New York Times

Pummeling Cancer With Protons

Proton radiation therapy is potentially a better way to treat cancer because it has fewer side effects, but the technology is still very expensive. The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute took eight years and $125 million to build, and it can serve up to 150 patients a day.

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Bay Area’s Niche Neighborhoods

Hardware companies have clustered around industry leaders low in Silicon Valley, as Internet advertising and design has taken root in San Francisco.

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Counting the Displaced

On average, China has built one large dam every day during the last 50 years, displacing 1,100 people each time.

The interactive map is a part of the fourth installment of Choking on Growth, a series of articles and multimedia examining the impact of China’s pollution crisis, that I have been working on with other people at The New York Times.

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A Map of the Oil World

In 2006, Saudi Arabia was by far the largest producer of oil, followed by Russia and United States. On average, the United States consumed 20.6 million barrels per day, which made it the largest oil consumer in the world.

This interactive map shows the world oil producers, oil consumers and oil suppliers to the United States, and ranks them from the largest to the smallest.

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Interactive Tour of Mount Kilimanjaro

Every year, thousands of people set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but about a quarter of them fail before reaching the summit. The rest, who succeed, become very ill from latitude sickness.

Is it worth the efforts? Check out Tom Bissell’s account of his painful and exhausting climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Awards and honors
2009 – Part of the Design USA exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2007 – Gold from malofiej 16
2007 – Gold from Society of News Design
2007 – Best of Category: Interactive/Digital award in the 2007 CaGIS/ACSM Map Design Competition

Election '08 Campaign Finance

Election '08 Campaign Finance

The interactive map shows campaign finance data for each presidential candidate in the 2008 election. The version I worked on that won an award was published in 2007. It has been subsequently replaced by the current version on the site.

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2007 – Awards of Excellence from Society of News Design

Where the Lottery Money Goes

Every year, state lotteries are selling billions of dollars worth of tickets. A big part of that money is supposed to go back into funding education or at least that is what we are led to believe. Recent research from The New York Times shows that most of the money from lotteries is actually used to fund the games themselves. The lottery money accounts for only between less than 1 percent to 5 percent of the total funding for K-12 education last year.

The graphics Hannah Fairfield, Ron Nixon and I did shows where the money from ticket sales goes and lottery spending per resident for the 42 states and the District of Columbia that have lottery programs.

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