildings is held together with thousands of tiny wooden pegs. What if the principles of an Ikea store were actually used to build a real-life development?
In London, the recently announced Strand East project, a 2,000,000-square-foot development to be built by LandProp (the development arm of the Inter Ikea Group, which owns Ikea’s intellectual property) gives us a hint.
How do you create change? Matt Damon says a big part of it is about taking ownership, individually and collectively. A lot of this advice could be applied to today’s political climate as well. Take 30 seconds and see for yourself.
Nanosolar uses a proprietary nanoparticle ink that can be simply printed onto aluminum sheets to make solar cells. This process has the potential to be much faster and cheaper than making traditional solar panels, and that’s what makes it so exciting.
To create Trail View, granola bar makers Nature Valley and McCann Erickson sent a rag tag team of creatives and developers on a 45-day hike to get couch potatoes interested in the real thing and raise awareness of the national parks’ plight.
“This initiative lets [Nature Valley] stand for something,” says Leslie Sims, executive creative director at McCann. “They aren’t just pushing granola bars on hikers.”