December 8, 2010
4 years ago

Innovation Across America

Originally Published on: New Scientist

Innovation and the protection of intellectual property have been two of the most important cornerstones in the economic dynamism of America since the 1700's. This visualization by Peter Aldhous shows all of the metropolitan areas in America and ranks them by patents per capita (although the precise algorithm is a little more complex). We think you will agree it is one strikingly beautiful viz.