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Catching a real ball in virtual reality

Man wears virtual reality headset. Another man throws a ball to headset-wearing man. Headset-wearing man catches actual ball displayed in virtual reality.

Economics of airline class

Wendover Productions explains basic economics of airline classes. The passengers in first class and business, assuming seats are occupied, make much more for airlines than the economy class.

Conflicted public opinion about global warming


Based on estimates from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, The New York Times mapped the percentage of people who think global warming will harm the country against the percentage of people who think it will harm them personally.

Simulation shows how your mouth works when you talk


You have a mouth with a bunch of tissue in it and manipulate your tongue, lips, throat, and other pieces so that somehow words come out.

Shifting national budget


The Washington Post looks at the shifting national budget over the past 40 years. Be sure to keep scrolling past the first overall to see the funding for departments separately.

When Americans Lost Their Virginity


Everyone has his or her own timeline, but here it is in general for Americans. Read More

Penrose map binning


Cartographer Daniel Huffman tried out Penrose tiling for binning in maps: A Penrose tiling is a form of tessellation.

Interactive or not to interactive visualization?


In a recent talk, New York Times graphics editor Gregor Aisch noted that only 10 to 15 percent of readers who visit an interactive visualization on their site actually click on anything.

Visualization choice depends on the data and the questions


When you don’t know where to start with a dataset, try to come up with a question. It’ll point you in the direction you want to go, as this guide by Frédérik Ruys shows you.

Most typical city in America


Here’s a fun piece by Karl Sluis. He looked at eight demographic metrics, such as population, age, and income (based on estimates from the American Community Survey) and found the “most typical” city in America that sat around the median of all the measurements.

Scale of Aleppo against Berlin and London


A lot of people around the world including myself don’t quite understand the scale of what’s going on in Syria.

Find a safe bike route with this map


Spring is in the air in a lot of places, and that means it’s time to dig up the bicycle from winter hibernation and have a ride.

How many tables restaurant servers have to wait on to earn minimum wage


In most states, there is minimum wage and there is tipping minimum wage. For those who earn the latter, most of their income comes from tips.

Pie charts are okay


There were some ripples in the space time continuum recently about a pizza and a pie chart. It looked like a pie chart but was actually just a pizza with numbers around it.

Republicans’ health care plan compared against Obamacare


Based on estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz for The Upshot compare the tax credits for individuals under the Republicans’ proposed health care plan against Obamacare.

Infographic tools before the computer


There was a time when charts and infographics were drawn by hand, because computers weren’t affordable or commonplace.

When You Can Have a Beer


As you probably know, different countries have different legal age limits for drinking alcoholic beverages.

Data visualization GIFs


The nice thing about animated GIFs for visualization is that they can get a message across pretty quickly, which lends itself to potential shares.

Making annotation easier with d3.js


There are two main reasons annotation is often a challenge. The first is that writing copy that is succinct with the right amount of detail is tricky.

Prophet for forecasting with a lot of data

Facebook released Prophet, which is a procedure to quickly forecast with time series data. Prophet is a procedure for forecasting time series data.


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