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How search works

Google explained the process of a web search with a scrolling infographic. Might be old news for some, but the layout and flow work nicely,…

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…

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…

Test your geographic knowledge in Google map game

Smarty Pins is a simple, fun map game by Google. You get a trivia clue about some location, and the goal is to drop the…

What pregnant women want

In another take on the game of what Google suggests while searching, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz for The New York Times looked at queries related to pregnant…

Near-real-time global forest watch

Global Forest Watch uses satellite imagery and other technologies to estimate forest usage, change, and tree cover (among other things). These estimates and their eventual…

Music timeline of plays and history

Two Google research groups, Big Picture and Music Intelligence, got together and made a music timeline baby. The Music Timeline shows genres of music waxing…

Digital attack map

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack attempts to disable a site or web service by sending a ton of requests from multiple sources. Essentially,…

Working with Line Maps, the Google Places API, and R

A frequent challenge of visualization is behind the scenes, to get the data and to mold it into the format you need. Do that. Then map.

Etymology and word usage when you ‘define’ with Google

Pro tip: When you Google "define <INSERT WORD HERE>" and open the information card, you can see the etymology of the word in flowchart form…

Introduction to R, a video series by Google

Google released a 21-part short video series that introduces R. Most of the videos are about two minutes, with none of them going over six,…

Google search suggestions by country

Google search suggestions have transformed into a never-ending source of entertainment and a candid peek into what people look for in the world. We've seen…

A quarter century of satellite imagery

In collaboration between USGS, NASA and TIME, Google released a quarter century of satellite imagery to see how the world has changed over time. The…

Insecurities of age through the eyes of Google Suggest

In this straightforward video, Marius Budin offers a look at our insecurities as get older through the eyes of Google Suggest. If anything, it's clear…

Beautiful interactive tour of the galaxy

In a beautiful rendition of the galaxy, Google visualized 100,000 stars, starting at the sun and out to a view of the Milky Way. Start…

Global cloud coverage

In the latest Chrome experiment, Google mapped cloud coverage around the world in Cloud Globe. The interactive animation shows coverage from July 1, 2010 to…

State stereotypes suggested by Google

Renee DiResta got to wondering about state stereotypes, so she looked them up on Google and mapped them. In the months before a US Presidential…

Ascii Street View

Peter Nitsch created Ascii Street View, converting Google Street View to colored letters. Search for a location and experience the retro goodness. [via Waxy]…

Endangered languages project

Google, in collaboration with Vizzuality, are trying to catalog endangered languages before they are gone forever in the Endangered Languages Project. Humanity today is facing…

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Researchers Pengyu Zhua and Yaoqi Zhang noted in their 2008 paper that "the demand for urban forests is elastic with respect to price and highly…

Geography of incarceration

New York University graduate student Josh Begley grabbed 4,916 satellite images of prisons via the Google Maps API and put them all in one place.…

The Facebook Offering: How It Compares

The New York Times does it again with this succinct look at tech IPOs. It begins with looking at everything through the lens of when…