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Chemists Outrun Laws in War on Synthetic Drugs

To combat new drugs, such as “Bath Salts”, specific new laws are being passed that contain catalogs of molecular compounds that are now banned in the US. As soon as a new law is passed, chemist are able to change the compounds to be a different on a molecular level, but still have the same psychopharmaceutical role. The assumption is that this new compound will eventually get added to the banned list, however the scope of these derivative compounds are huge, from the hundreds to the thousands depending on the compound.

Who dominates the coming presidential election?

As the President Obama won the 2008's election by tapping into social media and analyzing social data, experts emphasize analytics of big data in the coming presidential election. During the 08's election, the Obama team dived into various online social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, and collected user data to develop online campaign strategy. The result proved the effectiveness of the data efforts.

3D Facebook newsfeed with LG app

1.)News Summary
LG launched new information organizing app. The 3D newsfeed enable users to see their Facebook newsfeed in 3D view. The app works with various elements of the newsfeed, including how posts are displayed, navigation, depth, movement, colors, 'likes' and content representation.

Organizing our autobiographies : The Facebook Timeline

Facebook’s “Timeline” feature which was introduced in December 2011 has now been made mandatory. This feature allows the users to highlight photos, events and posts from the past on their profiles and create a story that represents their life in the way they want to share it with the world.

The Spaces In-Between: Lessons from Relocating the Barnes Foundation Collection

What is left to arrange if you are a museum and the precise layout--wall-by-wall and room-by-room--of your latest collection have been mandated by legal ruling?  This is the challenge encounteterd in rehousing the artwork comprising the Barnes Foundation Collections in downtown Philadelphia. The organization of the artwork is constrained to replicate the arragement created by the original owner and currator of the collection, Albert Barnes. 

Big Data on Campus - data driven academic advising

Your academic life is not random or your choice anymore. The data on your file will tell what is the best for you. The information on your background and your past performances estimate the probability that you will pass a certain class. These data-driven approach in the academic advising can be a great tool to use if the student uses it correctly. 

Hopper: The Startup in Pursuit of Organizing Travel Data for Consumer Discovery

Between investigating the best restaurants, safe travel routes and must-see destinations, planning a trip can be downright time-consuming, and above all else, frustrating for the user. Even worse? Often times, users must hop from site to site in search of the travel information they need. Hopper—the startup trying to impose structure on the scattered landscape of consumer-travel data—aims to streamline the travel discovery process in one place. (In INFO 202 speak, essentially a library comprised of travel-related content from around the web.)

Art Curators Redefine Curating

"As art galleries increasingly turn into spaces that engage the public, what is the role of the curator?"

A novel organizing system for travel buffs

It’s March 1st and you’re looking at your calendar. You start to panic, not because midterms are looming, but because you have not made any plans for spring break. The possibilities are endless, and with the Internet at your fingertips you start thinking of ideas: San Diego, Cancun, Vancouver, Sydney? You quickly realize, however, that planning travel online is extremely challenging. There are literally thousands of sites with hotel information, trip ideas, and deals.

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