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Powers of Ten, Derek Jeter style

You've likely seen the classic Powers of Ten video from 1977. It starts on an individual and continues to zoom out farther to a view…

Pantone beer cans

Graphic designer Txaber created beer can labeling to match the typical color of each beverage to its Pantone color. I probably wouldn't buy beer with…

Probabilities of failing birth control methods

In high school health class, where I learned about contraceptives and the dangers of pre-marital sex, my teacher spouted rates to scare. He would say…

Extinctions and animal species at risk

Data journalist Anna Flagg for ProPublica reported on animal species at higher risk of extinction. Animal species are going extinct anywhere from 100 to 1,000…

Generative book covers

The New York Public Library is developing an eBook-borrowing system, which includes an app that helps you keep track of books, process, and such. One…

Beat Blox

Beat Blox is a student project by Per Holmquist from Beckmans College of Design. Blocks are placed on a turntable, and beats sound accordingly. Super…

Dinosaurs versus airplane

Scientists found the fossils of a giant dinosaur that they estimate was 26 meters long and 60 tons heavy. How much is that really? BBC…

Old maps overlaid on Google Maps

The British Library georeferencing project places old maps, as far back as the 16th century, on top of Google Maps for browsing and as a…

Style over function for redesigned choking posters

In many parts of the country, the departments of health require that eating establishments put up posters that instruct you what to do in case…

Cosmic map shows Milky Way at the edge of a supercluster

Nature highlights the research of R. Brent Tully et al, which defines a supercluster called Laniakea. A supercluster is like a network of galaxies, and…

Race distributions of police departments versus residents

When you compare distributions of race for police departments and for the residents of the area they serve, you find disparity in many metropolitan areas.…

When people work, by job category

In another use of data from the American Time Use Survey, Planet Money looks specifically at the hours people work, separated by twenty job categories.…

Segregated schools, still

The map above by MetroTrends shows the percent of white kids who attended majority-white schools during the 2011-12 school year. Schools are still segregated in…

Louisiana is drowning

Louisiana is quickly losing much of its coast to the Gulf of Mexico. ProPublica and The Lens just launched an interactive project that shows you…

Interactive tool shows impact of terrorism

The Global Terrorism Database, maintained by the University of Maryland, is an open source database that catalogs terrorism events since 1970 through 2013. Data visualization…

Graph-based video game

Last year, Metrico, an infographic-based puzzle game for the PlayStation Vita, was announced for future release. It's out now. I must've been in a pissy…

Face tracking coupled with projection mapping

Projection mapping — the use of projected images onto physical objects to turn them into something else — continues to grow more impressive. Nobumichi Asai…

Finding small villages in big cities

Daily life in cities tends to differ from daily life in small towns, especially by who we interact with. The MIT Senseable City Lab and…

Introvert’s heart mapped

Cartoonist Gemma Correll mapped the introvert's heart, from recluse corner to the town of online ordering. Seems about right. It's also available in print, so…

Mapping plastic in the ocean

In research efforts to understand marine debris, Andres Cozar CabaƱas et al recently published findings on plastic debris in the open ocean. National Geographic and…

When the world sleeps

An additional hour of sleep can make a huge difference in how you feel the next day (especially when you have kids). It's the ability…

Everywhere Jonny Cash went, man

Johnny Cash says he went to a lot of places in his song, "I've Been Everywhere." Iain Mullan had some fun with the location list…
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