Another glitched-out model, created from 100 random photographs.
Video (yes, video: recorded with two cameras and converted to the image we see here) of a virus attempting to enter a cell. A complex problem, likened in the article to trying to film something the size and speed of a hummingbird flying around in a space as large as a backyard.
Stress test video of a very tiny 3d-printed structure (10um = ~0.000039 inches), via Ars Technica (also includes a very cool graph that includes all materials, rated by hardness and density).
URLs are likely some of the most common forms of reading and writing in our daily lives. We might not be able to quote a line from Shakespeare, but most of us probably know the address www.google.com . Whois makes available what appears to be a fairly comprehensive list of .com domain names : a rich data set to mine.
The data itself is not in a tidy or easily-accessible format, but after some clever command-line downloading and Python cleanup , I downloaded and extracted 102,204,367,101 (102.2 billion) URLs. Many lines of inquiry could be traced through this data, but this post suggests two: the most common words used in web addresses, and an analysis of their first-letters.
An image of Mount Sharp and Yellowknife Bay on Mars, created by the NY Times by combining many still images from the Curiosity Rover taken on January 27, 2103 (Sol 170). While the light in this image is amazing, more interesting is the Times’ thoughts on the rover and storytelling.
From Jonathan Corum’s notes for his talk at the Visualized conference: “…since there’s no single narrative of what the rover has been up to, I tried to pull information from multiple sources, and string that into a simple, continuous narrative.”