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For first time, Asia matches US high-tech investment expenditure

In Asia on February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

This originally appeared on Asia Matters for America.

US has lost over one quarter of high-tech manufacturing jobs in past decade.

Ten countries in Asia together invested $399 billion in S&T research and development, as much as the United States, in 2009. Image Source: National Science Board

For the first time in history, the Asian region in 2009 spent as much on research and development in science and technology (S&T) fields as the United States, the traditional leader in high technology investment. The spending has cost American jobs because multinational companies, many of them US-based, locate more of their knowledge-intensive, research and development jobs in Asia, according to a new report by the US National Science Board. During the last decade, the United States has lost nearly three in ten high-tech manufacturing jobs.

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U.S. Exports to Asia

In Asia, Infographics on December 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm

This is an annotated map I produced for the Asia Matters for America website:

The lines in the map above represent U.S. merchandise exports to Asia, by U.S. state and Asian country in 2007. The thinnest lines represent exports of greater than U.S.$2.5 billion; mid-thickness lines, greater than $5 billion; thickest lines, greater than $10 billion.

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Election maps

In Infographics on November 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm

I’m writing this one day after what many Americans consider the most historic election in U.S. history. Elections provide an endless amount of data, and this was no exception. Particularly evident was the use of images to process data and extract trends.

For example, the following combination of graphics from CNN.com shows the difference between the electoral votes in 2004 and 2008 (click for full size):

Election map comparison: 2004 and 2008

Election map comparison: 2004 and 2008

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