I am in Austin, Texas for some training. Here is a neat infographic that was created for SXSW 2012 that depicts what to see that is the best of the city while you’re in Austin. Find out what the locals do and the favorite Austinite hotspots with this infographic guide created by Loku.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine yesterday, carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members from the Netherlands to Malaysia.
The infographic below from the UK website, The Conversation, shows confirmed information as of 8:24am BST today.
Ukrainian authorities had closed airspace up to 32,000ft. Despite this, the aircraft’s flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MH17 was flying at 33,000ft when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile.
The aircraft did not make a distress call.
This infographic is from Bill Gates’ blog from back in April of this year. It is probably more disturbing to see we are the second most dangerous animal in the world. The mosquito, which is very small, kills the most.
Here is part of what Bill notes.
What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans?
Of course the answer depends on how you define dangerous. Personally I’ve had a thing about sharks since the first time I saw Jaws. But if you’re judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn’t any of the above. It’s mosquitoes.
When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close.
What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? Despite their innocuous-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate people for days at a time. It threatens half of the world’s population and causes billions of dollars in lost productivity annually. Other mosquito-borne diseases include dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.
There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito, and mosquitoes are found in every region of the world except Antarctica. During the peak breeding seasons, they outnumber every other animal on Earth, except termites and ants. They were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths during the construction of the Panama Canal. And they affect population patterns on a grand scale: In many malarial zones, the disease drives people inland and away from the coast, where the climate is more welcoming to mosquitoes.
Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. Mosquitoes kill 50,000 times as many people, but if there’s a TV channel that features Mosquito Week, I haven’t heard about it.
That’s why we’re having Mosquito Week on the Gates Notes.
I hope you find this as interesting as I do.
Source: Haydn Simons, The Illustrated Game – A Map Of World Cup Brazil 2014, November 28, 2013, http://www.haydnsymons.com/news/the-illustrated-game-a-map-of-world-cup-brazil-2014/.
Haydn’s comments on creating this infographic:
Personally, I can’t think of anything better than illustration mixed with sport, or even better, football! While on Twitter the other day I stumbled across an online publication which features illustration and football, which showcases some great work, so I decided to try my hand at it too. After getting in touch with Joe, we decided that I would produce a guest illustration of Brazil World Cup 2014 map, showing the stadiums which are going to be used for the tournament. After researching (and seeing how much it’s going to cost Brazil!) I sketched out my idea from my sketchbook into this final illustrated map. The map includes stadiums like Rio De Janeiro, a fantastic stadium which overlooks the great city, where the final will be based. I really enjoyed researching about the World Cup 2014, and look forward to producing another illustration for ‘The Illustrated Game’. Be sure to check out their tumblr blog, it’s well worth a look at some great illustration on show.
La Coupe de Monde. La Copa del Mundo. The World Cup. No matter what language you say it in the biggest competition in football always means the same thing; a summer festival for millions watching the beautiful game.
Every edition of the World Cup is special in it’s own right but this year stands out from the rest; football is heading back to its spiritual home, Brazil.
The Seleção are aiming for a historic sixth triumph in front of an expectant home crowd – the pressure is on for Neymar & co. to deliver the goods in classic Jogo Bonito style.
Of course part of the World Cup legend are the iconic stadia; from the timeless twin towers of Wembley to the newly-revamped Maracanã which will take pride of place at this year’s tournament, these coliseums have provided the platforms for the most iconic moments in the history of the game.
The Grassform Group provided me their infographic of World Cup Final Stadiums. I have included it below for your review.
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Deciding where in California to hang your hoody used to be quite simple: if your career goals even remotely touched on the entertainment industry, you went to Los Angeles. If tech was your thing, San Francisco had your name written all over it. So entrepreneurs, developers, and leagues of other tech workers knew exactly where to go to make it big. But times are changing.
Over the last couple years, startups have increasingly passed over SF in favor of the burgeoning startup scene in the sunny south. Intrigued, we decided to dig a little deeper in an attempt to figure out who has it better. Which city offers the ideal combo of glorious weather, job opportunities aplenty, rent that won’t suck you dry, a vibrant dating scene, and, of course, a wide variety of gourmet food trucks to fuel all those hours spent behind a monitor? Take a quick journey through our infographic and decide for yourself – where would you rather make your tech dreams come true?
Source: Lauren Gard, [Infographic] LA vs SF – Where Do Tech Workers Have It Better?, Hired.com, June 4, 2014, https://blog.hired.com/los-angeles-vs-san-francisco-infographic/.