A Visual Guide To Star Wars Part 2: Starships

A follow up to my first Star Wars visualization. This time we are looking at data from Starships in the Star Wars universe, based on the Star Wars API. This time, we compare the attributes of the Starships that might make them more (or less) advantageous in war. Cost, speed, days before resupply and more all play in a role. The question I have after making this, is the Death Star really the ultimate military weapon, or would an army be better off with nearly 7 million X-wings?

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Visualizing the Biggest Fake News Stories of 2017

2017 was a year characterized by “Fake News”. A term first claimed by the left an outcry against poor and false journalism, it was quickly appropriated by the right, which used it to criticize the whole of the “mainstream media”. Their argument was that most journalism coming from major outlets was poorly or even falsely reported. Data Is Beautiful has compiled all of the data from Snopes and Google, and created a visualization showing the biggest Fake News stories of 2017. Read more “Visualizing the Biggest Fake News Stories of 2017”

The State Of World Peace in 2017

World peace is an allusive ideal. We all want it, but we area almost totally sure we will never get it. Thanks to Knoema and the Institute for Economics and Peace, we can track how every country ranks on the peace index. The visualization below looks at “the level of safety and security in a society, the number of international and domestic conflicts, and the degree of militarization.”

While many of the OECD countries score highly on the index, The United States lags behind because of its increase in mass shootings, homicide rate, and terrorist attacks since 2016.

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