Here's What City Transit Looks Like When Everything Runs On Time

If you take public transit in a big city, especially New York City, you know the stresses of train delays. But in a perfect world, the flow of transportation is actually an elegantly coordinated system. A visualization called Travic, a collaboration between Geops and the University of Freiburg, lets you look down on… » 5/08/14 1:03pm 5/08/14 1:03pm

This bastard kills more humans than all the deadliest animals combined

This little bastard is the deadliest animal in the world, with an estimated 750,000 human deaths every year. According to this great visualization posted by Bill Gates, mosquitoes kill 163,780 more humans than all the other "dangerous" animals combined, including sharks, snakes, and humans—the second deadliest animal. » 4/28/14 7:37pm 4/28/14 7:37pm

Visualization reveals how the number Pi looks (spoiler: Pretty!)

Cristian Ilies Vasile has created the coolest visualization of Pi I've seen. First he divided a circle in 10 segments, from 0 to 9. Then he traced a path going from the third segment to the first segment. From 1, the path jumps to 4, then back to 1, then 5 and so on. After a while, π appears in front of your eyes.… » 4/23/14 6:00pm 4/23/14 6:00pm

All the gold in the world visualized in 3D

You are looking at the top government gold reserves stacked in 400-ounce Gold bars, according to Demonocracy—a ranking headed by the United States, Germany and the International Monetary Fund. But how much gold has been mined through the entire history of the world? Here's what it looks like, compared to the Statue of… » 2/04/14 7:45pm 2/04/14 7:45pm

Watch how scary fast an epidemic would spread disease across the world

If you want to put on a surgical mask, rubber gloves, goggles, ear muffs and trap yourself in a plastic bubble after watching this terrifying video of how fast an epidemic would spread across the world, well, I'd totally understand. Because it's crazy fast. Using the world's air transportation network, theoretical… » 12/13/13 12:09am 12/13/13 12:09am