Archive for September, 2010

Damaged organs and limbs can now be replaced with man-made devices. Already on the market are mechanical hearts, arms and legs, bionic eyes that restore at least partial vision and ear implants that make deaf people hear. Technology continues to break new ground, and the ultimate interface between machine and man’s organ of perception — […]


An information graphic need not always be a big, elaborate production on a centerspread or double truck, featuring meticulously prepared 3D art and heavily “Photoshopped” images. Sometimes, it is a one-column chart. A simple map. Or a sketch-like diagram with a distinct, unfinished look about it. Or something that just works. During the Toronto Air […]


As the war dragged on, the relentless American offensive took its toll on the Taliban who began losing key positions. When Mazar-e Shariff fell, the U.S.-allied Northern Alliance swept west and south, capturing Herot, Zaroni, Konduz and a few other towns — including the capital, Kabul —as the Taliban fled south to Kandahar. Not long […]


In response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush launched a massive attack on Taliban positions in Afghanistan, effectively starting a war that predated, and has outlasted, the war in Iraq. At the time, I was Graphics Editor of a skeleton news graphics […]


Geoscienstists studying the behavior of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have traditionally relied on data gathered from events that have already occurred. That changed in 2003 with the start of a program named EarthScope. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. For a detailed look at this full-page graphic, click here to view a PDF. EarthScope, a bold, new Earth science initiative, was […]