Last year, BuzzFeed News went looking for surveillance flight paths from the FBI and Homeland Security. Peter Aldhous describes how they did it. They used machine learning — a random forest algorithm to be more specific — to find the spy planes, which as you might expect tended to circle around more than normal flights.
Machine learning to find spy planes
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The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.
It’s hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.
Where to Find Jeopardy! Daily Doubles
Placement of Daily Double clues, from season 1 to 31. Watch them play out.