Posts Tagged ‘Alfred Elicierto’

Click here to view interactive graphic. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or becomes blocked by blood clot. Vital tissues that are fed via blood vessels are starved, causing the patient to lose cognitive and motor function. A new method — known as the Penumbra System of Continuous Aspiration Thrombectomy […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. Bringing a drug to market entails expensive and time-consuming clinical trials and rigorous drug testing, a function that used to be the domain of either the drug manufacturers’ in-house units or academic research institutions. To cut costs, some drug companies have turned to contract research organizations, or CROs, which […]


Geothermal energy can manifest in a giant plume of vapor spewing out of a crack in the ground, a bubbling pool of hot water at the foot of a mountain under sub-zero temperatures, or a thin jet of superheated fluid shooting into the air intermittently. Thousands of miles deep into the ground, heat trapped in […]


Clip art. Versatile, reusable, recyclable art. Easy to find, easy to use. Cheap and oftentimes free. They have been around since the first time graphic artists learned to preserve their drawings for future use. The drawings could be parts of a larger drawing project, a full-blown illustration or an information graphic. They could be bits […]


Earlier this year, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency took action to contain the spread of the emerald ash borer (agrilus planipennis) in the province of Ontario and beyond by prohibiting the movement of firewood and ash-tree products such as nursery stock, logs, branches and wood chips from the Ottawa and Gatineau areas to any other […]


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 […]