Posts Tagged ‘infographics’

TRACKS OF A BYGONE ERA MADE BLUE COLLAR DREAMS COME TRUE The once mighty Milwaukee Road spanned 16 states with 10,000 miles of track and boasted some of the most avant-garde streamlined passenger cars of the railroad era. But its busiest branch was the Beer Line, a freight track that served all the big breweries […]

Here is an illustration on the perils of engaging in activities other than work during work hours — particularly surfing online sites that have nothing to do whatsoever with the job one is paid to do on company time. With the  coming of  the Internet in the early 1990s, and the ensuing widespread use of […]

If it has a smell,  it can be sniffed — by a wasp. That’s the idea behind a gadget that employs specially trained wasps to smell, detect and identify certain chemicals the same way a trained dog does. A three-man team of wasp experts, one of them a biological engineer, has invented a software-run device […]

Here’s a graphic about the different types of gamblers and what goes on in their minds while on the casino floor. The typical players usually belong to one of four distinct types based on whether they are introverts or extroverts, and whether they are high- or low-risk takers. These traits determine largely on what gaming […]

DEPLETED COD STOCKS IS WHAT’S LEFT OF A ONCE MIGHTY INDUSTRY In July 1992, the Canadian government issued a moratorium on fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, practically shutting down an industry that, for centuries, has yielded an annual catch of up to 200,000 tonnes of northern cod, supporting Atlantic Canada’s livelihood and way of life. […]

THORACOAMNIOTIC SHUNT PROCEDURE SHRINKS TUMOR In early 2008, doctors at the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, encountered a challenging case in which the lives of both a pregnant woman and the baby she was carrying were at risk. The woman’s six and a half month-old fetus had a benign tumor the size of a small […]

The continuing trial of Michael Rafferty for the 2009 rape and murder of eight-year old Tori Stafford of Woodstock, Ontario, is generating public interest the same way a similar, much publicized murder trial did 17 years ago – the  1995 trial of serial killer Paul Bernardo in connection with the kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of […]

This graphic takes a snapshot of a city street’s retail scene in 2003 and compares it with an image of the same street captured 30 years earlier — in 1973. Note how women’s clothing stores, shoe stores and jewelry shops — which dominated the street’s retail business in 1973 — have given way to restaurants, […]

If only Torontonians could have a dollar for every plan to demolish or replace the Gardiner Expressway … For there has been, over the years, no shortage of blueprints spewing out of drawing boards on what to do with downtown Toronto’s old and reliable east-west freeway: encase the elevated portion of the highway in a […]

RECESSION FORCES METAL CASTER TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY Grede Foundries Inc. was among the pillars of Milwaukee business and industry. It was founded in 1920 by William Grede who, after buying Liberty Foundry in the Milwaukee suburb of Wawautosa, embarked on a program of acquisitions that saw the growing company acquire Spring City Foundry in […]