Schlagwort Archiv: scientific visualization

Video: Unified Field Theory

A new and fancy video is out there about the unified/uniform field theory, which “is a type of field theory that allows all that is usually thought of as fundamental forces and elementary particles to be written in terms of a single field. There is no accepted unified field theory, and thus it remains an open line of research. The term was coined by Einstein, who attempted to unify the general theory of relativity with electromagnetism.”

The Connected Universe from THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE on Vimeo.

Further information about the film and the whole project is available on this website.

Eearthquake Data Visualization 2000-2015

422 South is responsible for some very beautiful data visualizations over the past months: “This data visualization shows world earthquakes greater than magnitude 4 between 2000 and today – as at November 2015. Each dot is a quake. The brighter the dot, the bigger the quake. The dots are cumulative, so you can see the areas where quake activity is most consistently experienced”. The world’s hot spots at a glance.


Credit: 422 South

Multi-spectral Images

ESAs Sentinel satellites mission is carrying a range of technologies, such as radar and multi-spectral imaging instruments for land, ocean and atmospheric monitoring. Especially Sentinel 2 (color vision) and 3 (bigger picture) brought up some beautiful insights of our planet so far.

Zachariae glacier – the shades of grey on the left side of the image depict the static landmass, while the colours on the right show changes in sea-ice type and cover between the three radar scans:
Zachariae glacier node full image 2 Multi spectral Images

Rolling sand dunes in the expansive Rub’ al Khali desert on the southern Arabian Peninsula are pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite:
Rub al Khali node full image 2 Multi spectral Images
credit: ESA

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Global Refugee Movement 1975-2012

Brian Foo has visualized and intonated refugee data from the United Nations from 1975 to 2012. The quantity, length, and pitch of the song’s instruments are controlled by the volume of refugee movement and distance traveled between their countries of origin and asylum. His website Data Driven DJ reveals more of his pretty interesting work, check it out!

Rhapsody in Grey – Using Brain Wave Data to Convert a Seizure to Song:

credit: Brian Foo

Air Traffic

Watch the European air traffic in a visualization covering 30.000 flights in one day! Since we cannot realy grasp the amount of traffic and the activity above us, it is fascinating to watch the daily choreography at least in this way:

For airports enthusiasts, this 360 degree video showing the Dubai airport in super high definition will do the job:

Credits: NATS/Dubai360

Wind visualizations & forecast

The kick-ass website windyty.com automatically locates you and delivers information about the current wind, temperature, humidity and cloud situation in a very appealing way. Check it out!

wind art in science Wind visualizations & forecast

This website is also quite nice but is limited to the north american territory:
windmap may21 Wind visualizations & forecast

And last but not least the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has its own visualization lab that provides some wonderful perspectives of wind and clouds:

Hurricane Isaac Super Rapid Scan Imagery August 24-29, 2012 (credit: NOAA)