Archive for October, 2011

October 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, STEM

Warmer Weather Is Officially the New Normal

There has been much speculation over the rising temperatures and the possible outcomes. With the possibility of global ice caps melting, the sea levels rising and destroying our coasts, it has been something on many scientists minds for some years now. But unfortunately, temperatures have only been [...]

October 14th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

How do Americans spend their days?

  Part of being American has become watching others live their lives, as shown by the increase in the number of reality shows. Another way to see what others do throughout the day is to look at this infographic from the NY Times and blogged about by FlowingData. A survey was given to a large [&[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health

The Successes and Failures of the Fight Against AIDS

  There is still much unknown about HIV/AIDS, but much more is known than 30 years ago. Despite more being known about it, there are still many wrong assumptions and fears. For prevention it is important to educate as well as to do research. Learning about this disease and brainstorming methods[...]

October 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Space launches over time

  This infographic, posted by FlowingData, shows the  number of manned space missions since the beginning of such missions, 1959. It covers the two primary producers of space missions, USSR/Russia and the US, as well as a variety of other countries. It further divides the missions into four ca[...]

October 11th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities


Today’s infographic shows the communication between people in different counties across the nation. It compares annonymous calls, and sms communications, and the findings were very interesting. States with a common historical background were often more connected, for instance North and South C[...]

October 10th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Price and adoption timeline of gadgets

Everyone has things they like, and the things they like get updates. These things are not always technology, but that’s what this infographic, by Alicia Parlapiano published in the Washington Post, explores. Parlapiano shows the correlation between price and purchases of various technologies [...]

October 7th, 2011 - 9:33 pm § in Miscellaneous

It's like comparing apples and oranges!

Some people say you can’t compare apples and oranges. But one man took it upon himself to do just that. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it is a fair comparison. His opinion is a little biased. This infographic is a great way to show writers bias. Anytime anyone writes something, they i[...]

October 6th, 2011 - 7:09 pm § in Humanities

If the world lived in a single city

  “World population is estimated to be 6.9 billion people, and while that is a lot of people, it suddenly doesn’t seem like that much in these maps by Tim De Chant of Per Square Mile. Simply imagine that the world lived with the same den si ty of a real city, and see how much area[...]

October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm § in Uncategorized

World population densities mapped

  This inforgraphic is a map that shows information about the population of the world. It shows the average income of the largest population around the world. You can then flip through other infographics that shows health, education and products owned per 100 or 1,000 number of people in a cert[...]

October 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

A Text Visualization Tool

Reading a long, professional document can at times be difficult, even for those who do it daily, but especially for those who don’t want to in the first place. Making connections to and within a document that does not seem to have anything to do with oneself can be very difficult. This interac[...]