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Map of Life

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on Saturday, 09 June 2012
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Teachable Moment: Crowdsourced data gathering through a shared visualization engine provides one of the most elegant and powerful ways I've ever seen to track and underscore the importance of biodiversity.

 

References:http://www.mappinglife.org/

By bringing together all types of information about species distributions, providing model-based integration, and providing a system for users to build upon our knowledge, the Map of Life project hopes to support our community in understanding and saving the world's biodiversity. The result will ultimately be a knowledge-base and platform for species distribution map development, along with a set of tools for querying, accessing, downloading and summarizing them.

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Wind Map

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on Friday, 30 March 2012
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Teachable Moment: This beautiful visualization both communicates the real wind flows throughout the United States and also demonstrates how the intersection of scientific data with computer science and art can yield stunning images.

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How Big is Space

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Teachable Moment: Sometimes a static drawing... at scale... is more powerful than a dynamic image or movie.  This is a great graphic for teaching the magnitude of Space.

And here at Future we have a hard time thinking of a question bigger than: how big is space?

So, we set about trying to illustrate it.

Be warned: the resulting picture is big. Very big.

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Einstein Archives Online

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Teachable Moment: Anyone interested in history of science would love these archives.  From his notes deriving his famous equation to his love letters this is a treasure trove of information that humanizes this great scientist.

The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives.

DIGITIZED MANUSCRIPTS

From 2003 to 2011, the site included approximately 3,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein’s writings. This digitization of more than 900 documents written by Einstein was made possible by generous grants from the David and Fela Shapell family of Los Angeles. As of 2012, the site will enable free viewing and browsing of approximately 7,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein’s writings. The digitization of close to 2,000 documents written by Einstein was produced by the Albert Einstein Archives Digitization Project and was made possible by the generous contribution of the Polonsky Foundation. The digitization  project will continue throughout 2012.

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on Wednesday, 07 March 2012
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Teachable Moment: Science fiction has always tried to envision the "what's possible" and its great to see what they've gotten right...

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 References: http://visually.visually.netdna-cdn.com/TheFictiontoRealityTimeline_4f54e84f1553f.jpg

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Interactive Scale of the Universe

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on Wednesday, 29 February 2012
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interactive scaleTeachable Moment:
This interactive website allows kids and adults to explore the scale of the universe from 10 27th power to 10to the -35th power. I love the fact that objects of the same scale are compared. Who knew that Halley's Comet was about the size of Mount Everest? Or that Ganymede was larger than Mars?

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Comet crashes into Sun... did it cause a CME???

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Teachable Moment: Great visual of a comet hitting the sun with an in depth explanation of what we see.

Very interesting event October 1!

Posted on the Spaceweather.com site is a dramatic video of a large comet crashing into the Sun and nearly immediately a major Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) blew off the left side.  You can see this video at:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2011/03oct11/cometandcme.gif?PHPSESSID=tvcgvkmb666e1k717oadp68314

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The Batman Equation

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on Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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Teachable Moment: I'm willing to take them on faith that this equation maps out what it says it does...

You can do anything with math...

References: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/the-batman-equation.html

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Emperor of All Maladies: Visual Timeline

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on Wednesday, 20 April 2011
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Teachable Moment: The Emperor of All Maladies has been awarded the 2011 Non Fiction Pulitzer prize for it's engaging story of the search for a cure for cancer.  This visual timeline neatly synthesizes key points in the book highlighting both cultural and scientific milestones.

Takes a bit to load...patience...

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Radiation Dose Chart

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on Monday, 28 March 2011
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radiation-dose-chartTeachable Moment: This is a great image that explains radiation dosages through wonderful visuals.

Radiation Chart...

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