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Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as countries fight to contain the pandemic Unless otherwise stated below, the data used for cases and deaths in these charts comes from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and reflects the date that cases or deaths were recorded, rather than when they occurred. Data for the US, its individual states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands is calculated from county-level data compiled by the Johns Hopkins CSSE. Data for the Cook Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Palau, Pitcairn, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Wallis and Futuna comes from the the World Health Organization. Data for Sweden after April 5 2020, is calculated from the daily difference of cumulative figures published Tuesday through Fridays by the Swedish Public Health Agency.

The Lives of 10 Famous Painters, Visualized as Minimalist Infographic Biographies By Maria Popova For their latest masterpiece, my friend Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat — who have previously given us such gems as a timeline of the future based on famous fiction, a visualization of global brain drain, and visual histories of the Nobel Prize and the 100 geniuses of language — have teamed up with illustrator Michela Buttignol to visualize the lives of ten famous painters, using the visual metaphors of painting and the specific stylistic preferences — shapes, colors, proportions — of each artist. Each visual biography depicts key biographical moments — births, deaths, love affairs, marriages, birth of children, travel — as well as notable and curious features like handedness (mostly righties, with the exception of Klee), astrological sign, and connections. For a closer look, click each image to view the full-size version: The visualizations are available as art prints on Society6.

Public attitudes towards synthetic biology – Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform A national survey has been conducted by CSIRO’s Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform as an important first step in measuring public attitudes towards synthetic biology. The survey draws on the views of more than 8,000 Australians, and researchers are examining the data to determine current attitudes to these emerging technologies. Why is it important? Synthetic biology applications are being researched for potential uses across many areas within manufacturing, human health, agriculture and environmental conservation to solve national challenges. For instance, some synthetic biology applications can be used to manage invasive pest species to improve agricultural productivity and protect biodiversity, and others can be used to protect human health such as reducing mosquito-borne diseases by changing disease-susceptibility in mosquitoes. But, in Australia, there has been little understanding of the public’s awareness and attitudes towards these emerging technologies.

2017 - 02 - France by Proba-V Description Launched on 7 May 2013, Proba-V is a miniaturised ESA satellite tasked with a full-scale mission: to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days.This cloud-free image of France, acquired by Proba-V on 10 July 2015, has a 300 m per pixel resolution and is composed of cloud, shadow, and snow/ice screened observations over a period of 1 day.France is one of ESA’s 22 member states and hosts ESA Headquarters in Paris.This picture is part of a set of images which were specifically processed and released on occasion of the launch ESA’s Open Access policy for images, video and data. Proba-V imagery at 1km resolution is owned by ESA, Proba-V imagery at 300m resolution is owned by Belspo, the Belgian Science Policy Office. VITO Remote Sensing, processes and distribute Proba-V data to users worldwide on behalf of ESA and Belspo.Credit: ESA/Belspo – produced by VITO, Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Different types of goods – Inferior, Normal, Luxury A list of different types of economic goods. Income elasticity of demand and types of goods Income elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of demand to a change in income. How six companies are using technology and data to transform themselves Video McKinsey senior partner Kate Smaje joins CEOs to discuss the acceleration of digitization. Special Report

Data visualisation: how Alberto Cairo creates a functional art It's not enough for visualisations to string the correct numbers together, they should - in the words of William Morris - be beautiful and useful. And one of the leading experts in making data beautiful is Alberto Cairo - who teaches information graphics and visualisation at the University of Miami's School of Communication. His latest book, The Functional Art, is a comprehensive guide not only to how to do it; but how to get it right, too. Guide for authors - Ecological Informatics - ISSN 1574-9541 Download Guide for Authors in PDF The journal Ecological Informatics is devoted to the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of computational ecology, data science and biogeography. The scope of the journal takes into account the data-intensive nature of ecology, the growing capacity of information technology to access, harness and leverage complex data as well as the critical need for informing sustainable management in view of global environmental and climate change.

Education and Research - Satellite Imagery Solutions Am I eligible for a Basic Account in the Education and Research Program? At present, Planet is accepting applications from students, researchers, technical staff and faculty at accredited universities. Nonprofit and government employees are not eligible. The Mismeasure of Inequality In october 2011, the Congressional Budget Office published a report, “Trends in the Distribution of Household Income between 1979 and 2007,” showing that, during the period studied, aggregate income (as defined by the cbo) in the highest income quintiles grew more rapidly than income in the lower quintiles. This was particularly true for the top one percent of earners. This cbo study has been cited by the media and politicians as confirmation that income inequality has increased “substantially” during the period studied, and has been used to support President Obama’s claim that income inequality is a serious and growing problem in the United States that must be addressed by raising taxes on the highest income earners. We will show that much of what has been reported about income inequality is misleading, factually incorrect, or of little or no consequence to our economic well-being.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) : News, Analysis and Resources The impact of COVID-19, including the closure of certain borders and the disruption of international travel and transport, has shown the risks of economic concentration in certain sectors and demonstrated the renewed importance of strengthening domestic value chains, ensuring food security and improving infrastructure. Investment guides produced by UNCTAD and the International Chamber of Commerce are designed to help governments build their capacity to attract foreign and local investment. They provide investors with essential information on policies, procedures and opportunities that are otherwise scattered across many different websites or outright not available. Being online and easily updatable, staff in investment promotion agencies are able to adapt the guides, while working from home, to refocus promotion efforts to key sectors such as agriculture, agro-processing, manufacturing and infrastructure as they seek to make their economies more resilient and stimulate job creation.

This site publishes high-touch, time-intensive data visualizations (and has a business that sustains it) Over 7,000 artists played in the New York City area in 2013. Only 21 of those later made it, really made it, headlining at a venue with an over 3,000-person capacity — among them, bigger names like Chance the Rapper, X Ambassadors, Sam Smith, and Sylvan Esso. I learned this sort of random but fascinating tidbit from a data visualization titled “The Unlikely Odds of Making it Big,” from the site The Pudding. The Pudding is the home to high-touch, painstakingly crafted data visualizations — what the site calls “visual essays” — that are distinct in their obsessive complexity over points of cultural curiosity. Most pieces stand wholly apart from the U.S. news cycle; no anxiety-inducing interactives around budget, taxes, health care. Want to see everywhere jazz legend Miles Davis is mentioned across Wikipedia, and how he’s connected to other people, recordings, and places?

SECURE Rule Regulatory Changes REGULATORY STATUS REVIEW PROCESS Will be implemented for certain crops on April 5, 2021 and fully implemented on October 1, 2021 Under the previous regulations, APHIS assessed the plant pest risk of each plant transformation event (also sometimes referred to as the individual transformed line, transgenic line, or genetically-engineered (GE) line) separately, even though the inserted genetic material may have been identical or very similar to transformation events already assessed. This has sometimes been referred to as an “event-by-event” approach. Under the revised regulations, developers have the option of requesting a permit or a regulatory status review of a plant developed using genetic engineering that has not been previously evaluated and determined to be nonregulated.

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