These Sweet 3D Fitness Landscapes Show Evolution At Work

Fitness landscapes are an effective way of showing how well organisms are doing at reproducing. Traditionally, however, these models are static snapshots of processes that often take millennia to unfold. Now, computational biologists have created a video that visualizes these adaptive landscapes over time. » 4/15/14 12:20pm 4/15/14 12:20pm

This ingenious video converts equations and diagrams into real life

Virtually everything in the Universe is driven by math, though it's often very difficult for us to see it. An illuminating new video by Yann Pineill and Nicholas Lefaucheux corrects this by aligning mathematical equations and complex diagrams alongside the day-to-day machinations of the world around us. » 10/28/13 9:20am 10/28/13 9:20am

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

Heat map of the Sun looks like something Monet would be proud of

NASA's Nicholeen Viall has developed a new visualization technique for studying the Sun's temperature fluctuations — and the eye-catching results are startlingly beautiful. Each color-coded area in Viall's composition represents the star's temperature shifts over the course of a 12-hour span. The new method could… » 7/23/12 9:30am 7/23/12 9:30am