Divide Between East and West Berlin Still Visible from Space
The divide lasted so long that it still manifests itself on the landscape. Check out the street lighting differences between the former East and West Berlin.

Divide Between East and West Berlin Still Visible from Space

The divide lasted so long that it still manifests itself on the landscape. Check out the street lighting differences between the former East and West Berlin.
Posted 11 months ago
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What data is being collected on you? Some shocking info

On August 31, 2009, politician Malte Spitz traveled from Berlin to Erlangen, sending 29 text messages as he traveled. On November 5, 2009, he rocked out to U2 at the Brandenburg Gate. On January 10, 2010, he made 10 outgoing phone calls while on a trip to Dusseldorf, and spent 22 hours, 53 minutes and 57 seconds of the day connected to the internet.
How do we know all this? By looking at a detailed, interactive timeline of Spitz’s life, created using information obtained from his cell phone company, Deutsche Telekom, between September 2009 and February 2010.

What data is being collected on you? Some shocking info

On August 31, 2009, politician Malte Spitz traveled from Berlin to Erlangen, sending 29 text messages as he traveled. On November 5, 2009, he rocked out to U2 at the Brandenburg Gate. On January 10, 2010, he made 10 outgoing phone calls while on a trip to Dusseldorf, and spent 22 hours, 53 minutes and 57 seconds of the day connected to the internet.

How do we know all this? By looking at a detailed, interactive timeline of Spitz’s life, created using information obtained from his cell phone company, Deutsche Telekom, between September 2009 and February 2010.

Posted 1 year ago
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In case you visit Germany by car

In case you visit Germany by car

Posted 1 year ago
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Louisiana is the world’s prison capital

Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China’s and 10 times Germany’s.

Louisiana is the world’s prison capital

Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China’s and 10 times Germany’s.

Posted 1 year ago
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twf-ux:
Tracking train delays in real time by OpenDataCity

twf-ux:

Tracking train delays in real time by OpenDataCity
Reblogged 2 years ago from twf-ux
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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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 Germany’s Big Six-0

As Germany is on it’s way to celebrating it’s 60th anniversary  since the inception of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949, this  infographic takes a look at what has happened and changed in the last 60  years. It observes the economic, social and political changes. Although  the population has doubled since then, what remains constant is that  only half of the population gains the gross domestic product.

Germany’s Big Six-0

As Germany is on it’s way to celebrating it’s 60th anniversary since the inception of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949, this infographic takes a look at what has happened and changed in the last 60 years. It observes the economic, social and political changes. Although the population has doubled since then, what remains constant is that only half of the population gains the gross domestic product.
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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Mapping the Dynamic Changes of Nuclear Radiation over Germany

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the following Fukushima  disaster, there have been quite some maps of nuclear radiation sensor  data out there (for those interested, in my sketchpad, I noted down: the  just posted and beautiful 311 Scale map, the NYTimes version, a radiation data-specific 3D globe and some others).

Mapping the Dynamic Changes of Nuclear Radiation over Germany

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the following Fukushima disaster, there have been quite some maps of nuclear radiation sensor data out there (for those interested, in my sketchpad, I noted down: the just posted and beautiful 311 Scale map, the NYTimes version, a radiation data-specific 3D globe and some others).

Posted 2 years ago
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German defense minister’s plagiarized PhD dissertation visualized

As some of you might know, Germany’s defense minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, resigned yesterday after admitting that he plagiarized his PhD dissertation. Pitiful, I know.

German defense minister’s plagiarized PhD dissertation visualized

As some of you might know, Germany’s defense minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, resigned yesterday after admitting that he plagiarized his PhD dissertation. Pitiful, I know.

Posted 3 years ago
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