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AA Map: Accurate Reflection of County Voting Densities

I made this map in response to the choropleth maps that have been floating around that don’t quite reflect voting populations in the US. This map is rendered based on population density by county and labeled according to RED or BLUE. Soon I will post another map that details just how “blue” or how “red” each county voted. Either way, both of these are better indications of... read more

Nanotube Chip Breakthrough

IBM scientists report success in patterning an array of carbon nanotubes on a silicon wafer and their application in the construction of hybrid chips with more than 10,000 functioning transistors. The scientists say their breakthrough promises to guarantee the sustained shrinkage of basic digital switches for more than 10 years. Stanford professor Subhasish Mitra says the advance also would likely boost... read more

NASA: Curiosity Experiences Intense Solar Storms

  On January 27th, 2012, the Curiosity spacecraft was hit with an intense solar radiation storm. No need to worry, this was part of its mission. Using its Radiation Assessment Detector, Curiosity was able to count the multitude of particles, protons, cosmic rays, and neutrons that bombarded it. With this data, NASA scientists will be able to determine the type of radiation humans could be exposed... read more

Spatial Placement of Electoral Possibilities for 2012 – NYTimes

The NYTimes has just released a chart placing all electoral votes from 2008 within their respective Dem or Rep positions. The chart also displays these perspectives with regard to % of Bachelor’s Degrees per state. Interestingly, the states with the most bachelor’s degrees, tends to vote Democrat while those with less voted for McCain in 2008. We highly recommend checking this out as it is a... read more

Drinking Water: You’re doing it wrong…

NPR posted a story not too long ago about the “myths” behind drinking water. Much of us have been told since a young age about the benefits of drinking at least eight glasses per day, or the benefits of water for our kidneys, and so on. Well, unfortunately there isn’t much science to back up these claims. Below is a list of some of the myths behind drinking water on a daily basis.  ... read more