DIY home improvement in the space station looks hard and dangerous

I've never seen one of these ISS spacewalk fly-throughs. NASA TV always shows close-up views of their work, but this visualization of the yesterday's spacewalk narrated by NASA Spacewalk Officer Jaclyn Kagey puts everything in perspective. It is a very hard, tedious, and dangerous "home improvement" work. » 10/08/14 9:00pm 10/08/14 9:00pm

Beautiful music of a string quartet visualized as colorful dot clouds

This cool video produced by the New York Times tries to explain the mystery of how a string quartet communicates by transforming their movements into visual data. Every member plays a different and very complex rhythm but, when the four combine, the result is perfectly harmonious. » 9/24/14 10:00pm 9/24/14 10:00pm

Cool 3D visualization captures the motion of famous olympic athletes

Felix Deimann—a motion designer based in Dortmund, Germany—created this awesome video that captures the motion of famous olympic athletes like Nadia Comăneci, Michael Phelps, the US basketball Dream Team and Usain Bolt, turning it into a continuous flow of beautiful abstract shapes. » 8/16/14 7:25am 8/16/14 7:25am

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. The… » 4/23/14 6:00pm 4/23/14 6:00pm