Acxiom creates an information site called “AboutTheData” in order to proactively inform consumers about how their data is being used.
Data, technology & analytics will replace 80% of what doctors do.
Hitachi has invented a glass disk that can store data on it without degrading, almost forever. It is waterproof, fireproof, resistant to chemicals, and unaffected by radio waves.
DNA is a great data storage medium because it is fantastically dense, stable, energy efficient and proven to work over a timespan of 3.5 billion years. Here’s a video that explains how researchers are working hard to store petabits of data through DNA.
An infographic is designed to convey a huge set of data in a fraction of the time that it takes to wade through a dense, numbers-heavy paragraph. The best ones are also entertaining. It’s too bad that some of them are really awful. Here is an infographic about terrible infographics.
With 32,000 designers signed up on Visual.ly and a couple million people returning each month to explore and share infographics, the site has rapidly become the leading destination for infographics and data visualization.
The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts is the first English-language volume to capture the story of Isotype
The wireless and fibre-optic links that make up the internet use electromagnetic waves to carry data as a series of pulses at a specific frequency. It is possible to increase the amount of data transmitted at a given frequency by twisting light beams in different ways. Each beam has a different angular momentum and acts as an independent channel in a larger, composite, beam.
Twitter is far from the only channel through which web users funnel data. Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.
Nerd alert! This guy figured out a way to simplify network diagrams in order to sort through data easier. He details every step of the new layout in his paper, in case you’re interested