An unprecedented collaboration involving 20 countries, 75 institutions and over 250 marine geologists has yielded a new atlas that's providing our best glimpse yet of the seafloor at both polar regions of the planet. The images are of significant scientific value, but they're also quite beautiful.
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Image Cache: We are visual beings: Our perception of the world is intrinsically tied to our ability to perceive light. But what about the places where light doesn't fall? Do places in shadow still encode information for the visual cortex to process? Can shadows actually tell us something meaningful about the landscapes they darken?
A heatwave is keeping most of the US toasty right now, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they're all living in denial — winter is coming, and it has a data visualisation to prove it.
Laser scanning has helped England do everything from discovering new things about Stonehenge to planning better flood infrastructure. Now, the country has made the entirety of its massive trove of scans available for free — in part because of requests from everyone from researchers to Minecraft players.
Car alarms, jackhammers, barking dogs, drunken brawls outside your window — ah, the sounds of the city. Urban living comes with challenges, and annoying, loud noise is one of 'em. But these maps show us which neighbourhoods you'll want to steer clear of in three major U.S. cities if you want a sound night's sleep. Maybe get a hotel elsewhere?
There's a good reason why you don't know how data gets from one place to another on the internet. The major network cables that truss the United States haven't ever been fully viewable to the public — until now.
For the past five years data artist Eric Fischer's been working on something called the Geotaggers' World Atlas, a project which hopes to discover the world's most interesting places by examining beautiful Flickr photos. As it turns out, the maps showing the routes between them are just as beautiful.
There are a few important ways you can contribute to the Nepal earthquake relief effort from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
In 1815, William Smith drew a map of the United Kingdom which transformed the scientific landscape: It laid the foundations for modern geology, and identified natural resources which would beget the Industrial Revolution. But up until last year, this first-edition copy was considered to be lost forever.