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Visualizing The Invisible: Wind Map

Windmap at, Hacker News and Mashable linked to a new site with a hypnotic and beautiful visualization of the current wind conditions over the continental US, called appropriately Windmap.

It’s the creation of a pair of Google engineers. And it’s great example of how incomprehensibly huge databases of information can be displayed in a way that is as compelling as it is informative.

The first couple times I tried to check it out, it was apparently swamped from all the attention it got in the past day–it wouldn’t load. Keep trying, it’s worth it.