By The Numbers was conceived as a different way to explore the news. In this case, by searching for news by way of a particular number that appears in the news.
Using the Daylife search API, it's possible to search for articles that contain a particular number, and present the results back in a format that allows you to shape the presentation of those results. This model was conceived as a Flash module, allowing a user to scroll across the numbers, from 0 - 100, select and display the results. Then, scrolling over the headlines, you can select the story you want to read and click on it to go directly to the article.
And if you like it By The Numbers, you're sure to love Prime Time, and Fibonacci!