Tag: visualizations

May 28, 2015

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

First published in 1931, this ambitious “Histomap” by John B. Sparks attempts to distil four thousand years of world history (starting in 2000 B.C) into one glorious chart.

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Apr 23, 2015

Facebook Just Released Their Monthly Stats and the Numbers are Staggering

Facebook Just Released Their Monthly Stats and the Numbers are Staggering

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced some staggering numbers regarding Facebook’s monthly usage on their various social networks and platforms. The highlights demonstrate the scale and reach of Facebook’s ecosystem: – 1.44 billion people on Facebook each month – 800 million people on WhatsApp each month – 700 million people on Groups each month –…

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Apr 22, 2015

Simple Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Affect Your Photos

Simple Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a great chart for beginners that want to get a basic understanding of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your photos. The chart doesn’t go into great detail and doesn’t explain why someone might use a higher ISO (e.g., in low light situations where you need a fast shutter speed), or how…

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Apr 4, 2015

This Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein Vision Test Can Quickly Tell If you Need Glasses

This Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein Vision Test Can Quickly Tell If you Need Glasses

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB5-JahAXfc?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D Who do you see? MIT researcher and scientist Aude Oliva created this hybrid image made from the high spatial frequency components of a picture of Albert Einstein and the low spatial frequency components of a picture of Marilyn Monroe. From close up, Albert Einstein should be seen. At a greater distance or…

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Jan 20, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn's Rings

Visual by John Brady @ Astronomy Central John Brady of Astronomy Central published an interesting post that compares objects in space with Earth and even land masses on our planet. In the visualization above, Brady replaced the planet of Saturn with Earth to show how much larger it is, along with how massive Saturn’s…

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Jan 14, 2015

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

A team of scientists led by Craig McClain have just published, “Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna“, a research paper dedicated to the review and analysis of 25 ocean giants ranging across the animal kingdom. The paper explains: The largest living representatives of most taxa occur in the oceans……

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Jan 7, 2015

If the World Were 100 People [Infographic]

If the World Were 100 People [Infographic]

London-based designer Jack Hagley has created an infographic based on the simple premise of: what the world would like if it were represented by 100 people. The statistics cover a broad range, including: gender, age, race and religion. You can find the original source of the data used here. Hagley specializes in infographics. To…

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Dec 13, 2014

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs?rel=0&controls=0&w=800&h=450%5D Cymatics is the feature single off of Nigel Stanford’s latest instrumental album Solar Echoes. The music video consists of a number of interesting sound visualization experiments. If you have a good screen be sure to watch this in stunning 4K!

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Nov 30, 2014

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains: “At the Chabot Space and Science Center there were some old, poor quality images, probably downloaded from internet and printed on office paper, showing the Sun and the planets to scale. I found the images content to…

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Nov 23, 2014

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLp_rSBzteI?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=800&h=450%5D Harvard’s Department of Natural Sciences demonstrates an optical technique known as Schlieren Optics, that allows us to see small changes in the index of refraction in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front…

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