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.
Sure, the planets orbit the sun, but it’s all moving – so it’s really moving more like this:
Not the best infographic, but I love napping. I love it so much.
Here’s a related oldie but goodie:
Thanks to LisaLisa for the link!
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.
We’ve seen these systemically applied. In this case it’s to a multi-family home. Anyone have one for a single home?
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:
A static comparison:
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.
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!
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!
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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