Archive for April, 2011

April 18th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, STEM

Some Like it Hot

As many of you may know we have this great big burning ball of gas that we call the sun. However, how much do you really know about? Hopefully today’s infographic will clear up some of your questions. In an ever increasing effort to find a renewable source the sun is becoming more and more [&helli[...]

April 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities

A History of the World in 100 Seconds

This is a wonderful video infographic that represents written history from 499BC to the present. Wikipedia includes 14,238 articles with historic events and map coordinates. As part of Mat Patterson’s History Hackaday, Gareth Lloyd and Tom Martin constructed this dramatic show. From GarethR[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health

Snake Oil?

This is an intriguing interactive infographic developed by superstar David McCandless in the area of health. It represents various dietary supplements as balloons that rise or fall based on the evidence that they actually have positive effects on various and selectable ailments and conditions. McCan[...]

April 11th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, STEM

Solar System Scope

Not all infographics can be printed on paper. Some can move and some are interactive, like this project, brought to my attention by Andrew Vande Moere’s in Information Aesthetics. You have a 3D map of the Solar System, that you can flick around, and even zoom in on planets and other astronomic[...]

April 8th, 2011 - 2:01 am § in Miscellaneous

The State of Twitter

Are you on Twitter? After viewing this infographic, you might ask, “Why not?” From the Mashable blog post I got this from, There is no doubt that Twitter has been a runaway success. Add to their rapid growth the recently announced @anywhere platform, and plans for further international e[...]

April 7th, 2011 - 1:01 pm § in Data Sources

UNESCO Institute for Statistics – data from around the world

This is a broad set of data describing education around the world. Example of tables include: Demographic and economic data Enrollment by grade Repeaters by grade Teaching Staff School Life Expectancy ..and much more. There is a somewhat difficult to decode method for customizing your tables, but I [...]

April 6th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities

Youth Movement

The world may never have been so mobile, and the shifting demographics will certainly affect the future of various parts of the world. So where are the young moving and how much skill and knowledge (education) are they carrying with them? This collaboration between GOOD and Column Five Media seeks t[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health

Radiation Dose Chart

There is a lot of discussion these days about radiation links from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan. Unfortunately, there is little mention of the amount of radiation and it’s danger. This infographic was shared by Randall Monroe through his XKCD blog. From the Source: Ellen, a friend of [...]

April 4th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health, Humanities, STEM

Water is Essential to Everyday Life

It is one of the most plentiful and crucial substances on the planet, water. It’s also one of the substances that we take very much for granted and spend little time thinking about. This information video effectively shares many enlightening facts about our world of water. From the Original Bl[...]