Circular subway map reimagines New York as a colorful, geometric array

Circular subway map reimagines New York as a colorful, geometric array

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These ghostly portraits are algorithmically-mashed faces from Hollywood movies

As police look toward a future where face and iris recognition lets them profile anyone walking down the street, two South Korean artists are using it for something less sinister, though still a bit spooky. Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun’s new project, called Portrait, calculates the mathematical average of every face found in Hollywood movies like The MatrixBlack Swan, and Avatar, resulting in a ghostly visage that sometimes seems reminiscent of the film’s character.

Cluster Discovers Steady Leak in Earth’s Plasmasphere

A steady wind, discovered by ESA’s Cluster mission, is slowly escaping from Earth’s plasmasphere - the torus of plasma that surrounds our planet’s atmosphere. The outflow amounts to almost 90 tonnes a day. Predicted by theory two decades ago, this is one of the main mechanisms that replenishes Earth’s magnetosphere with fresh plasma.

Cluster Discovers Steady Leak in Earth’s Plasmasphere

A steady wind, discovered by ESA’s Cluster mission, is slowly escaping from Earth’s plasmasphere - the torus of plasma that surrounds our planet’s atmosphere. The outflow amounts to almost 90 tonnes a day. Predicted by theory two decades ago, this is one of the main mechanisms that replenishes Earth’s magnetosphere with fresh plasma.

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NASA’s IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica

A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic data—known as Bedmap—that was produced more than 10 years ago.

NASA’s IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica

A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic data—known as Bedmap—that was produced more than 10 years ago.

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Amnesty International’s ‘Trial by Timeline’ scans Facebook, maps out your crimes across the globe

Amnesty International’s ‘Trial by Timeline’ scans Facebook, maps out your crimes across the globe

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Real-time map of all forests on Earth launches next month

An online map that tracks in near real-time the vegetation area of all the world’s forests simultaneously will launch next month, after a preview was shown at a United Nations summit yesterday. Called “Global Forest Watch 2.0,” the map is a project years in the making led by the World Resources Institute, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on ecological issues.

Real-time map of all forests on Earth launches next month

An online map that tracks in near real-time the vegetation area of all the world’s forests simultaneously will launch next month, after a preview was shown at a United Nations summit yesterday. Called “Global Forest Watch 2.0,” the map is a project years in the making led by the World Resources Institute, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on ecological issues.

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Animated visualization maps a week’s worth of tweets sent between Twitter employees

The amount of publicly-available data available on Twitter, and a new data-visualization tool really hammers that home — developer Santiago Ortiz has mapped out the relationships between every Twitter employee based on their tweets to each other. Ortiz used Twitter’s API to pull all the tweets authored by Twitter employees for a one-week period, and then filtered those tweets by only those made between employees.

Animated visualization maps a week’s worth of tweets sent between Twitter employees

The amount of publicly-available data available on Twitter, and a new data-visualization tool really hammers that home — developer Santiago Ortiz has mapped out the relationships between every Twitter employee based on their tweets to each other. Ortiz used Twitter’s API to pull all the tweets authored by Twitter employees for a one-week period, and then filtered those tweets by only those made between employees.

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Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth since 2,300 BCE mapped

The meteorite that struck central Russia last week, which injured around 1,000 people as it broke apart over a section of the Ural Mountains and sent shockwaves across the ground below, was but one of thousands that have impacted our planet over the past four millennia.

Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth since 2,300 BCE mapped

The meteorite that struck central Russia last week, which injured around 1,000 people as it broke apart over a section of the Ural Mountains and sent shockwaves across the ground below, was but one of thousands that have impacted our planet over the past four millennia.

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Creating a mosh pit physics simulator with gas particles as a model

Concert mosh pits are a niche phenomenon even among humans, but researchers at Cornell have found that their movement can be modeled using parameters based on the collision of gas particles.

Creating a mosh pit physics simulator with gas particles as a model

Concert mosh pits are a niche phenomenon even among humans, but researchers at Cornell have found that their movement can be modeled using parameters based on the collision of gas particles.

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Witness a star explode over 58 years in this time-lapse video

It was in 1901 — 112 long years ago — that the star GK Persei first exploded in a spectacular nova that reached a magnitude of 0.2, making it the brightest until Nova Aquilae 1918.

Witness a star explode over 58 years in this time-lapse video

It was in 1901 — 112 long years ago — that the star GK Persei first exploded in a spectacular nova that reached a magnitude of 0.2, making it the brightest until Nova Aquilae 1918.

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A visual comparison of every jumbotron in the NFL

Cowboys Stadium currently boasts the largest jumbotron in the NFL — a behemoth of an LED measuring 160 feet wide and 72 feet tall — but how does Dallas’ Texas-sized display compare to the rest of the NFL’s set ups? That’s the question that graphic designer Daniel Beaton set out to answer with a straightforward infographic.

A visual comparison of every jumbotron in the NFL

Cowboys Stadium currently boasts the largest jumbotron in the NFL — a behemoth of an LED measuring 160 feet wide and 72 feet tall — but how does Dallas’ Texas-sized display compare to the rest of the NFL’s set ups? That’s the question that graphic designer Daniel Beaton set out to answer with a straightforward infographic.

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