Thursday, May 14, 2009

The World's First Map of Science

This "Map of Science" created by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists illustrates the online behavior of scientists accessing different scientific journals, publications. It's a high resolution graphic depiction of the virtual trails scientists leave behind when retrieving information from online services.

Johan Bollen who led the research argues as follows:
"This research will be a crucial component of future efforts to study and predict scientific, as well novel methods to determine the true impact of articels and journals."

More information in PloS ONE

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Step by Step

Visiting Commoncraft's Blog I came across this photo and I really like it a lot.