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The elderly population of the world is growing at its fastest rate ever

on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 04:14

Click to launch the Interactive Our Aging World

Ben Fry, from Fathom has created the data visualization Our Aging World using population estimated from The World Population Prospects, 2008 Revision, UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division. 

"According to the United Nations, the elderly population of the world is growing at its fastest rate ever. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged 60 or over.

Drought across US: situation, trend and extend

on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 02:38

This year 2012, the U.S. is dealing with the most extensive and prolonged drought conditions in more than 50 years.

Drought situation and trend in U.S. 

The New York Times report Drought and Deluge in the Lower 48 published in August 10, 2012 illustrates the time series of drought and deluge in US from 1900 to present using a data visualization created by  Mike Bostock and Shan Carter. 

Click on above image to see the interactive data visualization.
This data visualization shows the proportion of the contiguous U.S. in various stages of drought over 118 years of record-keeping.

NPR: U.S. Census 2010

on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 17:28

NPR: U.S Census 2010 is an interactive map that allows users to explore total population and hispanic population by States and Counties across US.

Hover over Sate on map to get additional information by demographic categories and zoom in/out or enter a zip code to have more detailled data by location.

This map is created by Development SEED, designed in TileMill

Fire forecast across United States

on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 03:09

Fire Forecast visualized by NPR. This interactive map by Matt Stiles, Stephanie D'Otreppe and Brian Boyer shows current large wildfires and forecast burning conditions in the lower 48 states of US. It provides a daily update on burning conditions across the country. 

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Measuring the Universe

on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:12

'Measuring the Universe: from the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos'. is an interesting film that describes the concept of measuring the universe in a very comprehensive and simple way.

This video was published by The Greenwhich Royal Observatory

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Virginia Earthquake, Aug 23, 2011

on Sat, 08/27/2011 - 01:56

An strong earthquake was felt in Washington Metropolitan Area this Tuesday August 23rd, 2011. According to reports, it was felt in most of the Mid Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Massachusetts.

A data visualization of the Virginia Earthquake 2011 is presented below. A dashboard including three views dynamically linked, two maps illustrating the location of the earthquake and aftershocks, and a time line chart that presents the moment in which the earthquake and aftershocks occurred.

Source: US Geological Survey (USGS)

More detailed information about the Virginia Earthquake 2011 is