Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | Information is Beautiful
A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks. 
Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week
Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.

Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | Information is Beautiful

A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks.

Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week

Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.

7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? (by npr)

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.

As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world, the rates of fertility — and population growth — have started to slow down, though the population will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline. But exact numbers are hard to come by — just small variations in fertility rates could mean a population of 15 billion by the end of the century.

Produced by Adam Cole
Cinematography by Maggie Starbard

BMW 3 Series gets ‘full-color’ heads-up display — Engadget
If you’ve been hankering for some HUD action in your next auto, you’ll  have one more choice come next spring: the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series.  The launch will mark the first time a heads-up display has made it into Bavaria’s volume seller, after debuting as an optional extra eons ago on its 5  Series. Since then, HUDs of limited hues have permeated München’s  high-end, splaying speed and navigation directions in the line of sight  of road-going elites everywhere. However, this iteration is  “full-color,” which besides pleasing ROY G. BIV fans, makes it “more  intuitive,” as the company reasons it’ll aid drivers in recognizing  crucial alerts faster. That, or we’re really just a generation away from über cool AR wizardry and movies on our windscreens. Of course, no word on when the 3’s  brethren will get the technicolor treatment, but we’re betting it won’t  be long, given that’s the dash of a 6 Series you see above.

BMW 3 Series gets ‘full-color’ heads-up display — Engadget

If you’ve been hankering for some HUD action in your next auto, you’ll have one more choice come next spring: the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series. The launch will mark the first time a heads-up display has made it into Bavaria’s volume seller, after debuting as an optional extra eons ago on its 5 Series. Since then, HUDs of limited hues have permeated München’s high-end, splaying speed and navigation directions in the line of sight of road-going elites everywhere. However, this iteration is “full-color,” which besides pleasing ROY G. BIV fans, makes it “more intuitive,” as the company reasons it’ll aid drivers in recognizing crucial alerts faster. That, or we’re really just a generation away from über cool AR wizardry and movies on our windscreens. Of course, no word on when the 3’s brethren will get the technicolor treatment, but we’re betting it won’t be long, given that’s the dash of a 6 Series you see above.

3-D Japan Quake Animations May Help Visualize Temblors | VizWorld.com
Combing through the massive amounts of data regarding this year’s  massive 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan, researchers have found  mountains of useful information.  Visualizing it all usefully has proven  tricky, but some new techniques coming out of the University of Alaska  at Fairbanks show promise.

3-D Japan Quake Animations May Help Visualize Temblors | VizWorld.com

Combing through the massive amounts of data regarding this year’s massive 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan, researchers have found mountains of useful information.  Visualizing it all usefully has proven tricky, but some new techniques coming out of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks show promise.

How 3-D Printing & Augmented Reality Can Help Design Better Drugs

And now for today’s awesome science update: Arthur Olson’s Molecular Graphics Lab uses 3-D printers to spit out physical models of drugs and enzymes, and attaches augmented-reality tags to them so that computer vision can help researchers find the optimal fit. Think of it like playing with a Rubik’s cube, except the solution may help cure HIV.

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We just released all of our most recent magazine’s content up on our site. GOOD 024: The Data Issue is our look at the world of data, and the ways in which it influences—both negatively and positively—our lives. 
Click through to see all of the amazing stories. And, if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up a copy, since it really is so nice to hold in your hands and flip through. 
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We just released all of our most recent magazine’s content up on our site. GOOD 024: The Data Issue is our look at the world of data, and the ways in which it influences—both negatively and positively—our lives. 

Click through to see all of the amazing stories. And, if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up a copy, since it really is so nice to hold in your hands and flip through. 

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 Cool Infographics | The Map of the Internet
The Map of the Internet is an ambitious project from Peer 1 Hosting that maps the network of  hosts and routing connections that are the foundation of the Internet.   Clicking on the image above takes you to the poster in an interactive zooming viewer so you  can see the details.  You can also read about the making of the poster  in this post on the Peer 1 Hosting blog.

It’s a layout of all the networks that are  interconnected to form the internet. Some are run by small and large  ISPs, university networks, and customer networks - such as Facebook and  Google. It’s visual representation of all those networks interconnecting  with one another, forming the internet as we know it. Based on the size  of the nodes and the thickness of the lines, it speaks to the size of  those particular providers and the connections. 
In technical speak, you’re looking at all the  autonomous systems that make up the internet. Each autonomous system is a  network operated by a single organization, and has routing connections  to some number of neighbouring autonomous systems. The image depicts a  graph of 19,869 autonomous system nodes, joined by 44,344 connections.  The sizing and layout of the autonomous systems is based on their  eigenvector centrality, which is a measure of how central to the network  each autonomous system is: an autonomous system is central if it is  connected to other autonomous systems that are central.

 Cool Infographics | The Map of the Internet

The Map of the Internet is an ambitious project from Peer 1 Hosting that maps the network of hosts and routing connections that are the foundation of the Internet.  Clicking on the image above takes you to the poster in an interactive zooming viewer so you can see the details.  You can also read about the making of the poster in this post on the Peer 1 Hosting blog.

It’s a layout of all the networks that are interconnected to form the internet. Some are run by small and large ISPs, university networks, and customer networks - such as Facebook and Google. It’s visual representation of all those networks interconnecting with one another, forming the internet as we know it. Based on the size of the nodes and the thickness of the lines, it speaks to the size of those particular providers and the connections. 

In technical speak, you’re looking at all the autonomous systems that make up the internet. Each autonomous system is a network operated by a single organization, and has routing connections to some number of neighbouring autonomous systems. The image depicts a graph of 19,869 autonomous system nodes, joined by 44,344 connections. The sizing and layout of the autonomous systems is based on their eigenvector centrality, which is a measure of how central to the network each autonomous system is: an autonomous system is central if it is connected to other autonomous systems that are central.

The National Broadband Map is a tool to search, analyze and map broadband availability across the United States. Created and maintained by the NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia

Infographic: 10 Indicators of a Warming World
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) produced this great, simple infographic showing ten indicators of our warming and changing climate. Seven are increasing and three are decreasing.
Increasing  
- sea level 
- air temperature near surface (troposphere) 
- temperature over oceans  
- sea surface temperature
- ocean heat content
- temperature over land
- humidity
Decreasing
- sea ice
- glaciers
- snow cover
* You can read more on the warming indicators in the NOAA’s State of the Climate report.
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Infographic: 10 Indicators of a Warming World

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) produced this great, simple infographic showing ten indicators of our warming and changing climate. Seven are increasing and three are decreasing.

Increasing 

- sea level

- air temperature near surface (troposphere)

- temperature over oceans 

- sea surface temperature

- ocean heat content

- temperature over land

- humidity

Decreasing

- sea ice

- glaciers

- snow cover

* You can read more on the warming indicators in the NOAA’s State of the Climate report.

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