Practicing good nutrition keeps your mind sharp, your body fit, and your life long. The same could be said for consuming media. (Seriously, knowledge is power.) When you add it all up, the average American spends roughly nine hours a day glued to some kind of screen, and like your diet, quality is as important as quantity. Here areWired's suggested servings for optimal media health.
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A new video on YouTube that visually tries to help explain the Big Bang and the creation of the universe. Narrated by Dr. Janna Levin. Maybe a little more on the visual illustration side than infographic, but still good.
"We made this video about the Big Bang because the theory is important and amazing, but often misunderstood.
This video was produced without any funding from any outside sources. It was put together with donated creative time from a group with a desire to further public cognition of science
Science has many amazing stories to tell, this is the first. The Big Bang Briefly."
Found on VizWorld.com
Paul Mathew at SignalTheorist.com attached an LED to the top of his Roobma and took a long exposure photograph to document the path the Roomba takes. iRobot can tell you the Roomba gets into every corner, but it takes a visual like this to really prove it.
"Now here’s something interesting, I set up a photo camera in my room, turned out all the lights and took a long-exposure shot of my roomba doing it’s thing for about 30 minutes. The result is a picture that shows the path of the roomba through it’s cleaning cycle, it looks like a flight map or something. It really hits every spot!"Thanks to Tyler at RoboticVacParts.com for the link!
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.
From The Washington Post, TimeSpace-World is an experiment in a visual way to see news stories from around the world. You can specify the time period during a day that you want to see with the slider, and then click the stories to zoom into the map. You can also enter search terms to view a smaller set of relevant stories.
TimeSpace is an interactive map that allows you to navigate articles, photos, video and commentary from around the globe. Discover news hot-spots where coverage is clustered. Use the timeline to illustrate peaks in coverage, and customize your news searches to a particular day or specific hour. (Many Washington Post stories appear at midnight; others are published throughout the day as news happens). Click the ? In the upper right for help.
Link found from Mitul69 on Twitter
The Long Weekends Calendar was created by thenonhacker (Alwyn Balingit) and posted on DeviantArt.com. By plotting the holidays in both the U.S. and the Philippines, he has mapped out all the long weekends that need to be considered when creating project timelines involving people in both countries.
It's also good to plan vacation time...
Great job Alwyn!
Recently published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society, Biological Sciences, Volume 275 Number 1650 on November 7, 2008.
This is over my head, but this radial family tree shows the diversity of dinosaur species. It's used in the article to help challenge the theory that dinosaurs went through a rapid decline during the Cretaceous period. A brief summary is online over at The New Scientist.
Furthermore, we conclude that dinosaurs did not experience a progressive decline at the end of the Cretaceous, nor was their evolution driven directly by the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution (KTR).Thanks for the link Michael!
The Olympics Tracker is an interactive schedule of the events. It now only shows which events are scheduled each day and hour, but you can drag them to rearrange your favorites to the top. Clicking on past events shows the results, and clicking on future events shows the upcoming event details. Medal awarding events marked with a small medal icon. You can even download a desktop version for Mac or Windows.
The History of World Records from NYTimes.com shows how the world record in a number of Summer Olympic events has progressively been beaten over the last 100 years. In this chart, the Men's 100m Freestyle record was beaten three times this year improving the world record by 0.45 seconds. Similar events are all charted together, so you can see other freestyle events on the same chart.