"I felt like a caveman seeing fire for the first time," says David Curcurito, the magazine’s art director. (Esquire’s top editors are clearly enthused about the new technology, called "augmented reality.")

GOOD Transparency on World Health | VizWorld.com
GOOD magazine has a great new infographic (”Transparency”) online visualizing various statistics about Health in various nations. Every country in the world approaches health care differently, but the end goal is the same: Keep citizens as healthy as possible at the lowest cost … This is a look at 12 countries around the world that examines how far the money they spend on health care goes toward affecting the health of their citizens. It’s a great graphic showing life expancy, various mortality numbers (per 100k population), and cost per capita on healthcare.  It’s a great way of understanding why President Obama is looking to Canada and Australia for ideas on US Health Care Reform.  However, much data is still missing, particularly on how much money is spent on cutting-edge, experimental, or research treatments.

GOOD Transparency on World Health | VizWorld.com

GOOD magazine has a great new infographic (”Transparency”) online visualizing various statistics about Health in various nations. Every country in the world approaches health care differently, but the end goal is the same: Keep citizens as healthy as possible at the lowest cost … This is a look at 12 countries around the world that examines how far the money they spend on health care goes toward affecting the health of their citizens. It’s a great graphic showing life expancy, various mortality numbers (per 100k population), and cost per capita on healthcare.  It’s a great way of understanding why President Obama is looking to Canada and Australia for ideas on US Health Care Reform.  However, much data is still missing, particularly on how much money is spent on cutting-edge, experimental, or research treatments.

Technology Review: The Human Genome in 3-D
New technology that makes it possible to assess the three-dimensional interactions among different parts of the genome has revealed how these molecules are packed into such a tiny space. The findings could also yield new clues to genome regulation—how specific genes are turned on and off.
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Technology Review: The Human Genome in 3-D

New technology that makes it possible to assess the three-dimensional interactions among different parts of the genome has revealed how these molecules are packed into such a tiny space. The findings could also yield new clues to genome regulation—how specific genes are turned on and off.

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A New Graphical Representation of the Periodic Table | VizWorld.com
According to Mohd Abubakr from Microsoft Research in Hyderabad, the table can be improved by arranging it in circular form. He says this gives a sense of the relative size of atoms–the closer to the centre, the smaller they are–something that is missing from the current form of the table.

A New Graphical Representation of the Periodic Table | VizWorld.com

According to Mohd Abubakr from Microsoft Research in Hyderabad, the table can be improved by arranging it in circular form. He says this gives a sense of the relative size of atoms–the closer to the centre, the smaller they are–something that is missing from the current form of the table.

The Coming Age of Augmentation « BBH Labs
As in thrall as we may be to the firehose of new stuff drenching us in the here and now, occasionally we want to look a little further over the horizon. Two thoughts collided in the collective Labs brain a short while ago. By ‘collided’ we mean we saw a consequence of the relationship between the two that made us sit up and think:
1. The mass socialization of technology. 300 million + Facebook users can’t be wrong. We’re still in awe of how mainstream the adoption of technology has become and just how networked the world is. Increasingly the ‘loop’ never seems to close.
2. How ill-equipped we are to cope with the deluge. Natural human processing power is sadly finite and struggling to cope. Certainly, we know we’re not alone in adopting coping strategies like continuous partial attention and ignoring much beyond tomorrow or next week. Steve Rubel at Edelman also has written extensively on the attention crash and its relevance for marketers.
Photo: cluster of neural cells by Su-Chan Zhang, University Wisconsin-Madison

The Coming Age of Augmentation « BBH Labs

As in thrall as we may be to the firehose of new stuff drenching us in the here and now, occasionally we want to look a little further over the horizon. Two thoughts collided in the collective Labs brain a short while ago. By ‘collided’ we mean we saw a consequence of the relationship between the two that made us sit up and think:

1. The mass socialization of technology. 300 million + Facebook users can’t be wrong. We’re still in awe of how mainstream the adoption of technology has become and just how networked the world is. Increasingly the ‘loop’ never seems to close.

2. How ill-equipped we are to cope with the deluge. Natural human processing power is sadly finite and struggling to cope. Certainly, we know we’re not alone in adopting coping strategies like continuous partial attention and ignoring much beyond tomorrow or next week. Steve Rubel at Edelman also has written extensively on the attention crash and its relevance for marketers.

Photo: cluster of neural cells by Su-Chan Zhang, University Wisconsin-Madison

WordsEye: Create 3D Scenes Using Text
The image above is generated from this text: the donut shop is on the dirty ground. the donut of the donut shop is silver. a green a tarmac road is to the right of the donut shop. the road is 1000 feet long and 50 feet wide. a yellow volkswagen bus is eight feet to the right of the donut shop. it is on the road. a restaurant waiter is in front of the donut shop. a red volkswagen beetle is eight feet in front of the volkswagen bus. the taxi is ten feet behind the volkswagen bus. the convertible is to the left of the donut shop. it is facing right. the shoulder of the road has a dirt texture. the grass of the road has a dirt texture.

WordsEye: Create 3D Scenes Using Text

The image above is generated from this text: the donut shop is on the dirty ground. the donut of the donut shop is silver. a green a tarmac road is to the right of the donut shop. the road is 1000 feet long and 50 feet wide. a yellow volkswagen bus is eight feet to the right of the donut shop. it is on the road. a restaurant waiter is in front of the donut shop. a red volkswagen beetle is eight feet in front of the volkswagen bus. the taxi is ten feet behind the volkswagen bus. the convertible is to the left of the donut shop. it is facing right. the shoulder of the road has a dirt texture. the grass of the road has a dirt texture.

Visions of data - New Scientist
As new ways of analysing the world around us are developed, new ways to visualise that information are needed. The recent Eurovis Symposium, held in Berlin, brought together international researchers with new ideas about how to make data easier to interpret and act on.
This map shows a day of shipping traffic near Rotterdam, on the Netherlands coast. Software processes the continuous data ships feed to coastguards to show individual traces of each vessel. Darker traces signifiy slower speeds, and colour coding shows the density of traffic in different areas.  The sea lanes in the area can be clearly seen. Traffic is densest in the bottom right, very close to Rotterdam harbour.

Visions of data - New Scientist

As new ways of analysing the world around us are developed, new ways to visualise that information are needed. The recent Eurovis Symposium, held in Berlin, brought together international researchers with new ideas about how to make data easier to interpret and act on.

This map shows a day of shipping traffic near Rotterdam, on the Netherlands coast. Software processes the continuous data ships feed to coastguards to show individual traces of each vessel. Darker traces signifiy slower speeds, and colour coding shows the density of traffic in different areas.

The sea lanes in the area can be clearly seen. Traffic is densest in the bottom right, very close to Rotterdam harbour.

Bionic Eye is a new application specifically developed for the iPhone 3GS that enables you to visualize subway stations and Points of Interest (POI) located in your nearby environment, thanks to a unique Augmented Reality functionality using the iPhone camera. This application is available on AppStore. (via presselite)

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Data Visualization of the Day: The contiguous United States, visualized by distance to the nearest McDonald’s.
Stephen Von Worley @ Weather Sealed compiled this rather spectacular infographic using a list of all 13,000+ US locations of McDonald’s (the “barometer of cookie-cutter commercialism creep”) in order to determine where true wilderness lies within the lower 48.
The result?

Between the tiny Dakotan hamlets of Meadow and Glad Valley lies the McFarthest Spot: 107 miles distant from the nearest McDonald’s, as the crow flies, and 145 miles by car!

thedailywhat:

Data Visualization of the Day: The contiguous United States, visualized by distance to the nearest McDonald’s.

Stephen Von Worley @ Weather Sealed compiled this rather spectacular infographic using a list of all 13,000+ US locations of McDonald’s (the “barometer of cookie-cutter commercialism creep”) in order to determine where true wilderness lies within the lower 48.

The result?

Between the tiny Dakotan hamlets of Meadow and Glad Valley lies the McFarthest Spot: 107 miles distant from the nearest McDonald’s, as the crow flies, and 145 miles by car!

A New Vision for Scientific Visualizations- US National Science Foundation (NSF)
A young man stands in front a bank of computer monitors that project a simulation of river currents. Using VisTrails, researchers can create large visualizations from complex data sets relatively easily and inexpensively. Here, a river is simulated based on sensor data. The various colors show water speed in different parts of the river.
Credit: Juliana Freire, University of Utah

A visualization of the human brain using VisTrails. In recent decades, researchers have used computers to build complex visualizations based on large data sets to gain a better perspective on their research. When a computer combines a map with the data from thousands of sensors measuring ocean currents and temperatures around the globe, for example, a collection of numbers can become a stunning visualization that helps us understand shifting climate patterns.

A New Vision for Scientific Visualizations- US National Science Foundation (NSF)

A young man stands in front a bank of computer monitors that project a simulation of river currents. Using VisTrails, researchers can create large visualizations from complex data sets relatively easily and inexpensively. Here, a river is simulated based on sensor data. The various colors show water speed in different parts of the river.

Credit: Juliana Freire, University of Utah

A visualization of the human brain using VisTrails. In recent decades, researchers have used computers to build complex visualizations based on large data sets to gain a better perspective on their research. When a computer combines a map with the data from thousands of sensors measuring ocean currents and temperatures around the globe, for example, a collection of numbers can become a stunning visualization that helps us understand shifting climate patterns.

Cool Infographics: reMap: An Amazing Visual Browsing Interface to VisualCompexity.com
Bestario has created reMap, an interactive portal to view all of the infographics posted on VisualComplexity.com, and it’s amazing. They’ve created semantic connection between the different infographics using tags tat allow for an incredible browsing experience. An interactive, visual browsing interface to an infographic archive.

Cool Infographics: reMap: An Amazing Visual Browsing Interface to VisualCompexity.com

Bestario has created reMap, an interactive portal to view all of the infographics posted on VisualComplexity.com, and it’s amazing. They’ve created semantic connection between the different infographics using tags tat allow for an incredible browsing experience. An interactive, visual browsing interface to an infographic archive.

Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid : NPR
The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems.

Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid : NPR

The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems.