Science Archive:

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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When scientific advances were first theorized vs when they became reality. After a close viewing I would say whoever wrote this wasn’t particularly well-read, or even a very good geek – a lot of things on both sides are just plain wrong. Great idea. Crappy execution. Anybody want to try their hand at a version that includes da Vinci, Verne, and Heinlein (just for starters).

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Not the most aesthetically pleasing figure I’ve ever seen – but there’s a ton of information crammed in.

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MEGA MILLIONS!

In: Culture Science

30 Mar 2012

Seemed timely considering tonight’s $640million drawing: how many times numbers have been picked?

A heatmap of variations from the standard deviation:

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A government report analyzed the impact of a ground 10-kiloton explosion in Washington DC. Turns out it wouldn’t be quite as bad as you might think (well, compared to what it would have looked like during the cold war when the scenario was multiple megaton air bursts). The full report contains a number of nice map visualizations of the severe fallout threat. The bad news? I live and work within the “severe damage, lifesaving not likely” region. Oh well…

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