Back in 2012, we took a look at Separable Subsurface Scattering (SSSS), a piece of graphics tech that looked very, very pretty. It looks a lot prettier in 2015.
Just what does it look like when every active satellite orbiting around the Earth is set into motion? Something like this lovely interactive graphic from Quartz, which takes all 1,200 satellites moving around Earth and shows you exactly where in orbit they are — plus what they're doing up there as well as who sent it.
Science is amazing, but science reporting can be confusing at times and misleading at worst. The folks at Compound Interest put together this reference graphic that will help you pick out good articles from bad ones, and help you qualify the impact of the study you're reading.
Just how big is our solar system? This interactive graphic shows you exactly how big by putting you in the driver's seat of a rocket ship and posting all the milestones you pass along the way, from the ISS to the furthest point in space traveled to by a dog.
Need a scorecard to keep track of all the characters in True Detective? Want to know the path Rust took through the Hoston Projects in that stunning single-shot sequence? One fan has created a series of graphics that helps illuminate the series.
These illustrations of Robocop are from a Japanese magazine that detailed the inner workings of Detroit's finest cybernetic police officer. They even showcased the schematics of the former Alex Murphy's robotic nemesis ED-209! Ogle the heavy metal.