visualizations

tech-science

People Are Wearing Data Charts to Visualize the Climate Crisis

Broadcast meteorologists, scientists, and activists are participating in the #ShowYourStripes project on Friday to show how the climate crisis affects their countries.
Becky Ferreira
6.21.19
Alien Worlds

Explore Distant Exoplanets With These NASA Simulations

Scientists have discovered thousands of alien worlds beyond the solar system. Here’s what some of them might look like on the surface.
Becky Ferreira
5.30.18
Start Rolling Your Blunts

Roll Your Blunts and Take a Trip Through the Orion Nebula

A close-up view of one of the night sky’s most spectacular features.
Becky Ferreira
5.17.18
nasa

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.18
Way-Wayback Machine

Stare Into the Vacant Eyes of Some Tweens Who Lived 30,000 Years Ago

Nice mammoth-bone beadwork, Sungir folks.
Becky Ferreira
10.6.17
Skateboarding

Artists Turn Skateboarding Tricks into Awesome 3D-Printed Sculptures

Using tracking electronics and software, artist Paul Ferragut of Convivial Studio is turning skateboarding tricks into works of art.
DJ Pangburn
8.1.17
Design

Introducing WikiGalaxy, an Incredible 3D Visualization of Wikipedia

Owen Cormec has transformed 100,000 entries from the free encyclopedia into a growing nebula of human knowledge.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.26.16
nasa

Google’s ‘Timelapse’ Exposes Human Damage to Earth Over 32 Years

From the development of the Alberta oil sands to the desertion of Chernobyl, our satellites have been watching.
Becky Ferreira
12.2.16
Motherboard Blog

Nearly 2,000 Planets That Could Hold Water, Visualized

Not too hot, not too cold, and not very close to home at all.
Clinton Nguyen
12.17.15
video

Watch What Happens When a Black Hole Swallows a Star

It’s not clean, that’s for sure.
Clinton Nguyen
10.22.15
News

This Technicolor 3D Cancer Model Lets Researchers Glimpse a Tumor’s Evolution

Each color represents the out-of-control behavior of different cell types.
Emiko Jozuka
8.26.15
video

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Hologram Projector

All you need is an old jewel case and X-acto knife.
Rachel Pick
8.3.15
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