What if natural products came with a list of ingredients?

Processed foods are notorious for their jaw-droppingly long lists of chemical-laden ingredients, each one sounding worse than the last. But as these detailed infographics show, even the simplest of foods are anything but. » 1/17/14 2:20pm 1/17/14 2:20pm

All That We Know About Musk's Hyperloop: The Infographic

As we've all heard by now Elon Musk, un-contented with running an electric car company and a spaceship company, will be announcing plans for a 30-minute round trip LA to SF transit system. Luckily, someone has shared this lovely infographic with us showing everything we know so far. » 8/08/13 4:56pm 8/08/13 4:56pm

A 1944 Electromagnetic Radiation Poster Makes Learning Retro Chic

There are lots of interactions and fields around us all the time that we can't see. Like gravity. We can always count on gravity to be there when we trip and face plant. And we interact with all different frequencies on the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation every day, which is usually fine and sometimes deadly. And … » 8/04/13 1:31pm 8/04/13 1:31pm

Infographic reveals just how far Felix Baumgartner really was from…

If you're anything like me, you were quite annoyed earlier this week by all the claims that Felix Baumgartner had jumped from "near space" or even space itself (really, Telegraph?). Not to take away from his remarkable achievement — a freefall from 128,100 feet — fearless Felix was actually very, very far from space —… » 10/17/12 7:30am 10/17/12 7:30am

Star Wars Infographics charts out the entire Skywalker story

We love a good infographic, and it's even better when it's a sleek Star Wars infographic with tiny Admiral Ackbars and precious lightsaber-wielding Jedi isotypes. Marc Morera has designed an entire collection of Star Wars infographics, each of which maps out the characters' journeys, battles, deaths, and mating… » 9/25/12 10:15am 9/25/12 10:15am

A chart of every death in Breaking Bad that can be tied back to Walter …

Walter White's metamorphosis from a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher into a lethal force of meth-slinging nature has been one of the most fascinating character transformations ever to unfold on screen. Now, in the wake of Breaking Bad's jarring (mid-season) finale, we're left to digest that transformation,… » 9/04/12 1:30pm 9/04/12 1:30pm

Interactive infographic predicts emerging technologies from now until…

Michell Zappa of the tech forecasting firm Envisioning Technologies has compiled a beautiful infographic highlighting the most significant technological innovations that we can expect to see from now until the year 2040. The graph breaks down key tech sectors by category and includes fields such as artificial… » 8/02/12 4:00pm 8/02/12 4:00pm

Play with all 786 confirmed planets in one interactive infographic!

Remember a few weeks ago when XKCD put out that killer infographic depicting all 786 of our galaxy's confirmed exoplanets in one convenient visualization? Well, thanks to some data from Planetary Habitability Laboratory and some handy codework by Lane Harrison, that infographic just got even cooler. » 7/30/12 4:00pm 7/30/12 4:00pm

All 786 confirmed planets in one handy infographic

Leave it to XKCD to whip up an awesome exoplanet infographic [click to embiggen]. I'd petition for Randall Munroe to have it made into a purchasable poster, but at the rate NASA's Kepler Mission is discovering planets beyond our solar system, it wouldn't be long before he had to update it — with way, way more planets. » 6/20/12 1:40pm 6/20/12 1:40pm

Behold xkcd's massive infographic comparing the depths of Earth's lakes…

Presumably prompted by James Cameron's journey to the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep, xkcd cartoonist Randall Munroe has plotted out the varying depths of Earth's bodies of water to scale. You can see the full version of this map by clicking the lower-right corner of the above image or clicking here. » 4/09/12 3:45pm 4/09/12 3:45pm