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Battle of Britain : Dollar ReDe$ign 2010 Competition Winners

1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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Posted: November 24th, 2010
at 7:56am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design,competitions,trade

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The Greenest Mosque: Putting Faith in its Place

That nature and religion make good green fellows has recently been the source of much media emphasis. Since appealing to the public's rational mind (the planet is burning up, shouldn't we adjust our behavior accordingly?) has been wildly ineffective, then perhaps a more God-fearing approach is more appropriate (use less water because the Bible/Torah/Quran told you so). ASuch an emphasis has produced creative results, including the Green Mosque, which was awarded Best Freestanding Religious Structure in the Faith in Place competition. By combining passive design and sourcing local materials, while also prioritizing community-building, Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem, and Uri Tzarnotzky have designed a mosque so green, it must have been ordained from above.

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Posted: November 13th, 2010
at 2:49pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,architecture,competitions,development

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Kristan Horton Wins Grange Prize

Orbit (doorknob), 2009. Digital colour photograph, Ed. 5. 134.5 x 101.5cm/ 53 x 40in. © Kristan Horton

The pile is my system. Sort and pile. Sort and pile. Until the piles have disappeared. A- Kristan Horton

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Posted: November 6th, 2010
at 5:55pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Can You Out-Predict Elo?

The Elo rating system has done good service for half a century. But can we devise a more accurate method for measuring chess strength and predicting results. Kaggle, an organisation that provides a platform for data-prediction competitions, is giving statisticians 65,000 games which they must use to predict the results 7,800 other games. There are prizes for the best new systems.

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Posted: August 29th, 2010
at 8:01am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: games,competitions

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Torkel Dohmers Commuter Bicycle

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Posted: August 15th, 2010
at 8:41am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design,competitions,bikes

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Tourism Forecasting Competition

Tourism is one of the most rapidly growing global industries and tourism forecasting is becoming an increasingly important activity in planning and managing the industry. The time series in this competition have already been studied in detail in a paper by Athanasopoulos, Hyndman, Song and Wu (2010) (to be published in the International Journal of Forecasting). For part one of this contest, entrants must submit forecasts of the next four yearly observations. Forecasts will be tested against the actual future observations for each series.

The overall winner will collect $AUD500 and will be invited to contribute a discussion paper to the International Journal of Forecasting describing their methodology.

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 11:03pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: competitions,travel,internets,education

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WIE Prize for Female Entrepreneurs

It’s something of a truism that there are too few females in the web startup space, and indeed, in early-stage ventures in general. But if this is commonly accepted as fact, it’s only recently that there has been a big push to go out and recruit great women to the field. Today, new San Francisco-based startup incubator i/o venturesAannounced the first ever WIE Prize for female entrepreneurs.

The prize isAoffered in partnership with the WIE Network and will be awarded at the WIE Symposium in September. Basically, it will be be investment based on theAi/o model: 8% of the company for $25,000, a 4-month incubation period and access to world class mentors and supporters who can help with product, model, and later-stage investment, not to mention a stint at the i/o ventures space in the best neighborhood in San Francisco, theAMission.

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 10:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: competitions,entrepreneurship

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A New Million Dollar Prize?

Grigori Perelman, the solver of the three-dimension Poincare Conjecture, hasAdeclinedAto accept the first awarded Clay Prize. I may not understand him, but I think he is one of the most colorful mathematicians ever. Perhaps the award should have been offered to both him and Richard Hamiltonarecall Hamilton created the Ricci-flow approach used by Perelman. Perhaps together they would have accepted. Oh well.

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 5:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: science,competitions

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Call for Submissions : 3rd Coast Atlas

An interesting initiative for theAGreat Lakes megaregion:

"3rd Coast Atlas is a platform for research and design initiatives that explore the urbanization, landscape, infrastructure and ecology of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes Megaregion.A3CA was initiated in 2009 byAClare Lyster, University of Illinois, Chicago;Charles Waldheim, Harvard University, andAMason White, University of Toronto.AThe research and collection of submissions will lead to a publication manuscript."

The deadline for submissions is August 20, 2010.

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 3:45pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: competitions,maps

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