Tracking the Flu, $1 at a Time

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Yesterday the New York Times featured a nice article on Northwestern researcher Dirk Brockmann's efforts to model the spread of H1N1 flu.

What makes Brockmann's model especially clever is that he uses population migration data gleaned from a website designed to track dollar bills as they are handed off from one person to another.

Here's Brockmann explaining his work:

[vimeo 4401730 nolink]

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