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June 20 2013

Science Podcast - Mapping the brain, atomic theory, U.S. research, and more (21 June 2013)

Katrin Amunts discusses a new, ultra-high resolution map of the human brain; David Clary talks about the 100th anniversary of Niels Bohr’s atomic theory; Jeff Mervis asks how long U.S. research institutions can stay on top; and more.

February 02 2013

Animierte Grenzen



30-second animation of the changes in U.S. historical county boundaries,
1629 – 2000:


American Newspapers and Historical County Boundaries (1689-2000):

This visualization correlates the following data: 1) A database of newspapers published in the United States from the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database, prepared and generously shared by the Rural West Initiative, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University. — 2) The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries provided by The Newberry Library’ Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture.

German Language Newspapers in the US:

This animation is taken from the interactive data visualization of the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” directory of US newspapers. It shows all German-language newspapers in the US from 1690 to 2011:




(Gefunden bei publications.newberry.org)

Reposted from02mysoup-aa 02mysoup-aa

July 03 2008

TERRA 435: Burning the Future: Coal in America PREVIEW

Do you ever wonder where the juice to charge your iPod was produced? Like over half the electricity in the United States, it probably came from a coal-fired power plant run on coal from the mountains of West Virginia. This reliance on coal raises a score of questions about people, land, and a region's future. In the first of a three-part series of excerpts from "Burning the Future: Coal in America", we meet some of the West Virginians affected by our country's coal policy and see some of the health and ecological costs wrought by it.
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