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Eyes on the Solar System

Eyes on the Solar System

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2012 - 10 - Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe 4.88 /5 ( 57 votes cast) Rate this Video Part 1: The essential collection of visualisation resources This is the first part of a multi-part series designed to share with readers an inspiring collection of the most important, effective, useful and practical data visualisation resources. The series will cover visualisation tools, resources for sourcing and handling data, online learning tutorials, visualisation blogs, visualisation books and academic papers. Your feedback is most welcome to help capture any additions or revisions so that this collection can live up to its claim as the essential list of resources. This first part presents the data visualisation tools associated with conducting analysis, creating effective graphs and implementing business intelligence operations.

NASA Supermassive-Black-Hole Gravity Discovery: "Confirms Einstein's Theory of Space-Time" Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton , have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun that lies at the dust- and gas-filled heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365 (image above). Measuring the spin of a supermassive black hole is fundamental to understanding its past history and that of its host galaxy. The observations are a powerful test of Einstein's theory of general relativity, which says gravity can bend space-time, the fabric that shapes our universe, and the light that travels through it.

Big Data means Advanced Data Visualization The last few years have been particularly exciting for data visualizations. We’ve witnessed a boom in the popularity of infographics and in tools to help create everyday visualizations for practical purposes. With all these exciting developments it’s difficult not to wonder what the future of this field will look like. Send a Postcard to Curiosity! - Mars Science Laboratory Send a Postcard to Curiosity! Share53 Share57 PrevNext The MARS Journal Vol 5, pp 76-128 - Geologic mapping and characterization of Gale Crater and implications for its potential as a Mars Science Laboratory landing site 1Ryan B. Anderson and 1James F. Bell III Texas drought maps and photos Various plans for dealing with future droughts and growing demand for water in Texas exist, but most comprehensive — and accepted — is the state Water Plan. It offers a frank assessment of the current landscape, saying Texas “does not and will not have enough water to meet the needs of its people, its businesses, and its agricultural enterprises.” It predicts that “if a drought affected the entire state like it did in the 1950s,” Texas could lose around $116 billion, over a million jobs, and the growing state's population could actually shrink by 1.4 million people. The water plan also offers a range of solutions for dealing with the problem, focusing mainly on conservation and efficiency, but also on building new reservoirs, tapping additional sources of water underground and treating effluent water. The biggest question, however is where the money will come from to pay for it.

Power Book This is a versatile yet easy to use and configure AS3 Flip Book application – XML driven You can create all your pages directly from the XML , loading their background and content from external images or swf files, add text with links, add a background music, contact and share windows, create a summary, load multiple books... and much more! You can add as many pages and books as you want, and there are so many options you can easily set to configure your book content and appearance. VERSION : 1.30 [ SWF + SWC + Standalone app (mac&win) ] [ AS3 – Flash player 10 – FLA : Flash CS4 + CS5 ] DEMO SONG : Passing By (you need to buy it from AudioJungle if you want to use it in your books) WHAT WILL YOU GET (that most of the other flip books does not have): Visualize this: Is it information or is it art? By John Grimwade An old infographic chestnut. It’s always been a tricky balance between getting the story across, and making a great image. But thanks to some serious computing power, we’ve arrived at a crunch point. In one corner of the ring is information, and in the other is art, and they’ve been slugging it out. Big revelation: The biggest trend in infographics right now is data visualization.