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  • February 28, 2013
    Shoulders of Giants
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -- Carl Sagan CBI just released major design and functionality updates to our web-based mapping and collaboration platform, Data Basin. It got me thinking about the truly collaborative nature of nearly every endeavour in science and technology. Developing a system like Data Basin requires the collaboration ...
  • November 29, 2012
    3-D Trees
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    One thing I love about data visualization is that the same data can be drawn in many ways in order to show different characteristics about the real-world objects they represent. In college, and after graduation, I worked in a research lab (called the Scientific Database, or SciDB Lab) which developed software to visualize environmental data. One of the datasets frequently ...
  • October 17, 2012
    Better Together
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    In recent years, computers have permeated nearly every field of study, including environmental sciences. We’ve seen rapid advances in technologies such as databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and automated data collection. Scientists are able to collect so much data now, that the question is quickly becoming: how do we use and make sense of all this data? This has pushed ...
  • May 24, 2012
    Sustainability in Prisons
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    This last weekend I headed up to Olympia to visit my alma mater, The Evergreen State College, for its 40th anniversary celebration. While there, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation and seminar about the Sustainability in Prisons Project. The project, a collaboration between The Evergreen State College and the Washington State Department of Corrections, brings conservation science and ...
 
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