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Afghanistan war logs revealed and mapped

This past Sunday, well-known whistle-blower site Wikileaks released over 91,000 secret US military reports, covering the war in Afghanistan. Each report contains the time, geographic…

Where all the BP oil could end up

Now that the oil flow has finally stopped, for now, the attention has shifted to the effects all that oil will have on wildlife and…

Military budget contextualized with CGI tanks

It's no secret. The US military gets a lot of funding for manpower, weapons, equipment, security, so and so forth. Do you know how much…

Sorting algorithms visualized

This will be lost on many of you, but to the programmers this will make perfect sense. Basically, when programming, there are a lot of…

Exploration of our aging world

From Ben Fry's newly established Fathom Information Design, is a visualization for GE on our aging world: According to the United Nations, the elderly population…

Field guide to typographic moustaches

Sure, why not, let's make it a hairy Friday. From Tor Weeks: a series of moustaches styled by their typographic counterpart, aka typestaches. The big…

History of The Beatles as told by their hair

The Beatles were famously known for their mop-top haircuts in the early 1960s, but their styles evolved over time. DeviantArt user mozzarellapoppy has a look…

Global forest heights mapped in detail by NASA

NASA has mapped the world's forest heights, based on satellite data, for a first-of-its-kind global view. While there are plenty of maps that show forest…

Investigation of top secret America

In response to the the 9/11 attacks, the United States government created a highly secretive set of organizations with zero transparency and very little oversight.…

Citizen’s guide to fancy pants coffee drinks

In the same spirit of the original coffee drink infographic from a few years ago, Plaid Creative describes the perfect pour, or as I like…

Maps that changed the world

Peter Barber, head of Map Collections at the British Library reports for the The Daily Mail ten of the greatest maps that changed the world.…

Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing

Just when you thought the path to lifelong happiness was uber simple and you had it all figured out, someone slaps you in the face…

Gapminder makes its way to the desktop

You've seen the presentation. You've seen the motion graph tool. But up until now, the data exploration tool, Trendalyzer, has always been in the browser.…

How data travels from phone to computer

Time Warner Cable explains how a picture travels from Jeff's phone to Vijay's laptop. Obviously it is a bit simplified. I spent a full semester…

Flowchart to lifelong happiness

The secret to lifelong happiness. If only it were so easy. [Typcut via swissmiss]…

Flowchart shows the startup business cycle

Technology and investment group HackFwd describes what it's like to work with them in a flowchart. In a nutshell: start with inspiration, work hard, impress…

Augmented reality taken to the extreme

Augmented reality, a computer trick to place the virtual within the real world, has barely cracked its way into most of our lives, but it's…

How Britain has changed since 1997

Prospect Magazine takes a look at how Britain has changed by the numbers from 1997 to present: Richer, fatter, living longer, more indebted, drunker, better…

JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit 2.0 released

Visualization in JavaScript is all the rage these days. Just a couple of years ago, this would've seemed ridiculous because the engines were too slow,…

Top World Cup players on Facebook

I always know when something exciting happens in the World Cup when my Facebook stream is flooded with announcements of a goooooooaaaal. On any given…

Geography of Lost island

GIS guy Jonah Adkins maps the geography of Lost (the tv series). It looks like I missed out on quite a bit. Unfortunately, I only…

Challenge: What is a FIFA player’s worth?

I really want to like this graphic on the "worth" of FIFA players. The colors pop and the topic is potentially interesting. There are some…