The Electromagnetic Spectrum - Messaging Extraterrestrial intelligence

The Electromagnetic Spectrum – Messaging Extraterrestrial intelligence

November 14, 2012

This poster shows the EM spectrum: Tools that are used for listening and observing EM waves in space are listed above the spectrum. Small lines indicate the in and outgoing communications with theoritical alien civilizations. Published in 2010, Faces From Earth Source

The Surprising Energy Used In Google Search

The Surprising Energy Used In Google Search

November 13, 2012

Doing a Google search doesn’t cause any CO2 emissions, does it? It turns out that it does. Find out how much of a carbon footprint Google leaves for each search and the surprising amount of energy consumed by the world’s most popular search engine. Source

Tree Bombing: An Ingenius and Elegant Solution

Tree Bombing: An Ingenius and Elegant Solution

November 12, 2012

Tree bombing, which is also known as aerial forestation, has been around for years while not that many people know of it. This infographic explains tree bombing and points out all of the useful benefits tree bombing brings. Reducing CO2 and producing oxygen makes tree bombing a useful and practical tool. Source

The Sounds of Earth Record Cover

The Sounds of Earth Record Cover

November 11, 2012

This gold aluminium cover was designed to protect the Voyager 1 and 2 “Sounds of Earth” gold-plated records from micrometeorite bombardment, but also serves a double purpose in providing the finder a key to playing the record. The explanatory diagram appears on both the inner and outer surfaces of the cover, as the outer diagram […]

Boiling Points

Boiling Points

November 10, 2012

A simple info graphic that illustrates the different boiling points for various substances. Source

Earth To Cross: Comet Deluge

Earth To Cross: Comet Deluge

November 9, 2012

Astronomers expect spectacular displays of meteor showers over North America and Europe on Wednesday and Thursday as the earth crosses the path of comet Swift-Tuttle’s orbit. Source

Guide To Steel

Guide To Steel

November 8, 2012

Ever wonder how steel is made or what the different types of steel are? Want to find out the tallest buildings in the US that are made from steel. This infographic has all those answers and more. Source

Villarsia in Australia

Villarsia in Australia

November 7, 2012

This Infographic displays taxonomic revision of Villarsia (Menyanthacea) in Australia: Molecular and morphological evidence. Source

Gowalla NASA Map

Gowalla NASA Map

November 6, 2012

In honor of the Discovery Space Shuttle’s second to last mission on 11/1/10, NASA and location-based social networking service Gowalla have launched a new “item”, the Moon Rock, which users can find in Museums, Libraries and other NASA-related points across the country. Source

Officials: Largest nuclear power plant in us equippid energencies

Officials: Largest nuclear power plant in us equippid energencies

November 5, 2012

PHOENIX – Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station features stronger containment domes than the Japanese plant damaged by a tsunami, has multiple sources of backup power and has enough water on hand to cool its reactors for a year, plant officials told the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday. Source

Science of Lines

Science of Lines

November 4, 2012

Much of the work grows from more nuanced understandings of how people perceive waiting in line. Shoppers tend to become impatient quickly and fail to take into account key indicators of what may slow down a line. Source

Sizing Up Space: A Visual History (Shuttle)

Sizing Up Space: A Visual History (Shuttle)

November 3, 2012

In the three decades of NASA’s space shuttle program, hundreds of astronauts flew aboard the five spaceships. Find out about the missions, astronauts and vehicles and life in space. (See also:Astronauts) Source