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Neurons conversing

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ynH3BeKIo&rel=0&showinfo=0&w=620] Adam Cohen and his group are using genetically-modified neurons that light up when the cells activate to see the communication between neurons in high…

Map of book subjects on Internet Archive

The Internet Archive makes millions of digitized books available in the form of scanned pages, and these books are categorized into thousands of subjects. Focusing…

Beer family tree

With Anheuser-Busch InBev rumored to have an interest in acquiring SABMiller and SABMiller trying to acquire Heineken, David Yanofsky for Quartz had a look at…

Network visualization game to understand how a disease spreads

Vax, a game by Ellsworth Campbell and Isaac Bromley, explores how a disease spreads through a network, starting with just one infected person. It's a…

Clubs that connect World Cup national teams

Gregor Aisch for the New York Times explored how the soccer clubs that play all year connect the national teams in this year's World Cup.…

Careers after the college degree

Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, was curious about careers after college degrees, so he used a quick Sankey diagram to…

Lawmaking through the House and Senate visualized

Researchers at the University of Washington's Center for American Politics and Public Policy built the Legislative Explorer to show the lawmaking process in action. The…

NBA passing dynamics

With player tracking installed in all of the NBA arenas, the sports analytics folks can essentially replay entire games through data and dissect the many…

Find new beers to drink

Based on reviews from BeerAdvocate, Beer Viz, a visualization class project, asks you to choose a general style of beer and a beer that you…

Donald Duck family tree

The Donald Duck family tree is huge. Who knew? Above is only a sample. See the full version here.…

Lexical distance between European languages

Using data from linguistics research by Kostiantyn Tyshchenko, Teresa Elms clustered European languages in this network graph. If you look closely, you might wonder why…

Timeline shows a century of rock history

Jessica Edmondson visualized the history of rock music, from foundations in the pre-1900s to a boom in the 1960s and finally to what we have…

Network of subreddits

There are over 5,000 subreddits with plenty of overlap and similarities. Randy Olson graphed them based on link activity and users and put them in…

Growth in civic tech

Fathom Information Design, in collaboration with the Knight Foundation and Quid, visualized the growth of civic tech based on an analysis of terms used to…

Online habitats

Ekisto, by visual artist Alex Dragulescu, is an experiment in visualizing online communities that provides an interesting city effect. So far there are views for…

Evolution of western dance music

A quick animated look on the evolution of western dance music, a mixture and blend of various styles and cultures over time. To make it…

10 seconds of extreme trading

The video below shows ten seconds of trading on Blackberry on October 2, when they reported a bigger loss than they thought. It might also…

British relationships throughout history

In Kindred Britain, Nicholas Jenkins, Elijah Meeks and Scott Murray provide a visual exploration of how thousands of well-known British people are connected through blood…

Network of shared flavors

Jan Willem Tulp, for this month's Scientific American food issue, recreated the flavor network described by Yong-Yeol Ahn, et al. Julia Child famously said that…

Global migration and debt

Global Economic Dynamics, by the Bertelsmann Foundation in collaboration with 9elements, Raureif, and Boris Müller, provides an explorer that shows country relationships through migration and…

A people-centric view of your Gmail inbox

Immersion by the MIT Media Lab is a view into your inbox that shows who you interact with via email over the years. Immersion…

Sniffing out Paul Revere with basic social network analysis

It's just metadata. What can you do with that? Kieran Healy, a sociology professor at Duke University, shows what you can do, with just some…