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The 233-Year History Of The Bicycle In One Handy Chart

For those who live and breathe by two-wheeled transportation, bicycles are more than just a way to get from here to there. The immediate, wind-on-your-face freedom of pedalling fast is a feeling that just can’t be matched by wandering around, road-tripping, or pretty much any kind of public transport.


This Is What 350,000 Websites Look Like

Try to picture the internet and you invariably have a hard time. Fortunately, Ruslan Enikeev has decided to help you out by creating a map which organises websites by popularity and similarity.


Who Wins The Santa Vs Zombies Vs Satan Google Battle These Holidays?

The University of Oxford’s Internet Institute has discovered that there are places in the United States where there are more people googling for zombies and satan than for Santa Claus. They have found some interesting patterns:


Which Shipping Company Treats Your Packages Better?

It’s time to order presents in and probably send packages out. To me, a crucial question is: What’s the best shipping company? Who treats my stuff better while in transit? Popular Mechanics made a scientific test. Here’s the result.


Data Visualisation, Visualised

We love nice charts and data visualisation. That’s why we like this meta-chart: Data visualisation, visualised. Design, user interface, information, data journalism, communication and visual communication, merging. [Ffunction]


Who Is Really Winning The Smartphone Race?

Apple fanboys vs HTC fandroids. Crackberry junkies vs Nokia cheerleaders. All of them have their arguments and never-ending doses of absurdly blind faith in a corporation. But who is really winning this race? Who is really the dominant smartphone manufacturer?


Is This The Reason Why Most Military Projects Go Over Budget?

Open this chart and look closely. After you get over the sudden nausea and dizziness caused by your eyes and brain trying to adjust to it, try to get deeper into it. Repeat until something, anything, makes sense.


The Subway Map Of Science

Interconnecting natural philosophy, theoretical physics and quantum mechanics, astronomy and cosmology, natural history, geology and paleontology, genetics, chemistry, microbiology, neurology, medicine, and even the closed Chemistry line, this map of the subway is a fascinating summary of human sciences.


Study Shows People Often Take Ten-Minute "Private Browsing" Breaks Around Lunchtime

While we still don’t know for certain just what it is that people look at when they switch Firefox to the “private browsing” mode, we do now know when they’re most likely to use it—and for how long.


Third Of Devices Accessing The Android Market Are Running Android 2.1

Occasionally Google produces charts showing “the relative number of active devices running a given version of the Android platform.” The latest of these charts is special though: It apparently marks the first time Android 2.1 was the most used version.