There hasn’t been a decent anthrax scare in a while, but security and intelligence agencies remain primed to respond to a biological attack that could wreak havoc mechanism and scale of delivery of the agent. This infographic looks at some of the potential threats and impacts of biological attacks.
Picking what science and technology trends will dominate the future is a tricky business. Some of the best minds in the world have turned out to be flat-out wrong in their predictions, as this infographic demonstrates…
What can we expect to happen in one thousand years, 100,000 years, one trillion years time? Here are some possible scenarios… Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
Anatomy of a microscope Jan 14
“Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?” wrote Victor Hugo in Les Miserables. That tidbit of microscope trivia and others are nicely outlined in this infographic charting the history of the device that occupies lab benches the world over…
An outbreak of meningitis at Princeton University in Ottawa, Canada has encouraged the university to offer free vaccinations to students. Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Different germs can cause it – usually bacteria or viruses and sometimes fungi. The Ottawa Sun created a full-page infographic to illustrate [...]
December 1 was World AIDS Day. While AIDS isn’t a widespread disease in New Zealand – the incidence in the population is just 0.3 people per 100,000, it is a major killer in other parts of the world. This infographic charts the history of the disease and its current status… Click image to open interactive [...]
Big science vs small science May 21
We hear a lot about “big science” these days – the Large Hadron Collider being a prime example of science on a vast and hugely expensive scale. What are some of the big science projects of history – and how do they compare to relatively “small science” projects when it comes to the knowledge they [...]
One hundred and fifty years of tropical storms have been captured in this image from Data visualiser John Nelson, map manager for IDV Solutions. The graphic, looking at the globe with Antarctica in the centre, shows the intensity and location of hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons since 1851, based on data from United States’ National Climate [...]
The United States is experiencing its worst drought since 1988, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture having declared area covering one third of US counties a federal disaster area What’s the impact of all of this – on agricultural production, on prices for food commodities? The Daily Observer, a paper from Ottawa, Canada, published the [...]