V-RESAS System in Japan

There’s a beautiful and informative system running in Japan called “V-RESAS” where RESAS stands for: Regional Economy Society Analyzing System I guess the “V” must mean “Visual” because it’s gorgeous.

Cholera in London (1854)

John Snow’s map is one of the world’s first examples of leveraging visualization to track down the center of an epidemic. He placed bars to represent individual deaths at each location in a London neighborhood to figure out where the outbreak actually came from. Answer? A water pump.

Bats As Virus Supercarriers

Ever since I heard the 40 ℃/104 ℉ stat on bats’ body temperatures in flight and how they represent 1/5th of all mammals on earth, it’s put things in perspective for me. That means that they can carry a virus perfect for humans while flying — and not kill it. Not great, huh?

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