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Here’s a thought experiment: what if the borders of U.S. states were redrawn in various ways? How would that have changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? After all, the current state borders are fairly arbitrary. Of the thirteen maps she tested, FiveThirtyEight’s Ella Koeze shows that no rejiggering of state borders would have swung the election to Clinton.
Planet, a satellite imagery company, captures high-resolution photos of every inch of the Earth’s surface on a daily basis. But how are they able to cover so much ground so quickly? Nadieh Bremmer built this incredible 3-D model that explains how their constellation of 150 satellites work together to make it happen.
The Knicks have been one of the most dysfunctional NBA teams for the last few decades. And after they struck out in free agency once again this summer, many people are pointing to their controversial owner, James Dolan, as the source of failure. This piece from Bloomberg dives into the numbers and reveals that, yes, Dolan’s tenure has been historically bad.
Square Density Culture
We know that America’s urban centers are densely populated. But within a given city, density actually varies drastically. Garrett Dash Nelson’s tool allows you to explore which square kilometers in major U.S. cities have the most people, and which have the least.