The NAS group at NASA has posted a neat timeline of the growth of their HPC and visualization efforts going back to `83. With lots of CFD tools, it’s amazing to see how far the field has grown over the last 30 years. NAS Modeling and Visualization Through the Years.
Infothestics points us to a new tool from the folks at visual.ly called “Start Up Universe“. It’s an interactive visualization of the large Crunchbase database, showing the various connections between startups, founders, and venture capital companies that fund them. All startups are represented as circles that are colored according to one of the 19 categories […]
Nathan Yau from FlowingData found a great paper in Nature discussing the importance and problems of visualizing uncertainty from various datasats. Focusing most heavily on genomic data, his results are applicable to a wide variety of datatypes. Statistical uncertainty weighs heavily on visualization. Every data point has uncertainty associated with it, Krzywinski says. Adding those […]
Those of you that run Windows and use NVidia graphics hardware might want to take this little tip from LifeHacker Australia under advisement and check out your NVidia driver folders. For most it won’t matter, but if you upgrade often or are running on a tiny drive (like an SSD), you might find some valuable […]
Robert Kosara has a great writeup on the problems of the Rainbow Colormap, something that’s been a hotly debated topic at the last few VisWeeks and a long-running complaint of many in the scivis field. Perhaps my favorite part is his simple synopsis of why the known-bad colormap still persists: Given the issues, why are […]
For those of you working in the scientific visualization or HPC spaces, you should consider submitting something to this year’s SC13 Scientific Visualization Showcase in Denver, CO. The Scientific Visualization Showcase is back for a third year. Selected entries will be displayed live in a museum/art gallery format so that attendees can experience and enjoy […]
Eventually, almost every business makes a video to use for training, marketing, or advertising. Unless you’re in the minority, you probably want something that looks professional and high quality. This infographic covers some of the basics you’ll want to be aware of before you begin creating your own video. Via: KZO Innovations
In a move that might finally bring WebGL out of the “chrome experiments” and “neat widgets” world and into mainstream, Microsoft has finally caved and decided to include native WebGL support in the upcoming IE11. In a massive about-turn, after declaring WebGL to be insecure and working on its own HTTP replacement, IE11 will support […]