21
Aug, 2012

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

The World of 100

overonehundred:

Toby Ng – The World of 100

Have you ever asked yourself, what would the World look like as a small community of 100 people? Probably not. However, it is something to think about, as the reality would be startling – as much as you’d think so, the village would only have 7 computers, and only 1 person in the World Village would be educated at University level.

These facts are something that designer Toby Ng has thought about very carefully, and turned the results of his findings into a series of twenty infographics depicting ‘The World of 100’. Although aesthetically beautiful, with sharp lines and bold, vibrant colours, these infographics are often horrifying.

The posters look as though they have come straight out of a children’s book; is this to mirror the naivety of those that are most likely to be looking at them on their computers?

“Look, this is the World we are living in.”

– Toby Ng

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Aug, 2012
Shiho Nakaoka

Shiho Nakaoka, Waseda University Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (1st year master’s candidate, biochemistry)

From Japan Today:

At Japanese universities, female science and engineering majors are definitely in the minority. Even in Tokyo, it’s not uncommon for ladies to make up less than 10% of enrollment for science departments. But the elusive “rikei joshi,” or “science girl,” does exist and Japanese student organization CURIE is holding a pageant called “Miss Rekei Contest” to give them a chance to prove they’ve got beauty as well as brains.

Link to the rest at Japan Today

20
Aug, 2012

From Fastcoexist:

After making an infographic depicting how much space would be needed to house the entire world’s population based on the densities of various global cities, Tim De Chant of Per Square Mile got to thinking about the land resources it takes to support those same cities. “Just looking at a city’s geographic extents ignores its more important ecological footprint,” he writes. “How much land would we really need if everyone lived like New Yorkers versus Houstonians?”

via @davepell’s NextDraft newsletter

06
Aug, 2012

jtotheizzoe:

jtotheizzoe:

Whoa! The Curiosity rover parachute descent captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter!

A spacecraft, orbiting another planet, captured a picture of another spacecraft landing on that planet.

This isn’t the first time it has gotten a shot like this.

(image by NASA/JPL)

Updated with a higher-res photo showing the surrounding Martian terrain.