The Pudding published an interactive map that shows which songs reach number 1 in the last month around the world. The map allows the user to see how different songs are popular across different cities and regions within a country.
The New York Times published a very impressive data visualisation that explains how air is processed and circulated in the cabin of an aircraft. They simulated two million air particles to track how COVID would spread in a cabin if a positive passenger with a mask on sneezed. The takeaways are that the aircraft cabin is safer than the airport, and to keep your mask on all the time.
Scientists and MIT used laser imagery to make 3D maps of spider webs and then calculated the vibrating frequency of each thread based on size and elasticity. Using this information, Markus J. Buehler's team then converted these frequencies into sound and music.
There are 16,197 objects in low earth orbit at last count. All of these can be seen in Leo Labs' great visualisation of low earth orbit. The data visualisation can filter the objects by categories such as perigee, inclination, and country of origin, among others.
El Pais published another set of informative Covid infection animations, this time illustrating how communial air extraction pipes in apartment buildings can facilitate the spread of Covid from different apartments in an air suction loop. Apartment buildings built prior to 1975 in Spain contain these communical air pipes in bathrooms.
The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance created a Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index, including a neat dashboard showing a mining map and comparing the consumption of electricity by the Bitcoin network with those of countries, and boiling all the kettles in the UK and the EU, among other comparisons.