A century after it sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives, the dramatic story of the Titanic – the world’s largest ship at that time - continues to fascinate people around the world. On April 15, 1912, the great ship sank and all that’s left is the wretched wreckage at the bottom of the Atlantic; a debris field stretching about a mile long with items from the period. But her dramatic story continues to fascinate people of all ages, throughout the years, and have been told in countless ways in books, movies and TV specials.
Amazingly simple but effective infographic by ChartPorn.
Inspired by the Royksopp music video “Remind Me”, Thomas Nilsson turns storyteller with his infographic video retelling of the brothers Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale.
From CNET UK comes this animated, infographic video charting the history of the iPhone. Spanning the technological bridge, the infographic video charts how the technological and design developments of the past few decades have influenced the look, feel and features of the different models of iPhone so far. If you want to know what connects the Walkman to Tim Berners-Lee to the NeXTcube, you’ve come to the right place.
By Kelsey Keith, fastcompany.com
Just how far away can one get from the generic convenience of Starbucks, Subway, or OfficeMax at any given time? Turns out, not very. Stephen von Worley at Weather Sealed set out to chart the urban sprawl of America by mapping the 13,000+ locations of McDonald’s across the lower 48 states. With the aid of Agg Data, he created a striking map of the US, colored by distance to the nearest domestic Mickey D’s. Gorgeous, but terrifying.
Cliff Kuang of fastcompany.com writes:
Maybe ever since the Moon landing, it’s been pretty easy to overestimate the success of our space programs–when we want to go somewhere or launch something, we just do it, right? In actuality, space exploration remains a high risk endeavor, as the various Space Shuttle disasters have proven. And going to Mars? Maybe it’s out closest planet, but going there isn’t as easy as it seems.
To prove it, here’s a clever graph of all the missions ever sent to Mars. As you can see, it’s basically a bar graph; missions to Mars as listed chronologically, and the mission result is coded by how close the corresponding bar reaches to Mars.
As you can see, we should be seeing a blitz of new Mars activity in the next couple of year.