Grace Hopper explains a nanosecond with a visual aid

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

A nanosecond is a billionth of a second, but we’re not very good with really big or tiny numbers. So, Grace Hopper, the inventor of “the first compiler for a computer programming language”, explains to some eager, young minds with a piece of wire.

Favorites

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?