Data Visualization Births / Deaths


Dealing with large scale data is one aspect of web development that has seen a meteoric rise lately. It leaves devs with a problem they rarely encounter - having too much content. Most designers and developers I know spend quite a bit of time prying information out of clients and utilizing a few layout tricks to make it look good. Dealing with "big data" leaves you in quite the opposite situation. While doing some research on a recent project I ran into an interesting subset of data. Researcher Brad Lyon created a beta project titled Data Visualization Births / Deaths in Real-Time that displays a simulated, real-time graph of births and deaths in the US. While this information might come off…

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What did Kyoto Achieve? [Kyoto Infographic]


View this Kyoto Infographic Kyoto was the largest pollution mitigation program in the last 100years... But what did it actually get done? This Kyoto infographic shows you a few important details. Was the U.S.'s withdrawal (followed by Canada) really a good idea? Take a detailed look at this Kyoto infographic and I think you'll get a clearer picture almost immediately.…

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Local Farming Support with an Urban Farm


I detest the phrase "outside of the box"... Maybe not as much as the word "synergy", but close. Macro problems like world hunger need "left-field" ideas as far as I'm concerned, but the more I think about this approach the more advantages I seem to find. If you look at government assistance programs and you have at least half a heart, you're confronted with a problem. Assistance programs are intended to be "safety-nets" - measures to protect the most vulnerable from hitting points of despair... Homelessness, hunger, shelter, medical, etc. But how do you prevent people from taking advantage of these programs? It's a tough issue, but a cause a HUGE majority of our population would support. The only people…

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