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US of the Environment. India's Population Grows To 1.21 Billion. Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Thursday after the markets closed that its first quarter loss narrowed from last year, helped by strong revenue growth in its graphics and visual solutions business.

India's Population Grows To 1.21 Billion

The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, also came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. athenahealth reported a slip to loss in the first quarter, hurt by lower margins even as revenues jumped 30 percent. Both earnings and revenue for the quarter came in short of Wall Street estimates. After trending higher over the past few sessions, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading day on Thursday. The major averages spent the session bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before ending the day mixed. U.S. Stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Thursday, extending the lackluster performance seen earlier in the session. Food and beverage giant PepsiCo, Inc.

Post Holdings, Inc. Time zones: About time. How To Have A Rational Discussion. Visualizing The Cost of Urban Water. World map of HAPPINESS by Country. Global arms exports: Present arms. Mobile By The Numbers [INFOGRPAHIC] Mobile is a rapidly developing sector.

Mobile By The Numbers [INFOGRPAHIC]

According to some projections, mobile internet usage will overtake desktop usage before 2015. In preparation, companies are developing new mobile commerce platforms, strategies, and marketing efforts. Microsoft Tag recently attempted to sum up this constantly changing space with a single infographic. Here's the summary: The mobile market is large; local searches, games, and YouTube are all doing well on Mobile; and socializing is the most prominent use of the mobile Internet. See the full infographic below. World Water Day Slideshow: Everything You Need to Know About H2O. Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap. Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I decided to take a closer look at gasoline prices around the world.

Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap

Mrs. Palin might be interested to learn, that the world already has quite a few $4-Per-Gallon Presidents. In fact, the world already has $6-Per-Gallon Parliaments, $7-Per-Gallon Prime Ministers, and $8-Per-Gallon Presidents! We've collected a broad sample of gas prices from throughout the industrialized Western world in the chart below. Important to note: this chart includes only official data from throughout the European Union and North America. All of the European data comes from the E.U.' Here are a few others countries that I thought were interesting, but for which I couldn't find official data. Nation’s GDP as US States. Way back in 2007, I found this obscure chart from The York Group on a Norwegian blog, posted previously as Countries GDP as US States.

Nation’s GDP as US States

World's nuclear reactors location. Nuclear power plants have only a few decades of working life before they have to be shut down – so how big is the problem?

World's nuclear reactors location

Roll over the circles to find out more about each site, and use the controls on the right to home in on what interests you. For instance, to view reactors of similar type and vintage to those at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan, choose 'boiling water' as the type and use the slider to select those that began construction in the 1960s and 1970s. If you'd like to see how China has been expanding its nuclear industry, check the 'under construction' box on the east Asia map. For more information, consult our source: the World Nuclear Association's Reactor Database. To learn about the most common reactor types, scroll below the graphic. Pressurised water reactors (PWRs) This is the most common type worldwide. Nuclear power: The nuclear family. Defence budgets: Military ranking. Inequality- How Rich is the SuperRich.

Women In The World. Best of FlowingData – 2/2011. February was a good month.

Best of FlowingData – 2/2011

We continue to inch closer towards the 50k-subscriber mark, and traffic-wise we're nearing that coveted 1M pageviews in a single month. It hasn't happened yet, but I think it's going to happen soon, thanks much in part to all of you. In case you missed these, here are the most popular posts from the past couple of months: Thanks again for reading and sharing.

Every tweet and like helps FD reach a wider audience, so please keep doing it (or doing it more :). 2010 US Census News & Data. The 12 States of America. World Development Indicators (subset) - Google Public Data Explorer. Our changing world in cartograms. In this series of interactive cartograms, FedEx shows our changing world (and I guess, how they are changing with it) through a variety of worldwide demographics such as access to mobile Web, growth, and happiness.

Our changing world in cartograms

Above is the cartogram for richest countries i.e. GDP. Choose a topic, press play, and the cartogram changes accordingly to match the current metric. In case you're unfamiliar with cartograms, they're the same idea as choropleth maps, but instead of using color to represent a metric, the country areas are used. A caveat of choropleth maps is that large geographic areas inevitably end up looking more prominent even if their value is lower than that of a smaller country. For example, here's the cartogram for high-technology exports. Have a look for yourself. [FedEx] 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes. Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world: That saving the poor children leads to overpopulation.

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Not only is it not right, it’s the other way around! World Health & Wealth Graph. Economic Freedom of the World.

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GDP. CO2 Emmissions- Interactive Map. Oil. Urban Population. Internet Users. Population Distribution. SHOW®- Interactive Maps. BroadBand.