RePress project. Factropolis. Storyful. Futurity.org. X planes. I’ve been busy raising an heir, and also plotting what will be the greatest science fiction novel of the new millennium (in my head, of course).
I’ll be back soon. oh, ok. this can’t really wait until next year.. (via Code One Magazine’s Facebook page) the year has escaped me. I’ll be back in 2014. goodwill to all of you. (photo via The Aviation Historian’s page on Facebook) we left things back in October with this image, which I found in an old post on Scott Lowther’s “The Unwanted Blog” a bit of hunting lead to me finding and purchasing a book entitled “Aerostatische Flugkörper, schwerer als Luft" ("Aerostatic missiles, heavier than air”) by Bernhard de Temple - a German professor who worked on a number of academic, professional and personal aerostatic projects between about 1982 to 2005 - and who died in April of this year.
There are several outlandish and grand designs among his work, and I ‘ll be posting a number of these over the next few days. up next… Absence V-Force 117 aircraft! Global Terrorism Database. The updated GTD WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of yearly terrorist attacks worldwide from 1970-2013.
It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team. Automated geocoding from the OpenCage Geocoder supplements the geocoding available in the public dataset. Global Terrorism in 2013 uses Odyssey.js (from CartoDB) to display an animation of the progression of terrorist attacks around the world in 2013, highlighting details of notable attacks in the GTD. Periscopic, a data visualization firm that promotes information transparency and public awareness, has produced an innovative, interactive tool that allows users to explore the impact and dynamics of GTD perpetrator groups. The GTD Data Rivers 2.0 application is an interactive visualization tool that allows users to explore patterns of terrorism in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD).
How do you use the GTD? Web of Stories. Download Graphic Images from the Hillis/Bull Lab. Return to "Download Files" Page You are welcome to download the following graphic image of the Tree of Life for non-commercial, educational purposes: Tree of Life (~3,000 species, based on rRNA sequences) (pdf, 368 KB) (see Science, 2003, 300:1692-1697) This file can be printed as a wall poster.
Printing at least 54" wide is recommended. Tree of Life tattoo, courtesy of Clare D'Alberto, who is working on her Ph.D. in biology at the University of Melbourne. The organisms depicted in this tattoo are (starting at 4 o'clock and going around clockwise): (1) a cyanobacterium (Anabaena); (2) a radiolarian (Acantharea); (3) a dinoflagellate (Ceratium); (4) an angiosperm (Spider Orchid); (5) a couple species of fungi (Penicillium and a yeast); (6) a ctenophore (comb jelly); (7) a mollusc (nudibranch); (8) an echinoderm (brittle star); and (9) a vertebrate (Weedy Sea Dragon).