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Good infographic from the New Scientist showing how many years we have left of our key natural resources. Essentially these are basic bar and pie charts, but dressed up to make the overall graphic more compelling. The message is still clear though, and the author gets his point across very strongly.
This comes from a 2007 article in the New Scientist called "Earth's Natural Wealth: an Audit" that include two more infographics as well. The first is a map of where in the world are these natural resources are.
The next is a bubble graphic showing the scale of how much of each resource an average American will consume during their lifetime.
The Source listed on the first infographic: Armin Reller, University of Augsburg, Tom Graedel, Yale University
Found on FlowingData.com and numerous Twitter references. Thanks Nathan.
Awesome sphere that you step into and become completely immersed in visual data! I can't wait for one of these to be available for the public to experience. Great TEDTalks video.
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements ... and detect previously unseen patterns that could lead to new discoveries.
Apple is using a live countdown timer for is 1 Billion App Countdown promotion. It's almost real-time, and is a step better than when they did the 1 Billion Song Download a few years ago.
At the rate its going, they'll reach a billion before the end of the week!
Download an app and you’ll automatically get the chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro.Also, there a link to enter the contest without buying an App. You can enter 25 times a day.
Check out Planets, an interactive solar system visualizer. It lets you change the focal point so you can see the planetary motions as if you were standing on any of the planets. A great way to understand retrograde motion.
Thanks Paul, for the link.
Infographic from the NY Times (I know, ironic isn't it?) that shows the drop in circulation of major newspapers across the U.S.
Heavy debt has dragged several newspaper companies into bankruptcy. The industry’s dwindling revenues have forced some money-losing papers to close, and papers that are for sale are having trouble finding buyers. Experts say that before long, a major American city could be left without a daily paper. (Related Article)Found on Twitter from @edial
Thanks Li, for sending in the link!
Sticking with the Space Debris theme, the ESA (European Space Agency) has this hi-res video on their website showing how crowded Earth orbit has become from 1968-2000. Same issue as the image yesterday, that the objects are not to scale. At this scale you would expect constant collisions, but at actual scale you wouldn't be able to see any objects at all.
In this animation, catalogued space debris are shown accumulating around Earth in 4-year increments, including payloads, rocket bodies, and fragments. While the debris objects are not shown to scale, the representation of their density is accurate.
Great image from MSNBC PhotoBlog that tries to demonstrate how much space junk we have put into orbit around Earth. I think the downside of this image is that the satellites aren't to scale. If they were all this large, they would be running into each other all the time.
If you have Windows, you can see this high-res version with Microsoft HDView, but it doesn't work on a Mac. I was able to see it with Parallels running on my MacBook.
A computer-generated artist's impression released by the European Space Agency (ESA) depicts an approximation of 12,000 objects in orbit around the Earth. A communications satellite belonging to US company Iridium collided with a defunct Russian military satellite on February 12, 2009. (ESA via AFP - Getty Images/)Thanks Karen for sending in the link!