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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…

Talking Ferguson on Twitter and localness

For trending topics, Twitter likes to show an animated map of how a lot of people talked about something at once. They pushed one out…

Map of military surplus distribution

With the situation in Ferguson, the New York Times mapped the distribution of military surplus through Defense Department program. Equipment, especially assault rifles, have gone…

FuelBand Fibers visualizes daily activities beautifully

Leading up to a Nike women's 10k run, design studio Variable made FuelBand Fibers, an artistic interpretation of a week of activity from seven individuals.…

State of birth, by state and over time

We've seen migration within the United States before, but Gregor Aisch, Robert Gebeloff, and Kevin Quealy for the Upshot take a more time-centric look at…

Interactive documentary takes you through space and orbits

Impressive work in A Spacecraft for All: This Chrome Experiment follows the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3, a spacecraft launched in 1978 to study the…

Where the poor live, a decade comparison

To better understand race and poverty, MetroTrends maps where people live whose income is below the poverty line. The history, geography, and politics of individual…

Mapping the spread of drought, nationally

Although California has perhaps had it the worst, drought also affects other states, mainly the southwestern ones. Mike Bostock and Kevin Quealy for the New…

California drought in small multiples

To show the increased levels of drought throughout the state of California, Kyle Kim and Thomas Suh Lauder for the LA Times showed weekly change…

Wi-Fi strength revealed in physical space

Digital Ethereal is a project that explores wireless, making what's typically invisible visible and tangible. In the piece above, a handheld sensor is used to…

Google Doodle Venn diagram

In celebration of John Venn's 180th birthday, today's Google Doodle produces a Venn diagram with the two O's in Google's name. Click the play button…

Cultural history via where notable people died

A group of researchers used where "notable individuals" were born and place of death, based on data from Freebase, as a lens into culture history.…

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…