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Happy 40th Birthday Cell Phone!

On this date forty years ago the first cell phone call was made in New York City by Motorola’s Martin Cooper. To celebrate the 40th birthday of the cell phone, Column Five teamed up with Mashable to bring us the ...
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Visualizing the Russian Meteor Blast

For those that missed it (and considering the massive impact few could), a huge meteorite hit earth last week in Russia. In the land of the dash camera, videos far and wide captured the very rare event in its full ...
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Ah-choo! Visualizing The True Cost of Getting the Flu

It’s that time of year again, the flu season. The time of year where everyone at your office is, “Ah-Choo-ing!” on keyboards and sink faucets, manhandling microwave and refrigerator door handles, drooling on water fountains, and somehow managing to press ...
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Visualized: Surprising Facts About the Pyramids

The story behind mankind is a wild epic; a tale of determination and survival by a species that holds superior thinking power to any other life form around them. It’s a tale that spans thousands of years and documents the ...
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One Hot Year: Visualizing US Fires in 2012

By just about any standard, 2012 was a massive year for U.S. wildfires. According to data from both the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and NASA, over 9.1 million acres burned this year… and that was only tracking until November ...
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How an Interactive Designer Sees Breakfast

Just what do you see when you’re eating cereal for breakfast? Some literal thinkers might see just what’s there – a bowl of cereal, something to eat and provide nourishment. Individuals with a bit more artistic inclination might see the ...