Science Archive:

The angle threw me for a minute, and I wonder if the ending arc widths are proportionally representative or not – but overall, I like it!

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We covered a lot of this data back in June, but this is a nice presentation. The addition of the global data is useful, though trying to make comparisons by switching between the two isn’t easy – a static version would probably have worked better – so here are two screenshots to help you out.

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Human Genome Browser

In: Science

6 Sep 2012

Looks awesome. I wish I knew what it all meant.

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Thanks to PY for the link!

Orbital Motion

In: Science

16 Aug 2012

Sure, the planets orbit the sun, but it’s all moving – so it’s really moving more like this:

(reddit discussion)

Not the best infographic, but I love napping. I love it so much.

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Here’s a related oldie but goodie:

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Thanks to LisaLisa for the link!

Mining and Metals

In: Science

10 Aug 2012

I don’t usually post these kinds of niche infographics, but the ones by Visual Capitalist are are pretty well done – both in terms of content and design. If you want a backgrounder on anything that comes out of the ground (copper, gold, lithium, gas, oil, diamonds, etc), check them out.

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Energy Sankey

In: Housing Science

7 Aug 2012

We’ve seen these systemically applied. In this case it’s to a multi-family home. Anyone have one for a single home?

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The creator also has a blog post and demo of how he creates these diagrams: http://visualizegreen.posterous.com/pages/create-energy-diagram

The New England Journal of medicine looked through 200 years of back issues to see if we’re making any progress in health. Overall mortality is down, but heart disease and cancer are the two causes we haven’t managed to stamp down much yet.

There’s a nice interactive chart of the top10 causes over time:

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A static comparison:

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We’ve all got it coming. What’s interesting is that your life expectancy changes as you get older.

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It’s nice to see a sankey diagram be used for something besides energy. As some have noted, however, this should have been complemented with population adjusted stats.

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This visualization shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of the Earth’s water compared to the size of the Earth. Yikes! That’s a lot of dirt and rock!

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Thanks to D. Cramer for emailing me the link!

Cary and Michael Huang have updated their zoomable scale of everything (first seen in 2010). The graphics are nicer and smoother, they’ve replaced the annotations with a scale in the corner, and everything can be clicked on for popup detail. Thankfully, they also now let you turn off the dreadful music.  Thanks to Shrub for sending me the link!

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