Tag: visualizations

Nov 21, 2014

A Typical Day in UK Airspace

A Typical Day in UK Airspace

A fantastic visualization showing an average 24-hour span of activity that occurs in the skies over the United Kingdom. The visual was created by NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, handling 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace each year. From the world’s busiest two runway airport,…

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Oct 26, 2014

Two Tanks Filled with the Same Water but One has Oysters In It

Two Tanks Filled with the Same Water but One has Oysters In It

Photograph by MARYLAND SEAFOOD Website | Facebook | Twitter In this striking visualization we see two tanks filled with water from the Honga River, an estuary of the Chesapeake Bay. The tank on the right also contains oysters. Over the course of 2 hours those oysters filtered all of the algae out of the…

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Oct 20, 2014

What X-Ray Yoga Would Look Like

What X-Ray Yoga Would Look Like

X-ray Body in Motion is a visual study/exploration of the body in motion with a focus on Yoga poses. The team at Hybrid wanted to create a realistic representation of radiological (X-Ray) imaging. Technical challenges included: achieving proper bone densities and representing actual bone marrow inside each individual bone. For more, visit Hybrid. …

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Oct 8, 2014

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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May 7, 2014

This is What Sound Looks Like

This is What Sound Looks Like

Adam Cole is the science fanatic behind NPR’s popular science blog Skunk Bear. In a recent post, Cole wondered if he could use a technique known as Schlieren Flow Visualization to see sound. The answer was a resounding YES! And the video below shows the fascinating results. Also included: a diagram of how Schlieren…

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Apr 24, 2014

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

The fine folks at wiseGEEK put together a fascinating list of 71 food items and how much of each equals 200 calories. All foods were shot using the same dinner plate, which measures 10.25 inches (26 cm) in diameter; and the same bowl (if necessary), with a diameter of 6.25 inches (16cm). This list…

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Apr 3, 2014

The Daily Routines of Famous Artists and Scholars

The Daily Routines of Famous Artists and Scholars

Published last year (23 April 2013), Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work took an in-depth look at the daily routines of 161 of history’s most inspiring minds. Data visualization artist RJ Andrews of Info We Trust created an amazing infographic of 16 of the 161 creative masterminds featured in Currey’s book. The routines…

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Mar 17, 2014

This is How Many Flights Fly Through Europe on a Typical Summer Day

This is How Many Flights Fly Through Europe on a Typical Summer Day

NATS (a provider of air traffic control services in the UK) put together this data visualization of all air traffic in Europe on a typical summer day. The visualization was created from real flight data (UK radar data from 21 June 2013 and European flight plan information from 28 July 2013). – On a…

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May 11, 2013

What if Other Planets Were as Close to Earth as the Moon?

What if Other Planets Were as Close to Earth as the Moon?

Visualization by Ron Miller @ Black Cat Studios What if a celestial body like Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, was as close to the Earth as our moon? Would it fill the night sky? Illustrator and author Ron Miller sought to answer the question using the reference photograph above. It’s important…

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May 9, 2012

10 Photos to Help You Visualize Magnetic Fields

10 Photos to Help You Visualize Magnetic Fields

Photograph by Dayna Mason (daynoir on Flickr) Yesterday, Redditor jokes_on_you posted a fascinating magnetic field visualization using compasses (see above). What’s interesting is that we can not only see the pattern of magnetic fields, but the direction of those patterns via the compass arrows. As usual, the picture led to some interesting comments and…

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