Tagged: infographic

The scale of cellular life and compacting chromosomes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 11, 2010

It’s hard convey the scale of very small or very large things by just quoting measurements as the measurements don’t relate well to our perception of everyday objects. [caption id="attachment_2956" align="alignleft" width="327" caption="Snapshot from infographic (Source: University of Utah.)"][/caption] This interactive infographic presented by the Genetic Science Learning Centre at the University … Read More

Friday entertainment - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 11, 2010

Rattling sabres at the publishers If you’re looking for controversy, complete with tit-for-tat statements on-line, you can’t go past University of California’s rather public stand-off against Nature Publishing Group raising its fees four-fold. There’s UC’s initial public letter (PDF file), followed by NPG’s response. Round one has also covered at ArsTechnica. More recently UC has … Read More

What happens when camel meets car - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin May 16, 2010

A hazard we thankfully don’t have to contend with on rural roads in New Zealand – camels crossing the road. The thing about camels is that their long legs mean the full weight of their body ends up in the front windscreen of the average car as the infographic below from the Times of Oman illustrates… Source: Times of Oman … Read More

The Big C – visualising the killer disease’s impact - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Apr 15, 2010

This infographic comes from the Health & Science pages of today’s Sydney Morning Herald, which features an interesting feature on pancreatic cancer. Accompanying the story is the infographic below. At first I found it a little confusing as I tried to decode it moving from top to bottom when in fact you need to start at the … Read More