October 13, 2010
The New York Times has just announced its new Congress API, which provides capability for developers to access to four sets of data about US Congressional representatives and their votes: "a list of members for a given Congress and chamber, details of a specific roll-call vote, biographical and role information about a specific member of Congress, and a member’s most recent positions on roll-call votes" (see Congress API profile for details).
As companies, organizations and professionals become more and more interconnected via social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, a new trend is beginning to emerge—social network data visualization. So let’s make a data visualization of our own.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The site provides detailed information on all U.S. clinical trials currently underway. With the ClinicalTrials.gov API, the question “What recent clincial trials have examined garlic” can be answered. That’s right, garlic is a therapeutic agent under active research. This data repository contains data on trials of both pharmacueticals and dietary supplements.