The flash application referenced below displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. Each time a country emits more than 1000 tonnes of CO2, the country’s map blinks in red. CO2 emissions, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time
The New York Times provides this amazing yet simple application, where it is possible to give your state of mind in one word. I took a snapshot at 4PM ET. Mc Cain supporters feels : ELECTION DAY 08 – What One Word Describes Your Current State of Mind? – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com via kwout [...]
This web page is an amazing tutorial for application of Bayes’ theorem. One of the problem resolved by this theorem is: 1% of women at age forty who participate in routine screening have breast cancer. 80% of women with breast cancer will get positive mammographies. 9.6% of women without breast cancer will also get positive [...]
In the small film below, Jerry Andress Shows a few amazing optical illusions. We can call this perception failure: "The wonderful brain interprets something different as it actually is but it doesn’t mean that it made a mistake. It took the information that it had and did it’s best job" Learn Magic Tricks at 5min.com [...]
I recently read a book that reviews the basic notions of probability. And this book also describes the "Gambling of the Chevalier De Mere": Solving this problem, Blaise Pascal produced the basic laws of probability. Historically recorded is the fait of a swinging Flemish renaissance gentleman, the Chevalier de Mere. Around 1650, he suffered severe [...]
I just reproduced an extract below, but the full earth picture is available at Incredimazing. This picture shows: City lights Natural gas flares Wildfires Fishing fleet lights This picture is based on: Nasa’s Visible Earth map, 2001: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/ Lights data source: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, 1994-1995: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/maps.html Earth at Night | Incredimazing via kwout Technorati [...]
This page presents a summary of west philosophers: From Plato to Jean-Paul Sartre. The page heading say it all: Powered by ScribeFire.
Hans Rosling is a genius of statistics. He knows how to bring out insights from boring statistics. The following video show one of his presentation at TED: In a follow-up to his now-legendary TED2006 presentation, Hans Rosling demonstrates how developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He shows us the next generation of his [...]
Nowadays we check weather forecast on TV, on the Internet or even using a WII. But if we were alone in an island, the tips described in this wikihow article would be useful. Found via haha.