sábado, 25 de mayo de 2013
Follow the journey into the construction of this giant vessel. Triple-E's will reduce CO2 emissions by about 50 percent per container moved. See how energy efficiency, economy of scale and the environment inspired their design.
viernes, 24 de mayo de 2013
On April 12, 2013, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached its final altitude of 705 kilometers (438 miles). One week later, the satellite’s natural-color imager scanned a swath of land 185-kilometers wide and 9,000 kilometers long (120 by 6,000 miles)—an unusual, unbroken distance considering 70 percent of Earth is covered with water.
viernes, 17 de mayo de 2013
viernes, 10 de mayo de 2013
miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2013
Even more mindblowing: said circle is mostly water.
This simple but eye-opening take on global population distribution comes from redditor valeriepieris, who writes:
Additional things I've realized: There are more Muslims in the circle than outside of it. There are more Hindus in the circle than outside of it. There are more Buddhists in the circle than outside of it... The circle pulls all of this off while being mostly water and including the most sparsely populated country on earth (Mongolia).
Yes, we realize this is a compromise projection (a Winkel Tripel projection, to be exact) and that the "circle" in this image is not actually a circle, but that's besides the point. What's truly noteworthy about this visualization is how clearly and effectively it conveys an astonishing truth about the world. More to the point: the design concept is so straightforward, a 5-year-old can wrap her head around its meaning; and yet the ideas and discussions it engenders – about population density, about government, about political ideologies, about the expansion of human populations – are effectively limitless. Several such discussions have popped up over on reddit. You can check them out here.
...also 99.9% of the world Panda population...
Hats off, valeriepieris. This one had us rubbing our eyes in astonishment.
martes, 7 de mayo de 2013
The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.
Designers: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh