Patents in US / Brevetti negli USA

(EN) Every week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes a file with the list of about 3000 new patents registered. Richard Vijgen has created a web application to navigate and explore those patents through an infographic interface. You can also browse by date and the image of this post shows italian patents registered this week in USA.  The source code is available ! ————– (IT) Ogni settimana l’ United States Patent and Trademark Office pubblica un file con la lista dei circa 3000 nuovi brevetti registrati. Richard Vijgen ha creato un’applicazione web interattiva per espolorare quei brevetti attraverso un’interfaccia grafica. La selezione può essere fatta anche per data e l’immagine di questo post mostra il numero dei brevetti italiani registrati in USA questa settimana.  E il codice sorgente è disponibile online!

Periodically surpised by science infographics / Periodicamente sorpresa dalle infografiche di scienza

(EN) Alternative rock band TMGB made a song about the fundamental elements of Periodic Table, and their music video it’s a stylized infographic tale about them. ———– (IT) La band di alternative rock TMGB ha dedicato una canzone agli elementi fondamentali della Tavola Periodica e il video musicale che l’accompagna è una stilizzata favola infografica che li illustra.

Stats, democracy and open standards/ Statistiche, democrazie e standard aperti

(EN) Visuell wrote a clear post about SVG and using open standards to visualize statistics and shows also an experiment with his animated population pyramid. ——- (IT) Visuell ha scritto un post che tratta in modo chiaro la tecnologia SVG e l’utilizzo di standard aperti per visualizzare statistiche. Inoltre mostra anche un’esempio  in cui ha realizzato la piramide interattiva della popolazione tedesca.

Green Postures / Pose Verdi

(EN) It’s a smooth animation the one released by German railway company Deutsche Bahn but I have a few doubts on the content.  I’m starting to be fed up about voices insisting that solution to climate change is  a matter of consumer choice, privatizing responsability and avoiding public protests. We need large-scale transformations that depend on choices taken by government, organizations and companies. For example no one mentions the huge amount of European subsidies to airlines that allow them to sell ultra-cheap flight tickets (Milano-Amsterdam by plane costs 50 euros, by train costs 144 euros!) to many cities in Europe.  Let’s chain ourself to a tree until they transfer those subsidies to railway companies. ——————- (IT) E’ un video fatto bene quello realizzato per la compagnia ferroviaria tedesca Deutsche Bahn ma ho qualche dubbio sul suo contenuto. Sto iniziando a stufarmi di voci che insistono nel considerare il cambiamento climatico una questione che riguarda una scelta dei consumatori, privatizzando così

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Some women believe it’s ok / Alcune donne pensano sia ok

[EN] I was wondering if this infographic was too strong to start the season after summer break. But I spent the summer reading Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson and if you are one of the 9 million people who read it too, you’ll see the connection. The graph, taken from  Global Health Magazine and made from Unicef data, shows the percentage of women aged 15–49 responding that a husband or partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife under certain circumstances. I checked if I could find some reports on Europe too and I found Wave Networks reports (a network of European women’s non-governmental organisations working in  the field of combating violence against women and children): take a look at their activities! ——————- [IT] Mi chiedevo se questa infografica fosse un po’ troppo forte per iniziare la stagione dopo la pausa estiva. Ma ho passato l’estate immersa in Millennium, la trilogia di Stieg Larsson e se sei uno/a dei

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