How is the economy really doing halfway through the year? Here are the ups and downs, in chart form.
Stream graph of all Venture Brothers character appearances throughout the series
Source: anchorboi (reddit)
Lots of interesting stats on Burning Man through the years
The above graphic maps, per hour, entries and exits per station on a typical weekday on the Washington Metro, similar to this animation of the London Underground. Station data by hour was provided by WMATA for October 2012.
If you enjoy working with GPS tracks from various events, Trackprofiler.com might be of great value to you. I ran the Peachtree Road Race 10K last week, and putting my track into Trackprofiler was quite helpful.
My colleague Kalev Leetaru recently launched GDELT (Global Data on Events, Location and Tone), which includes over 250 million events ranging from riots and protests to diplomatic exchanges and peace appeals. The data is based on dozens of news sources such as AFP, AP, BBC, UPI, Washington Post, New York Times and all national & international news from Google News.
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.
The Battle of Gettysburg took place 150 years ago, and is considered by many to be the turning point of the Civil War. By marrying the magic of cartography and technology, we can put ourselves in the places of General George Meade of the Union army and Confederate general Robert E. Lee as they planned their respective movements around the limitations of the era and the terrain. Anne Kelly Knowles explains the map features.