How much bigger can container ships get? 

The computer, tablet, or smart phone you’re reading this post on comes from a factory in Asia on a cargo ship. In fact, most things you buy come on such ships - and because of rising demand in Europe and the US, cargo ships get bigger and bigger.

How much bigger can container ships get?

The computer, tablet, or smart phone you’re reading this post on comes from a factory in Asia on a cargo ship. In fact, most things you buy come on such ships - and because of rising demand in Europe and the US, cargo ships get bigger and bigger.

Posted 1 year ago
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What happens next if Greece leaves the eurozone?

There is more and more speculation that Greece is about to leave the euro. The country has been unable to form a government, and new elections seem set to give power to parties that reject the spending cuts that have been agreed with other eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund.
But without those spending cuts, the Greek government will receive no more bailout loans, it won’t have the money to pay its debts, the Greek banks will probably go bust, and the European Central Bank may be forced to cut Greece loose from the single currency. What would this mean for Greece and the rest of Europe?

What happens next if Greece leaves the eurozone?

There is more and more speculation that Greece is about to leave the euro. The country has been unable to form a government, and new elections seem set to give power to parties that reject the spending cuts that have been agreed with other eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund.

But without those spending cuts, the Greek government will receive no more bailout loans, it won’t have the money to pay its debts, the Greek banks will probably go bust, and the European Central Bank may be forced to cut Greece loose from the single currency. What would this mean for Greece and the rest of Europe?

Posted 2 years ago
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The Historical Evolution of Europe’s Borders

The movie “Epic time-lapse map of Europe" fast forwards a map from the year 1000 AD until 2003 to reveal the dynamic nature of Europe’s borders, alliances, unions, territories, and occupied lands.
An alternative movie takes a bit longer, but contains useful textual annotations such as the actual year that is shown and the events that occurred.
The movie “Epic time-lapse map of Europe" fast forwards a map from the year 1000 AD until 2003 to reveal the dynamic nature of Europe’s borders, alliances, unions, territories, and occupied lands.

An alternative movie takes a bit longer, but contains useful textual annotations such as the actual year that is shown and the events that occurred.

Posted 2 years ago
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Monitoring the Delays of Trains in Real-Time in Germany


The people behind OpenDataCity [opendatacity.de] released a real-time map of delayed long-distance trains [sueddeutsche.de] of the Deutsche Bahn, as they happen to drive around in Germany.
The people behind OpenDataCity [opendatacity.de] released a real-time map of delayed long-distance trains [sueddeutsche.de] of the Deutsche Bahn, as they happen to drive around in Germany.
Posted 2 years ago
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Satirical Maps of the First World War

Satirical Maps of the First World War

Posted 2 years ago
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borekdothu:

Who owes what to whom?

borekdothu:

Who owes what to whom?

Reblogged 2 years ago from borekdothu
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kcsluis:

Geo-located tweets, each box representing an equal number of tweets: http://goo.gl/LdFiz

kcsluis:

Geo-located tweets, each box representing an equal number of tweets: http://goo.gl/LdFiz

Reblogged 3 years ago from kcsluis
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Mapping The Changing Face of European Politics

The slider at the bottom of the graphic allows you to move through  the years 1973, when the UK, Ireland and Denmark joined the EEC, through  to the current day. Each country is colour-coded according to the  political persuasion of the government, with right-wing parties  represented in blue and left-wing parties in red. Coalition governments  are indicated by the persuasion of the dominant partner.
Mapping The Changing Face of European Politics

The slider at the bottom of the graphic allows you to move through the years 1973, when the UK, Ireland and Denmark joined the EEC, through to the current day. Each country is colour-coded according to the political persuasion of the government, with right-wing parties represented in blue and left-wing parties in red. Coalition governments are indicated by the persuasion of the dominant partner.

Posted 3 years ago
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kero39:

Continental challenge: Far-right fears colour Europe’s parliaments
Last Saturday, one day after Norway’s terrorist outrage, a new law that bans the burka came into force in Belgium, writes Tony Barber. It was the latest example of how politicians across Europe are scrambling to ease public concerns about a perceived submergence of European culture under a tide of Muslim immigration and Islamic zealotry. But if the politicians’ intention is to undermine the far right by stealing some of their anti-Islamist clothes, the electoral evidence suggests that they are so far achieving only mixed success.
Belgium is home to 640,000 Muslims, or about 6 per cent of its 10.4m population. Only a few hundred women wear the veil. Still, all parties with seats in parliament supported the burka ban, which was passed by 136 votes to one with two abstentions. Thus, Belgium joined France as the second country in the 27-nation European Union to ban the veil. …
Terror in Norway: Utopia no more - FT.com July 25, 2011 8:20 pm

kero39:

Continental challenge: Far-right fears colour Europe’s parliaments

Last Saturday, one day after Norway’s terrorist outrage, a new law that bans the burka came into force in Belgium, writes Tony Barber. It was the latest example of how politicians across Europe are scrambling to ease public concerns about a perceived submergence of European culture under a tide of Muslim immigration and Islamic zealotry. But if the politicians’ intention is to undermine the far right by stealing some of their anti-Islamist clothes, the electoral evidence suggests that they are so far achieving only mixed success.

Belgium is home to 640,000 Muslims, or about 6 per cent of its 10.4m population. Only a few hundred women wear the veil. Still, all parties with seats in parliament supported the burka ban, which was passed by 136 votes to one with two abstentions. Thus, Belgium joined France as the second country in the 27-nation European Union to ban the veil. …


Terror in Norway: Utopia no more - FT.com
July 25, 2011 8:20 pm

Reblogged 3 years ago from kero39
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Roadmap 2050: An Infographic Guide to a Low-Carbon Europe

Any architect recognizes the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), lead by star architect Rem Koolhaas, as one of the most important and thought-provoking architectural firms in the world. The counterpart to OMA’s architectural practice is AMO, a design and research studio that specifically focuses on areas beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, such as media, politics, sociology, technology, fashion or graphic design.

Europe’s Right Turn

The success of the True Finns in last week’s Finnish elections has shocked Brussels. They are just one of a number of right-wing populist parties currently flourishing in Europe. Their rise could threaten the euro bailout.

Europe’s Right Turn

The success of the True Finns in last week’s Finnish elections has shocked Brussels. They are just one of a number of right-wing populist parties currently flourishing in Europe. Their rise could threaten the euro bailout.

Posted 3 years ago
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