>> 100,000 Stars | Chrome Experiments
From the frontiers of astronomy, a galactic bird’s eye view of the universe:
Made up of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light, the new image captures everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies.
I must admit, it’s easy to get turned around. I’m still looking for the little “I am here” marker.
>> Link: The Whole Universe In One Photo
This is a brilliant information design project, and an astounding reminder of the scale of money we talk about in public finance.
Got this flyer in the mail yesterday. Maybe the Dodgers should try opening their own checking account? Sure seems they could use the money.
The Spanish have been doing it for centuries–mixing cultures across time and heritage. The Alhambra, the Mosque of Cordoba, the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Why not do it in the most modern of settings?
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center features the MareNostrum: a supercomputer housed in an old Roman Catholic church! Even if you don’t know a thing about supercomputing, you can appreciate the stunning architectural design of the place.
>> Link: WikiPedia: MareNostrum
From Information Aesthetics:
Visual Budget is a cutting-edge data-visualization web site. It explains all the complicated ins and outs of the US Federal Budget using interactive charts and motion graphics. It is a tool that lets citizens like you and me understand this important issue, armed with the latest most comprehensive facts and figures. It brings a new breadth of knowledge to our political disc