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Passing and Rushing Plays in the NFL   The article The Surprising truth about passing and rushing in the NFL discusses the effectiveness and ultimately the importance of passing and rushing plays to NFL teams. In football, there are three fundamental types of plays – passing, rushing, and play-action, a deception play where the offense fakes a rushing play although the […]

More Roads, More Traffic…?

Does Destroying Highways Solve Urban Traffic Congestion?   Two parallel roads with common endpoints generates less traffic than just one road. It seems simple, but it’s not. It goes far deeper than more roads equal less traffic because it’s imperative to address how humans make their route choices to minimize their travel time while neglecting […]

A Look at the World Trade Network and Hubs

For the last decade or so, we have been blessed with the boom of a robust and healthy economy internationally. International trade has been at an all-time high, as the total value of world trade has quadrupled in the last two decades. While many of the superpowers such as the US have undoubtedly solidified their […]

Library Catalogs ignored due to Google Search

In the past twenty years, the way we think has shifted – the internet provides us bits and pieces of information without the inconvenience of having to search through an entire body of text for one fact, however at a cost: lack of thorough understanding and connections. The increasing strength of search engines, such as […]

Instagram’s New Algorithm

This is How the Instagram Algorithm Works in 2019 With the plethora of information we now have at our fingertips via technology, the web is becoming a vastly growing network. This comes with both benefits and disadvantages–meaning there’s more information that has to be filtered out and connected to you.    For the marketing industry, […]

Quantum Nonlocality and Game Theory This paper in Nature Communications from a few years ago established an interesting connection between Bell’s inequality in quantum mechanics and Bayesian games. Bell’s inequality establishes quantum mechanics as a nonlocal theory, which means that objects in our universe can be affected by events that are not in the immediate vicinity of that […]

Google Trends: an accurate way to gauge interest in political candidates? People use Google Search every day to look for whatever they want to learn more about. Google tracks the aggregate searches of its countless users and compiles them in their Google Trends database based on search volume data. Here, topics are given a score from 0 to 100 based on how often users search […]

“Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle” This article in the New York Times describes how Democrats are not only struggling to match the amount of content being streamed on social media accounts by the Trump administration but is also “hesitant to match the Trump campaign’s intense and often angry partisan approach”. The Trump campaign is investing tons of money into […]

Game Theory Applied to Capital Management The article mentions how a traditional bank’s capital allocation strategy is flawed given that their current strategies do not maximize their return on capital. When allocating capital among different business desks, banks usually allocate a higher amount of capital to desks that generate a higher return on capital (ROC), and less capital to desks […]

The Presence of Hyperlinks on Social Network Sites: A Case Study of Cyworld in Korea In this article, hyperlinks are described as communication tools to navigate through different social network services. With the increased availability of so many media platforms, hyperlinks enable smooth transitions of information among users. This ranges from accessing information from one website to another to advertising on different websites to promote political issues and events. […]

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October 2019