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Biological attack: are we ready? (infographic) Peter Griffin Apr 01

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.

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History’s failed predictions [infographic] Peter Griffin Feb 10

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…

The Future That Never Happened: 13 Failed Predictions That Couldn
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Timeline of the far future (infographic) Peter Griffin Jan 27

What can we expect to happen in one thousand years, 100,000 years, one trillion years time? Here are some possible scenarios…

Timeline of the Far Future
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Anatomy of a microscope Peter Griffin 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…

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Infographic: meningitis and the brain Peter Griffin Dec 09

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.02.17 AMAn 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 how meningitis affects the brain.

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Every 13 seconds a person contracts HIV Peter Griffin Dec 03

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 version (via Ammo).

Rare Earth metals and our gadget fetish (infographic) Peter Griffin Oct 04

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From laptops and smart phones to the fibre optic cables and wifi antennae supplying us broadband internet – rare Earth metals are essential to the tech-laden world we live in.

This infographic gives a good idea of the metals in demand around the world for technological applications and the pressure now coming on those supplies as demand increases and stocks become depleted.

Sustainable Technology – An infographic by the team at vouchercloud

Big science vs small science Peter Griffin 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 have generated for mankind?

This infographic lays out some of the major discoveries in both camps.

Big is Better?: Small Science vs. Big Science
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Mapping the history of hurricanes John Kerr Aug 24

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 Data Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Infographic: The impact of the US drought Peter Griffin Jul 31

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 infographic below to sum up the drought’s consequences…

 

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