Archive for June, 2011

June 8th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Mobile Commerce

This one is brought to us by Microsoft Tag, and it all makes me wonder what happens to traditional stores, as people seem to be doing more and more of their buy and shopping online.  I like stores.  I like walking out and walking home with the product I went shopping for.  Am I just […][...]

June 7th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health, Humanities


I found this one intriguing, and it made me wonder what conclusions might be gleaned from taking the data here and superimposing it on the demographic data available on a particular country, say The Sudan. From the web site… Aid programs that provide women opportunities to better their health,[...]

June 6th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health, STEM

Our Fat Future

  Here’s a visually impactful infographic from a website called Healthy Meal Experts.  My wife and I have this conversation regularly, why we’re getting so fat — except for her.  What caught my eye was all the cornstarch that’s going into our diets.  So what do your chil[...]

June 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities

The United States of Twitter

Who’s tweeting?  What states have the highest percentage of its population thumbing out their Twitter status, who’s average and what states have found something better to do?  Using data from the Twitter Grader App, folks at HubSpot created this map of the US, color-coding states by th[...]

June 2nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Weekly Retail Premium Motor Gasoline Prices

Here is one of the most interesting data sets I’ve seen in some time.  From the U.S. Department of Energy, this Excel file lists the price of premium fuel for six European countries and the U.S. for every week going back to January 1996.  When visualized, the growing price is gasoline is ill[...]

June 1st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

This one really caught my attention because it’s something I didn’t know anything about.  It seems that there is an area of the Pacific Ocean, about the size of Spain and Portugal, where the currents of the ocean spiral to this one spot debis from all over the Pacific mass.  According[...]