How (many pixels) far is it to Mars?

April 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, the Moon would be 3000 pixels away. Mars, at its closest, would be 428,000 pixels away. At the current state of space technology, it will take around 150 days to get to Mars.


Distance to Mars website, created by David Paliwoda & Jesse Williams, calculates the earth’s distance to Mars in a super cool way, in pixels.


Better to watch it on Chrome.

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DNA animated

March 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

DNA explained in a visually appealing way.

Created by Territory Studio and creative director David Sheldon-Hicks & art director William Samuel for BBC Knowledge & Learning Explainer series.

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Minimal science

March 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

When minimalism expresses the essence of meaning, design comes to honor the pioneering work of some of the world’s most famous scientists. From Darwin’s theory of evolution to Pythagoras’ theorem and Archimedes’ principle, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creates clever typographic posters of scientists’ names based on each genius’s breakthrough discovery.

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I am just a noun

October 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Who remembers Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Etienne de Silhouette? Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole in this NPR’s witty video describe the lives of people who became known mostly as nouns.

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Six degrees of artistic influences

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

We have seen her work before, illustrating the food habits of famous writers and poets.   Now Wendy MacNaughton illustrates in a visually engaging manner the Circles of Influence, created by Michelle Legro and Maria Popova, which reveal the creative encounters and intersections of different writers, scientists, genres and eras.

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Darwin, the rock star

July 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

Rene Descartes, a pop idol and Charles Darwin, the rock star. That’s how graphic designer Simon Bent decided to re-popularise some of the greatest scientists in history. In his series of illustrations Science vs. Delirium, he renders these iconic figures in the kinds of psychedelic patterns and colors, just like in 1960s acid-rock posters.

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Science songs

May 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

People have done some unexpected things in order to popularize science. But, most probably, this tops the list.

Symphony of science is an ongoing project that creates musical pieces out of scientist’s interviews, lectures or documentaries on various topics, mainly from the hard sciences and philosophy. As F, who sent the link, said: the epitomy of geekiness.

Well, I admit, this is one imaginative use of the (usually abused) AutoTune.

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