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Inspiration - Dribbbleboard

Created by Sergey Shmidt, Dribbbleboard is a simple way to browse images posted to dribbble.com. The site takes away the interface elements found on dribble and just leaves the images (and makes them bigger), making it easier to see the content. A great source for design and illustration inspiration.

Mapping foreign aid

Ever wondered where aid comes from and goes to in a particular country? The web tool d-portal.org uses information from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and data published by the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System. You can see data for specific countries, or data for publishers such as Oxfam GB and even what the money was spent on.

Radiolab: CRISPR

(Photo Credit: NIH/NIAID/Flickr)

Radiolab podcasts cover a wide range of subjects, from punk rock in Cuba to why quicksand isn't scary anymore. All the podcasts mix story telling with audio touches that really bring them to life. The latest episode covers CRISPR and genetic manipulation, fascinating stuff.

Hidden inside some of the world’s smallest organisms is one of the most powerful tools scientists have ever stumbled across. It's a defense system that has existed in bacteria for millions of years and it may some day let us change the course of human evolution.

Listen to Antibodies Part 1: CRISPR on radiolab.org

What is Dropbox?

Buck.tv have created this lovely video showing the power of using Dropbox to managing your files. Check out those dance moves too.

http://www.buck.tv/work/what-is-dropbox/ Buck.tv

Say hello to Neue Haas Unica

Monotype has revived a typeface that got lost amongst legal disputes and the rise of desktop publishing in the 80's. Haas Unica was a sort of follow up to Helvetica, a hybrid of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk.

André Gürtler, one of the three original typographers of Unica said, “Unica was designed to be different, sharper than Helvetica, warmer than Univers, cleaner than Akzidenz.”

You can get the thin version for free of the full family for $99, see the typeface over at Monotype.com

Minimal Maps

Minimal Maps is an ongoing research project by Michael Pecirno. The project visualises such things as America's grass lands, deciduous trees, corn fields et al.

“For instance, corn fields take up 91 million acres of the American landscape. This is a staggering 4.83% of the continuous United States.* While hearing that value is quite astounding, there is little way right now for us to visualise what 4.83% of the American landscape looks like, or furthermore, where this land is. By focussing each map on a single subject, we are able to better visualise and understand our landscape.”

Whilst helping to visualise the data the maps are also visually pleasing, so much so that you can buy prints of them.