The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. But what about a fruit fly's? While only the size of a pinhead, it's still pretty motherf'ing complicated. Which is why a team of scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute used an ingenious technique called "Brainbow" to make their job easier, revealing fine neural structures with unprecedented clarity.
A month ago, Google's Android operating system became the world's top OS for smartphones. How did that happen? Well, now you can see for yourself -- courtesy of a stunning 3D data visualization of Android phone activations geolocated and plotted between October 2008 and January 2011. It's slow in the beginning, but stick with it: