The BBC has created a monster infographic illustrating “every attempt to leave Earth’s orbit and reach a destination in extraterrestrial space – be it with probes, orbiters, rovers, or of course manned missions.”
The graphic shows successful and failed missions, country of launch origin and type of mission (eg., fly-by, rover, actual landing).
Related: How Big is Space?
Image: Screenshot, detail from Spacial Awareness: Ultimate guide to exploring space, via the BBC. Select to embiggen.
Visualizing the School of Design is a very data dense infographic poster that analyzes the School of Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
GE has just announced a new technology for hospitals. The AgilTrac Real-Time Location System will allow hospitals to make sure doctors, nurses, and other workers are washing their hands enough.
How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities
Status Board by Panic is a detailed information dashboard designed for the iPad. The app displays the time and weather, as well as your calendar, email, Twitter, and RSS feeds in an organized, customizable way.
With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, laptops and even desktop computers, the amount of e-waste produced in the United States is astronomical: In 2010 alone, the U.S. disposed of nearly 2.5 million tons of e-waste, according to an infographic from MetroFax, which also points out that nearly 1.8 million tons of that waste was thrown into landfills or incinerated.
American taxpayers spent $3.7 million last year on four surviving presidents, and one presidential widow, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service.
While MLB players will be taking the field for Sunday’s and Monday’s opening day games in hopes of winning a World Series title in October, team owners may have their sights set on winning a different sort of Fall Classic.
According to data from Sunlight’s Influence Explorer, MLB organizations pumped in over $24 million to politicians, PACs and independent expenditure groups throughout the 2012 election cycle.
We here at Spinner enjoy doing some deep research on projects, but going through every Beatles song and figuring out which member played what instrument? That just seems nuts.